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The attack on Pearl Harbor Navy Base by the aerial forces of the Japanese Navy began at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian time on Dec. 7, 1941 and ended about 90 minutes later. This surprise attack was the incentive for the United Stat... More »

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Pearl Harbor, a United States naval base on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, was the site of one of the worst attacks in American history. The Japanese attack on the base occurred on Dec. 7, 1941 and concluded with the destr... More »

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The attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, was important because it sparked the United States' entrance into World War II. The day after the Japanese attacked Honolulu's Pearl Harbor, the United States declared war ... More »

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The weapons used during the attack on Pearl Harbor included bombs, torpedoes, machine guns and anti-aircraft guns. The Japanese bombs and torpedoes were dropped by numerous aircraft, including B5N2 bombers and Aichi D3A1... More »

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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. More »

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The attack on Pearl Harbor happened because the Japanese wanted to destroy the U.S. Pacific Fleet so it could not impede Japanese expansion through the South Pacific. Japan also hoped to shatter the morale of the United ... More »

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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. More »

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