Pearl Harbor was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941. The U.S. Pacific Fleet suffered grievous damage; 21 ships were sunk or harmed, 347 aircraft were impaired or destroyed and 2,403 Americans died. The United States promptly declared war on the Empire of Japan, entering World War II.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the president of the United States during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The attack occurred on Dec. 7, 1941, during President Roosevelt's third term in office.
The attack on Pearl Harbor occurred in 1941. On the morning of Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, the Hawaiian Island base was attacked by Japanese pilots.
Pearl Harbor is a natural harbor located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The exact location of the harbor is in Central Oahu, a short drive from the Waikiki. Once a military harbor, the location is home to five historic sites, including the USS Arizona Memorial, as of 2014.
One place to find a list of Pearl Harbor survivors is the U.S.S. Arizona BB-39 website USSArizona.org, which has casualty and survivor lists from the Arizona specifically and Pearl Harbor in general. Another option is the U.S.S. Arizona Survivors website Pearl-Harbor.com, which has casualty and surv
The Huffington Post has online photographs depicting the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which was a two-hour assault occurring on December 7, 1941. The Boston Globe's online photographs begin with an aerial view of the beginning of the Japanese attack that left 2,400 dead and more than 1,000 wound
The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association collects stories of survivors of one of the worst attacks on American soil in history. The PHSA's website is full of information about what led to the attack, the attack itself and the aftermath, including firsthand accounts of many who were directly involved.
One theory holds that Japan bombed Pearl Harbor to decimate the American Pacific fleet so Japan could spread its influence throughout the South Pacific. Another theory believes the bombing was intended to force the United States to accept an agreement to lift economic sanctions against Japan.
Several tour companies feature day trips from Maui to Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor Tours offers the Battleships of WWII tour from Maui. The nine-hour tour includes a return flight from Kapalua, Maui, on a private plane and preferred ticketing to the USS Arizona Memorial.
Pearls come in two primary types: natural pearls that form unaided by humans and cultured pearls that humans cultivate with care. Cultured pearls fall into four main groups based on the type of water body and location. These are the saltwater Akoya pearls from Japan and China, the saltwater Tahitian