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 on Japan.
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.
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 destruction of 20 naval vessels and 200 airplanes.
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.
On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan attacked the American military base Pearl Harbor, located near Honolulu, Hawaii. The attack happened early in the morning while the sailors were asleep, so it was difficult for them to defend themselves. When the attack was over, 21 out of 96 ships had been sunk, with several
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.
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.
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.
Lasting less than 2 hours, the assault on Pearl Harbor resulted in the deaths of more than 2,500 people and wounded more than 1,000 more. The losses at Pearl Harbor also included 18 American ships and about 300 airplanes.
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.