Pearl Harbor

Alec Hazelett

December 7th, 1941

On this date 2,335 U.S. Service men were killed and 1,143 were wounded. They were attacked by Japanese without a warning. The attack lasted almost 2 whole hours, it lasted 110 minutes.

The Japanese

The Japanese lost 65 men and 1 was captured. Japans code name for this attack was "Operation Hawaii." They later changed the name to "Operation Z." They specifically chose Sunday because they figured that Americans would be more relaxed and less alert on a weekend.

After the Attacks

After the attacks, Franklin D. Roosevelt said the day will be "a date that will be remembered in infamy." These attacks triggered the U.S. to declare World War II with the Japanese today, December 8th, 1941.

How to Prepare for Future Attacks

The Japanese attacked on the weekend because the thought that the U.S. wouldn't be prepared or alert. They were correct, we should always be prepared for attack no matter what day it is.

How we were attacked

The Japanese had 353 fighter planes, bombers, and torpedo planes attack the base. They were attacked in two waves and all eight navy battle ships were damaged, four of them sunk. They also sank three cruisers, three destroyers, and an anti-aircraft training ship.
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