Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto's Attack On Pearl Harbor

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The attack on Pearl Harbor had a significant impact on America and the way our people lived from then on. The prior events and planning all coming down to one day were some of the most important days in the World War II era. Countless mistakes were made by the Americans and the Japanese both. The day of the attack can be remembered for all of us to honor our veterans and servicemen and women. The aftermath of the attack had a huge effect on the country and sent us to war in the Pacific. Pearl Harbor set an example in history for all of us to look at in connection to the world around us. The causing events that led up to Japan attacking Pearl Harbor and the planning involved consisted of years of militarization growing stronger as a politically…show more content…
The attack on Pearl Harbor was the largest attack Japan had planned for the assault in the Pacific. On December 7, 1941 Japan made a bold move for their rise to power in the Pacific, they were to attack Pearl Harbor. Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto led the attack. Yamamoto graduated from the Japanese naval academy in 1904. He led most of the Japanese navy and was responsible for the growth of their military aviation (Hanyok Robert J). His plans for Pearl Harbor were to send the First Air Fleet of six carriers to Hawaii on December 7, 1941, launching 353 aircraft for Pearl Harbor in two separate waves being sure to hit their mark. They started practicing for the mission in September of the same year; giving Yamamoto the chance to perfect upon his plan of attack. He knew he had to find a way to keep Americans from thinking Japan was trying for a surprise attack, Japanese tactics traditionally stay defensive and smaller scale, due to their location and size they have been forced to protect what they had with what they can. Yamamoto planned the surprise attack because he believed he could not beat the Americans in a protracted war (Vallely Paul E). Americans did not expect this from Japan (Hanyok Robert J). The Tokyo radio was broadcasting “denial and deceptive” information to made Americans think they weren’t changing any ways of war (Hanyok Robert J). American radio monitors that…show more content…
All six carriers assembled at Tankan Bay in the Kurile Islands (Kennedy Hickman). Six fully loaded carriers move in closer to Pearl Harbor, waiting for the signal to send off the planes to Hawaii. Each carrier is carrying 423 planes total, loaded to the teeth with torpedoes, bombs, and ammo for a full blown attack on Pearl Harbor. Around 6:00 a.m. the first wave took off on its way to Hawaii. At 7:15 a.m. the second wave departs from the ships on its way to finish the attack. Most will return safely. The damage done to Japan was minimal compared to what they did to the Americans. 29 aircraft and five midget submarines were destroyed, and 64 servicemen were killed. A lot was risked but little was lost in the
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