What Was Pearl Harbor? by Patricia Brennan DemuthA terrifying attack!
On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died, and the United States was propelled into World War II. In a compelling, easy-to-read narrative, children will learn all about a pivotal moment in American history.
The Surprise Revenge Raid on Tokyo After the Pearl Harbor Attack
The Attack on Pearl Harbor
On the morning of 7 December , at 7. Their intention was to destroy and damage as much of the US Pacific Fleet as possible, before it could respond to Japanese operations taking place on the same day against British, Dutch and US territories in southeast Asia. Minutes later, the Arizona exploded after a bomb hit its gunpowder stores, sinking the ship and killing 1, of its crew. This devastating attack was followed an hour and a half later by a second wave of Japanese aircraft. Within two hours, 18 US warships had been sunk or damaged, aircraft destroyed and 2, American servicemen and women killed. They were to prove vital in the coming Pacific Campaign. Kanohoe naval air station, strewn with damaged aircraft and wreckage, 7 December
View looking up Battleship Row, after the Japanese attack. On December 8, President Franklin D.
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December 7, 1941, A Date That Will Live in Infamy
Pearl Harbor is a U. Just before 8 a. More than 2, Americans died in the attack, including civilians, and another 1, people were wounded. The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise , but Japan and the United States had been edging toward war for decades.
Southeast Asia. Southwest Pacific. North America. Manchuria and North Korea. The attack on Pearl Harbor [nb 3]  was a surprise preemptive  military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States a neutral country at the time against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu , Hawaii on Sunday morning, December 7, Japan intended the attack as a preventive action to keep the United States Pacific Fleet from interfering with its planned military actions in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom , the Netherlands , and the United States. Over the course of seven hours there were coordinated Japanese attacks on the U.