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What happened on Pearl Harbor Day?

President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy." On that day, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory. The bombing killed more than 2,300 Americans. It completely destroyed the American battleship U.S.S.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, why did the attack on Pearl Harbor happen?

The Japanese attack had several major aims. First, it intended to destroy important American fleet units, thereby preventing the Pacific Fleet from interfering with Japanese conquest of the Dutch East Indies and Malaya and to enable Japan to conquer Southeast Asia without interference.

Furthermore, why was Pearl Harbor important? The attacks on Dec. 7, 1941, brought attention to the intelligence failures and the lack of readiness of the United States military. The attacks on Pearl Harbor galvanized the American people and they pulled together in unity, which helped create the United States into a world power.

Thereof, what happened Pearl Harbor?

On the morning of 7 December 1941, at 7.55am local time, 183 aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the United States Naval base at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Within two hours, 18 US warships had been sunk or damaged, 188 aircraft destroyed and 2,403 American servicemen and women killed.

How long did the attack on Pearl Harbor last?

By 0800 hrs the majority of US fighter planes were destroyed. They had been lined up on the airfields to prevent sabotage. The torpedo planes inflicted most of the initial damage to the ships at Pearl Harbor. The torpedo attack lasted about 11 minutes and was followed by bombers.

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