Before the attack japan had six battle ships ready to launch fighter jets and bombers. Japan had joined forces with the Nazis and Italy. Before the attack japan never declared war against America. The attack began at 7:55 in the morning. Japan forces were led by vice admiral Chuichi Nagumo.
Did you know that Japan attacked to destroy the air craft carriers that were not at the base at the time? Japan attacked without declaring war so basically japan attacked for no reason. Did you know that Japan was going to attack again but did not? During the attack Pearl Harbor lost 11 battle ships and 188 planes destroyed. Pearl Harbor turned the floating hull of the mighty Arizona into a national monument in 1962 it opened. this is the USS Arizona's memorial.
Japan attacked Pearl Harbor with a total of 353 planes. America declared war on Italy, Germany, and Japan on December 11th. To help America win the war America dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to help bring the war to an end. After the war the world declared that atomic bombs were not allowed in wars. During the war the Japanese lost 28 planes and 5 midget subs were destroyed. Thank you for listening to my article the reason I wanted to do this article is because Pearl Harbor is one of my favorite historical events to learn about.