Pearl Harbor attacked!

By: Spencer Benner

December 7, 1941

At around 6:00 a.m, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor near Oahu, Hawaii. They came in by air and started bombing the harbor and the ships in it. Wave after wave of Japanese planes were bombing. The total amount of planes was 423 planes. The leader of the Japanese attack was Admiral Nagumo. Reports say the day before the attack, President Franklin Roosevelt attempted to create peace between America and Japan by talking with the emperor of japan. However, his attempt to make peace failed.

The people of Oahu

We interviewed one of the victims of the Japanese attacks. He said," I woke up to the sound of the Japanese planes flying towards the harbor. When I looked outside my window, I saw flames on the water."

What now?

Today, Franklin Roosevelt gave a speech saying," December 7, 1941, a day that will live in infamy." America and England have officially declared war on Japan. The Second World War has come to the USA.