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 USS Arizona sinking as one of the many Japanese air attacks bombard Pearl Harbor.
The USS Shaw being obliterated.
The USS West Virginia being extinguished as the flames envelope it. However, the ship did survive.
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."
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.