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Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor. ORIGINAL PEARL HARBOR PHOTOS Never seen these before----must be somebody 's private pictures they saved all this time.

Pearl Harbor

These pic's are so clear....very sad....but, good that we can see them...... THE FELLOW WHO SENT THESE RECEIVED THEM FROM AN OLD SHIPMATE ON THE USS QUAPAW PEARL HARBOR December 7th, 1941 Pearl Harbor On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a Surprise attack against the U.S. Hawaii . Admiral Nagumo, hoped to catch the entire fleet in port. Would have it, the Aircraft Carriers and one of the Battleships Were not in port.

Island , where it had just delivered some aircraft. Lexingtonwas ferrying aircraft to Midway, and the USS Saratoga and USS Colorado were undergoing repairs in the United States). In spite of the latest intelligence reports about the missing Aircraft carriers (his most important targets), Admiral Nagumo Decided to continue the attack with his force of six carriers and 423 aircraft. Pearl Harbor Attack Map. Remembering Pearl Harbor @ Report Of Damage, December 7 1941. Fact Sheet: Pearl Harbor. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor began at 7:55 am on December 7, 1941.

Fact Sheet: Pearl Harbor

Japanese naval forces compiled for the raid included 4 heavy aircraft carriers, 2 heavy cruisers, 35 submarines, 2 light cruisers, 9 oilers, 2 battleships and 11 destroyers. The attacking forces came in two waves, the first consisting of 183 aircraft which included 40 torpedo planes, 49 level bombers, 51 dive bombers and 43 fighters. The second wave included 170 planes, 54 of them level bombers, 80 dive-bombers and 36 fighters. Over 350 Japanese planes were involved in overall attack, which surprised the United States. At the end of the day, over 2,000 men lost their lives. from left: USS Maryland and USS Oklahoma after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Battleships A warship used mainly for naval bombardment and protection of the fleet against air and surface attacks. Cruisers Destroyers Small, highly maneuverable and lightly armored. U.S. Service Killed Wounded Total Navy 2008 710 2718 Army 218 364 582 Marines 109 69 178. Pearl Harbor History: Why Did Japan Attack? Eyewitness Accounts, Casualty List, Background.

September 1940. The U.S. placed an embargo on Japan by prohibiting exports of steel, scrap iron, and aviation fuel to Japan, due to Japan's takeover of northern French Indochina. April 1941. The Japanese signed a neutrality treaty with the Soviet Union to help prevent an attack from that direction if they were to go to war with Britain or the U.S. while taking a bigger bite out of Southeast Asia. June 1941 through the end of July 1941. Japan occupied southern Indochina. Toward the end of 1941. Prior to December 1941, Japan pursued two simultaneous courses: try to get the oil embargo lifted on terms that would still let them take the territory they wanted, and ... to prepare for war. After becoming Japan's premier in mid-October, General Tojo Hideki See Books about Tojo secretly set November 29 as the last day on which Japan would accept a settlement without war.

The Japanese military was asked to devise a war plan. Early warning radar was new technology. Stories - The Date of Infamy - World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. The Japanese attack fleet of 33 warships and auxiliary craft, including six aircraft carriers, sailed from northern Japan for the Hawaiian Islands.

Stories - The Date of Infamy - World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

The attack on Pearl Harbor was the culmination of a decade of deteriorating relations between Japan and the United States over the status of China and the security of Southeast Asia. The breakdown began in 1931 when Japanese army extremists, in defiance of government policy, invaded and overran the northern-most Chinese province of Manchuria. Japan ignored American protests, and launched a full-scale attack on the rest of China in the summer of 1937. Although alarmed by this action, neither the United States, nor any other nation with interests in the Far East, was willing to use military force to halt Japanese expansion. World War II: Pearl Harbor - Alan Taylor - In Focus. NMAI Codetalkers.