In 1953 Montgomery Clift was a member of an outstanding ensemble cast who had filmed 'From Here to Eternity,' a fictional tale of the weeks preceding Pearl Harbor's attack. Burt Lancaster recalls the only time he was afraid of an actor was in a shooting his first scene with Clift. He also said of Clift, "He had so much power, so much concentration. Clift was a complicated man, there's no question about it. He was a very sweet man, Monty, very emotional."…
On Dec. 7, 1941, at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Time (12:48 p.m. EST), 353 Japanese fighters, bombers, and torpedo planes attacked the United States base at Pearl Harbor. 2,042 Americans were killed in bombings. The attack was both unexpected and unwarranted, and led to the United States' entry into World War II. Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Pearl_Harbor
Pearl Harbor On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a Surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii . By planning his attack on a Sunday, the Japanese commander Admiral Nagumo, hoped to catch the entire fleet in port. As luck Would have it, the Aircraft Carriers and one of the Battleships were not in port.
Lt. Annie G. Fox was the first woman to receive the Purple Heart for combat. She served as the chief nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941.