World War II

Christopher Martz

Pearl Harbor

On December 7, 1941, around 8:00 am, the Japanese flew over in airplanes and dropped bombs at the naval base in Honolulu, Hawaii. The bombing lasted for two hours. Damage included eight battleships, and 300 airplanes. Over 2,000 military officers were killed in the bombing. About 1,000 others were injured. The next day, president Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on Japan. Italy and Germany declared war three days later.




On June 6, 1944 along a coast of France, 160,000 allied troops prepared to fight with the German Nazi. There were over 5,000 ships and 13,000 airplanes and other aircraft. The death toll was high. The allies lost about 9,000 soldiers and some were wounded. Countries that participated include France, Germany, and the United States.