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Attack on Pearl Harbor


he attack that took place on December 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, became the most shocking military defeat in U.S. history and plunged America into World War II. Japanese planes succeeded in damaging all eight battleships anchored in the harbor and caused over 3,000 American casualties. Japan severely incapacitated the U.S. Pacific fleet, but did not anticipate how Pearl Harbor would unite a previously divided America and commit a nation to war.

Quote: Franklin D. Roosevelt, December 8, 1941
“A date which will live in infamy”
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States of America
Also Known As
Black Sunday
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941 at 7:55 am
December 7, 1941 around 10:00 am
Other: American Casualties
nearly 3,000
Damages of U.S. Military: Navy
Sank or damaged 18 ships, Including the 8 battle-ships
Damages of U.S. Military: Air Force
Destroyed 161 American planes

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Conflict Period
World War II

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Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
Architect of Japanese attack
Franklin Van Valkenburgh
Captain of USS Arizona

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Created: 08 Sep 2008

Modified: 04 Dec 2017

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