- "Wait--who bombed what now? Pearl Harbor? That in Queens?"
- ―Art Student
On December 7, 1941, Japanese aircraft bombed Pearl Harbor taking the United States Navy completely by surprise and claiming the lives of more than 2,300 troops. The attack on Pearl Harbor served to unify American public opinion in favor of entering World War II.
Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes were attending art lessons when a classmate informed everyone of the attack over Pearl Harbor, and that it would probably mean that the United States would enter World War II, making Barnes and Rogers discuss the need to enlist to the United States Armed Forces.