"A day that will live in infamy" -Franklin D. Roosevelt
On the morning of December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes made a surprise attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The Japanese were tired of U.S commands. So rather than giving in, they decided to plan an attack against the U.S to attempt to destroy the United States naval power. The Japanese practiced and prepared carefully for their attack on Pearl Harbor, which they knew would be extremely risky. On the day of the bombing, over 3,500 Americans were wounded, and the Japanese managed to destroy about 20 naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and almost 200 aiplanes. The day after the assault President Franklin D. Roosevelt decided to declare war on Japan.
An actual photoage of Japanese fighter planes bombing Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
A newspaper article announcing the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
The memorial of the U.S.S Arizona in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was one of the last surviving battleships of the attack.