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Pearl HarborMy report is about the attack on Pearl Harbor In this report I will explainwhat happened and why it happened So you know Pearl Harbor is located onOahu island HawaiiPearl Harbor was the operating base of the US Pacific Fleet The Japanesepulled a surprise attack on the US on December 7 1941 at 750 AM duringthe beginning of World War II On November 26 a powerful Japanese task force under the command of vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo left the Kuril Islandson December 2 it received a coded message issuing the attack order Theundetected Japanese force arrived off the Hawaiian Islands on the morningof December 7 In two successive waves more than 350 Japanese bomberstorpedo planes and fighters struck More than 75 US warshipsincludingbattleships cruisers destroyers submarines and auxiliaries were basedat this Gibraltar of the Pacific All US aircraft carriers wereelsewhere Observing radio silence it reached a launching point at 6 AMDecember 7 At 750 AM the first wave of Japanese planes struck Pearl Harborbombarding airfields and battleships moored at the concrete quays The UStotally taken off guard had to defend themselves in pajamas They usedanti-aircraft guns in an attempt to stop the Japanese A second wave followedThe surprise attack was over before 10 AM The results were devastating18 US ships were hit and more than 200 aircraft destroyed or damagedThe battleship Arizona was a total wreck the West Virginia and Californiawere sunk and the Nevada was heavily damagedApproximately 2400 Americanswere killed 1300 wounded and 1000 missing Japanese losses were fewerthan 100 casualties 29 planes and 5 midget submarines The Japanese totallydestroyed the US naval power in the Pacific Theattack was however acolossal political and psychological blunder for it mobilized US publicopinion against the Japanese and served as the catalyst that brought theUnited States into the war December 7 1941 said PresidentFranklin DRoosevelt is a date which will live in infamy A monument has been builtacross the hull of the sunken USS Arizona
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