The Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Two waves of aircraft took off from six Japanese aircraft carriers and led the aerial bombardment.
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 States to prevent it from entering World War II.
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 located on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii, within United States of America. It lies in the Pacific Ocean halfway between the mainland of the United States and Japan. It is a lagoon to the west of the state's capital, Honolulu.
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 States to enter World War II, declaring war on Japan the following day and on the Ax
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 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 dive bombers. The Japanese also used A6M Model 21 Zeros to strafe airbases arou
After the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States entered World War II. On December 8, Congress declared war on Japan, and on December 11, the United States entered into war with Germany.
Pearl Harbor is located on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii. Pearl Harbor refers to both the natural harbor in the island of Oahu and the American Naval base located there.
More than 2,500 people were killed when Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. The attack on a U.S. military base began at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time and lasted less than two hours, also resulting in the loss of 300 airplanes and 18 American ships.