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30 Minute Expert7

  1. 1. What Happened? · 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
  2. 2. Preparation and Strategies · December 7, 1941 - the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii · 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Pearl_Harbor_bombings_map.jpg 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: map) http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/pearlharbor/
  3. 3. Aftermath · 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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