On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese military launched a surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. On that clear Sunday morning, several Eastern Connecticut residents were assigned to ships, submarines and artillery posts in the area. At 7:48 a.m., the base was attacked by 353 planes carrying bullets, bombs and torpedoes. There was little warning for the Americans below. What follows is an oral history of that December morning, as recalled by local veterans in stories that appeared in The Bulletin through the years. While most of the witnesses to history that day have since died, the memories of their experiences live on. Read full article here.