Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

The First Attack

This had took place December 7, 1941 72 years ago. The ship Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. The air attack was led by Commander Mitsuo Fuchida. The first plane had contained 183 fighters and bombers. The attack by the air attack took place at 7:55 a.m. that morning. Pearl Harbor was attacked at 8:45 a.m. by the second wave of 170 planes. They took off from the aircraft carriers called, Akaga, Kaga, Hiryu, Soryu, Zuikaku, and Shakaku. The pilots in the first attack used a radio station's mast near to home.

About Pearl Harbor before the Attack

As part of a Hawaiian treaty between the United States and Hawaiian Kingdom, of 1875 as Supplemented by Convention on December 6, 1884 and ratified in 1887. The United States obtained rights to Pearl Harbor as part of an agreement to allow Hawaiian sugar to enter the United States duty free.

Pearl Harbor Today

It's now a place you can go and visit and walk through to see everything. It is located in Pearl Harbor, HI.