The Attack on Pearl Harbor

by Nick Cranmer

The Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

  • Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii
  • December 7, 1941
  • Surprise attack
  • Japs lead by Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku

Reasons, Planning, and Results

Embargo on oil and steel

Main goal: U.S Carriers

Spent long time in planning

Was spotted on radar

Japanese close to 430 planes

First wave close to 85 planes

Three Japanese carriers

U.S carriers U.S.S Lexington, Enterprise, and Saratoga not in port

Raid ended at 9:45a.m.

U.S.S Arizona an Oklahoma destroyed

2,335 servicemen and almost 70 civilians killed

More then 180 U.S planes destroyed

Congress votes war

All but one lady in House of Reps. NO

FDR declares war on the Empire of Japan