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  Attack on Pearl Harbor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The perception of the treacherous nature of the attack on Pearl Harbor also sparked fears of sabotage or espionage by Japanese Americans and was a factor in the subsequent Japanese internment in the western United States, and Roosevelt signed United States Executive Order 9066 requiring all Japanese Americans to show up for arrest and internment.
Of Pearl Harbor itself, he said that it came in direct response to a virtual ultimatum, the Hull note, from the U.S. government, and that the surprise attack was not treacherous because it should have been expected.
In terms of military history, the attack on Pearl Harbor marked the emergence of the aircraft carrier as the center of naval power, replacing the battleship as the keystone of the fleet.
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 Pearl Harbor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pearl Harbor is a simple embayment on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu.
It was the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 7, 1941 that brought the United States into World War II.
In 1917, Ford Island in the middle of Pearl Harbor was purchased for joint Army and Navy use in the development of military aviation in the Pacific.
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 Attack on Pearl Harbor - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, was aimed at the Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces.
Of Japan's 441 planes (350 took part in the attack), 29 were lost during the battle (nine in the first attack wave and 20 in the second wave) and another 74 were damaged by flak and machine gunfire from the ground.
Due to its losses at Pearl Harbor and in the subsequent Japanese invasion of the Philippines, the U.S. Navy was unable to play any significant role in the Pacific War for the next six months.
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 Pearl Harbor Attack
The attack on the airfields had barely started before the first bombs and torpedoes were loosed against the sitting targets of "battleship row." Within minutes most of the battleships at the Ford Island moorings had been hit by one or more torpedoes and bombs.
Three of the Marine airmen were killed during the attacks, a fourth died of wound; 13 wounded men were treated in the group's aid station.
In the course of their attacks on battleship row and the ships in the navy yard's drydocks, the enemy planes had strafed and bombed the Marine barracks area, and nine men had been wounded.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /hawaii/about_destin/attackonpearlharbor.html   (2575 words)

 Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941
The 7 December 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor was one of the great defining moments in history.
The U.S. Fleet's Pearl Harbor base was reachable by an aircraft carrier force, and the Japanese Navy secretly sent one across the Pacific with greater aerial striking power than had ever been seen on the World's oceans.
However, the memory of the "sneak attack" on Pearl Harbor fueled a determination to fight on.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/events/wwii-pac/pearlhbr/pearlhbr.htm   (1497 words)

 Attack At Pearl Harbor, 1941 - The Japanese View
At 6:00 AM the first elements of the air attack consisting of fighter aircraft, torpedeo bombers, high-level bombers and dive-bombers were aloft and assembling in the pre-dawn gloom.
The attack was opened with the first bomb falling on Wheeler Field, followed shortly by dive-bombing attacks upon Hickam Field and the bases at Ford Island.
Pearl Harbor and the air bases had been pretty well wrecked by the fierce strafings and bombings.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /pearl2.htm   (1092 words)

 Remembering Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor, the United States' center for military action in the Pacific Ocean, was almost completely destroyed.
A month after the British attack on Taranto harbor, Yamamoto decided that if war with the United States was unavoidable he would launch a carrier attack on Pearl Harbor.
The crews at Pearl Harbor were on the decks of their ships for morning colors and the singing of The Star-Spangled Banner.
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 Pearl Harbor - Mother of All Conspiracies
FDR needed the attack to sucker Hitler to declare war, since the public and Congress were overwhelmingly against entering the war in Europe.
His reaction to the news of Pearl Harbor was quite unusual - he locked himself in his room all morning and refused to meet with his air commander General Brereton, and refused to attack Japanese forces on Formosa even under orders from the War Department.
FDR was the architect of the attack plot from the oil embargo to the ultimatum to the final touches of deciding who would live and who would die.
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 Attack At Pearl Harbor, 1941
Attack At Pearl Harbor - The White House Reacts
The attacking planes came in two waves; the first hit its target at 7:53 AM, the second at 8:55.
Although stunned by the attack at Pearl Harbor, the Pacific Fleet's aircraft carriers, submarines and, most importantly, its fuel oil storage facilities emerged unscathed.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /pearl.htm   (1081 words)

 Amazon.com: National Geographic - Pearl Harbor: Legacy of Attack (2001) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Everyone knows about the Japanese torpedo plane attacks, but Ballard, along with American and Japanese veterans, sought out the wreckage of a Japanese midget submarine that actually became the first casualty of the battle when it was sunk by an American destroyer an hour before the Japanese airplanes made their appearance.
The heart of Pearl Harbor, though, is the stories of the victims and the survivors, and this documentary does a great service to all those young men and women.
The more important part of the film are images of the December 7, 1941 attack, the haunting footage of the 'Arizona' as she is now (including unbelievable interior shots), and most powerfully of all, the interviews with Pearl Harbor survivors.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005AAEI?v=glance   (2156 words)

 Pearl Harbor Attack: Index of Action Reports
They concentrated their attacks on the moving battleship, hoping to sink her in the channel and block the narrow entrance to Pearl Harbor.
American technological skill raised and repaired all but three of the ships sunk or damaged at Pearl Harbor (the USS Arizona (BB-39) considered too badly damaged to be salvaged, the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) raised and considered too old to be worth repairing, and the obsolete USS Utah (AG-16) considered not worth the effort).
Most importantly, the shock and anger caused by the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor united a divided nation and was translated into a wholehearted commitment to victory in World War II.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq66-1.htm   (1340 words)

 PEARL HARBOR ATTACK PLANNING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Attack force was organized as follows: 1st Air Squadron (Kaga and Alagi [Akagi]), 2nd Air Squadron (Hiryu and Soryu), 5th Air Squadron (Zuikaku and Shokaku), 3rd Squadron (Hiei and Kongo), 8th Squadron (Tone and Chikuma), 4 destroyer divisions making one squadron, 8 transports and 2 submarines.
One submarine was detected and depth-charged by patrol vessels near the entrance to PEARL HARBOR.
The schedule of Pearl Harbor attack at 0300 on December 8th was transmitted to the submarine fleet two or three days beforehand.
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 Decades History Timelines - Attack on Pearl Harbor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This sent worry into United States government officials who were afraid that the same thing could happen to the fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor.
They are to proceed with the attack on Pearl Harbor as planned.
Unfortunately, not any one person at Pearl Harbor is aware of all of them.
www.decades.com /Timeline/n/960_2738.htm   (760 words)

 Pearl Harbor Attacked - Expert information and serious discussion on the attack of Pearl Harbor.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Yesterday, 7 December 1941-a date which will live in infamy-the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.
He died in the subsequent Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7th, 1941.
www.pearlharborattacked.com   (807 words)

 Pearl Harbor Investigation Listing
The purpose of this collection is to provide the COMPLETE story of the attack, as compiled by the years of investigations that went on between the attack and the release of the Hearing reports.
The nine investigations into the attack are available as of 12/28/96.
The Pearl Harbor Working Group FTP site holds the zip files.
www.ibiblio.org /pha/pha/invest.html   (466 words)

 Pearl Harbor Attack - 1941   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Japan Joins the Axis - 1940 Pacific includes transfer of fleet to Pearl, FDR embargo on aviation fuel, lubricants, scrap iron, Japan occupied Indochina, purple cipher broken, Tripartite Pact with Germany.
The news of the attack was relayed to the mainland by telephone and telegraph and teletype during Sunday morning, but there was no radio announcement by John Daly - "We interrupt this program to bring you a special news bulletin.
Although Fox Movietone cameraman Al Brick was in Pearl Harbor and made some film of the attack, his images were not seen by the public until the January 1943 release of the Movietone newsreel Pearl Harbor - Now It Can Be Shown.
history.acusd.edu /gen/WW2Timeline/Prelude23.html   (1109 words)

 The Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor
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 attack also sank three other ships, damaged many vessels, and demolished 180 aircraft.
The attack took the country by surprise, especially the ill-prepared Pearl Harbor base.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/jb/wwii/pearlhar_1   (93 words)

 The Pearl Harbor Attack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At 7:55 A.M. on Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941, a Japanese force of 183 airplanes attacked U.S. military and naval facilities on Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands without warning.
After a 15-minute lull, a second wave of 170 planes launched another attack at 8:40 that lasted 1 hour.
Casualities to U.S. service personnel were 2,343 killed, 960 missing, and 1,272 wounded; 151 U.S. planes destroyed on the ground and all eight U.S. battleships at anchor in Pearl Harbor were either sunk or damaged.
www.wpafb.af.mil /museum/history/wwii/pha.htm   (151 words)

 What was behind the Pearl Harbor Attack?
The gigantic Japanese empire attacked a sleeping United States Navy on December 7, 1941.
From multiple points of view, detailed maps, and primary source photos, relive the attack with real people from both sides who were there.
In November, 1945, Daddy was killed in a kamikaze attack on the carrier.
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 The Attack on Pearl Harbor
At 7:58 A.M., the alarm went out: "Air raid, Pearl Harbor.
This is not drill!" Later that morning, the magazine of the USS Shaw exploded after being struck by a Japanese bomb.
A tick-tock of events the morning of Dec. 7, 1941 in Pearl Harbor
www.time.com /time/photoessays/pearlharbor   (107 words)

 Pearl Harbor Remembered main menu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The song that was born at Pearl Harbor.
Go to sound room for.wav audio files relating to attack.
Click here to support the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund with your donation.
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 After the Day of Infamy: 'Man-on-the-Street' Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor: Home Page
After the Day of Infamy: 'Man-on-the-Street' Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor: Home Page
From the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
After the Day of Infamy: "Man-on-the-Street" Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor presents approximately twelve hours of opinions recorded in the days and months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor from more than two hundred individuals in cities and towns across the United States.
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