Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

The attack

On December 7, 1941, today, the Japanese attacked us in Hawaii out of surprise. It lasted a total of 110 minutes, I was keeping track. 2,335 of our men have been killed. There were also 1,143 men wounded. This attack took place on the south side of the island in Hawaii of Oahu. This is where the naval base that I'm located at is located. This has been a grueling time for me. I've never missed my family so much.

It is now 2:00 pm and I've been wounded. I have a bullet located in my left shoulder. I was trying to save one of my buddies from getting hit.

It is 5:00 now and we've lost 3 battleships. Luckily the one I'm on, USS California is still in good shape. It sounds like very heavy rain outside from the constant bullets showering the ship.

The plans of attack

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto came up with these plans. I heard that the Japanese used the code name "operation Hawaii." I also heard that they chose Sunday because they figured that we would be off our guards and not as prepared. If I ever have my chance I'm gonna do anything in my power to kill that man.

Three important Battleships attacked in Pearl Harbor

Result of Pearl Harbor

It is now 10:00 and the firing has stopped. every now and then I hear a gun shot, but nothing major. I've just gotten a report stating that we lost 21 ships in total. I feel like my entire life has been ripped right out from under me. I'm in serious pain and not sure If I'll make it any longer. If I make any farther, I'm going to do something about this. We, as a country, will get our revenge. This is the start of a war.

The USS California was hit by two torpedoes and the entire ship flooded. A lot of sailors died on this ship.