· Japanese hit American ships and military
bases at 7:55 a.m.
· Battleship U.S.S. Arizona was hit by a bomb
which hit the ammunition compartment and
blew the ship apart
Preparation and Strategies
· December 7, 1941 - the Imperial
Japanese Navy launched a surprise
attack on Pearl Harbor on the island of
· Army lieutenant who was in training
misread the radar signals; he thought that
the planes that showed up were the
American planes that were scheduled to
arrive back that day from CA, so he
didn't tell anyone about his sightings
· The Japanese had a close-by island that
closely resembled the shape and size of
Oahu, so they trained their attack on that
island; that is why they had such
Here is the link to a site with the interactive timeline of all the major events of
strategically planned-out routes (see
December 7, 1941:
· 1,177 people died from the U.S.S. Arizona attack
· 21 ships of the U.S. Pacific fleet were damaged
· Killed 2,333 and wounded 1,139 Americans
The day after the attack, December 8, 1941,
President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war
against Japan. He quoted that the attack on Pearl
Harbor shall be remembered as a quot;day that shall
live in infamyquot;.
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