President franklin roosevelt called december 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy on that day, japanese planes attacked the united states naval base at pearl harbor, hawaii territory the bombing killed more than 2,300 americans it completely destroyed the american battleship uss arizona and capsized the. Envelope containing the first letter written by beth slingerland describing the attack on the pearl harbor naval base postmarked december 8, 1941 honolulu, [territory of hawaii] sunday morning between 8-9 am under attack by an enemy – japan dearest mother and dad how can i write at such a. The 20th century almanac a series of documentaries that highlights the most important and interesting events of the 20th century shocking events, big scandals, the most famous murders, the most important personalities of international politics a large dose of knowledge about politics, culture and history. The attack on pearl harbor was a surprise military strike by the imperial japanese navy air service against the united states naval base at pearl harbor, hawaii territory, on the morning of december 7, 1941 the attack, also known as the battle of pearl harbor, led to the united states' entry into world war ii the japanese. Sunday, december 7, 1941, was supposed to be a day of rest for the military soldiers at hawaii's pearl harbor naval base on the island of oahu but at 7:55 am, japanese fighter planes zoomed in without warning and attacked the united states pacific fleet, or naval vessels, moored in the harbor thousands of lives would.
A look at the history of pearl harbor, the area called wai momi meaning water of pearl prior to the japanese attack on december 7, 1941. The attack on pearl harbor was intended to neutralize the united states pacific fleet as the japanese expanded throughout the pacific region despite numerous historical precedents for unannounced military action, the lack of any formal warning by japan led president franklin d roosevelt to proclaim december 7, 1941. After more than 75 years, the question remains for students of the history of world war two: why did japan attack pearl harbor the attack on pearl harbor on december 7, 1941 directly caused america's entry to ww2 which led to the eventual launch of the atomic bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki, an outcome that.
Learn about 39 interesting pearl harbor facts about the japanese attack on pearl harbor december 7, 1941. Aboard the uss arizona during the attack on pearl harbor. Pearl harbor's history didn't end on dec 7, 1941 the base remained a supply facility during world war ii and a logistics hub for korea and vietnam. On december 7, 1941, japanese planes attacked the united states naval base at pearl harbor external, hawaii territory, killing more than 2,300 americans the uss arizona was completely destroyed and the uss oklahoma capsized a total of twelve ships sank or were beached in the attack and nine additional.
The us navy battleships uss west virginia (bb-48) (sunken at left) and uss tennessee (bb-43) shrouded in smoke following the japanese air raid on pearl harbor, 1941 (national archives and records administration, arc 295976) on 7 december 1941, over 350 japanese aircraft attacked the us naval base in pearl. The japanese attacks on pearl harbor and hong kong on dec 7, 1941 stirred panic in vancouver there were rumours that a japanese aircraft carrier had been spotted off the coast near san francisco, and that us planes had been dispatched to track it downno japanese carrier was found.
In the early morning hours of december 7, 1941, japan launched a surprise attack on the us naval base at pearl harbor in hawaii the raid this week in west virginia history in september 1945, the west virginia was in tokyo bay for japan's official surrender, the only pearl harbor survivor present.
December 7, 1941 was a date which will live in infamy, according to franklin delano roosevelt the surprise attack on pearl harbor by the japanese led the united states to enter world war ii. Out of the disaster on oahu a revisionist myth emerged that has been masquerading as history ever since in its most extreme form it invites us to stand on our heads and look at everything upside down it asks us to believe that on december 7, 1941, franklin d roosevelt attacked japan at pearl harbor. Cover photos: the photo of the attack on pearl harbor on 7 december 1941 is from the naval historical center the photo of the 11 september 2001 attack on the world trade center is from the us air force counterproliferation center. To commemorate the 76th anniversary, here's a look back at a collection of associated press photos of the japanese attack on pearl harbor on dec 7, 1941.