pearl harbor attack

December 7th 1941

what happend at pearl harbor?

the surprise was completely unexpecked . there was to waves to the attack; the first attack happened at 7:53 am, the second wave of attack at 8:55. some were around 9:55 it was all over. at 1:00 pm the carriers that had launched the planes from 274 miles off of the cost pahu were heading back to japan. when they were gone they left there tracks of distuction behind, of 2,403 dead 188 destroyed planes and a crippled pacific fleet that included 8 damaged or destroyed battleships.

the after math of the attack;

in one stoke the japaneseaction silenced the debate that had divided americans ever since the german defeat of france left England alone in the fight against the Nazi terror. three days latter, Japanese planes began a all day attack on American facilities in the Philippines. Philippines time was just after 5 am on December 8.) farther to the west the Japanese struck at Hong Kong , malay and Thailand in a coordinated attempt to use surprise in order inflict as much damage as quickly as possible to strategic targets.

most importanly

although stunned by the attack at pearl haebor, the pacific fleets aircraft carriers , submarines and, most importantly, it fuel oil storage facilities emerged unscathed. these assets formed the foundation for the American response that led to the victory at the battle of midway the following june.