Pearl Harbor

By: Colton Alexander

The Day

On December 6th, 1941, the Japanese sent a 14 part message telling the US that they were going to attack. The US couldn't get the message to Pearl Harbor until four hours after the attack. On December 7th, 1941, a series of Japanese air attacks were targeted at Pearl Harbor. The first attack was sent 6 am and consisted of 183 planes. The second attack happened at 7:15 and consisted of 167 Japanese planes. The Japanese were led by Admiral Negumo.It was a tragic day for all of us. Franklin Roosevelt called December 7th "a date which will live in infamy..."

Attack of Pearl Harbor

Sunday, Dec. 7th 1941 at 7am

Pearl Harbor, HI, United States

Pearl Harbor, HI

Casualties:

2,335 servicemen

68 civilians with 1,178 people wounded

How I felt when it happened

Watching Pearl Harbor under attack put a lot of us in a state of shock. The first couple of days we did what we were supposed to do, like repairing airplanes or manning machine guns, but a few days after, we were aloud to go search for our families. Shortly after we had to work 12 hours on and 12 hours off. It was exhausting. We were all working hard, but we were all scared.