This paper will discuss about the comparison between pearl harbor and 911. It will analyze, evaluate, and describe the responses the presidents had about these events. It will also investigate the roles that class, culture and religion played in these attacks that happened in the United States. After the 9/11 attacks a lot of newspapers from Boston to Bakersfield reached into the distance past to find the correct title so there headline was “A New Day of Infamy” The same verse that President Franklin Roosevelt used to describe the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
The attack, which lasted two hours, was devastating. Thousands of American soldiers and sailors had been killed or wounded; 300 aircraft, dry docks, airfields, and 20 naval vessels had been destroyed by hundreds of Japanese fighter planes (Source E). The scale of the attack was immense, and the American losses were great. The American naval base, near Honolulu in Hawaii, was defenceless as “although the US had cracked Japanese radio codes, in this case the raw data was not interpreted correctly by army and
Japanese bombers Attacked the U.S Navy’s Pacific Fleet at the Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The U.S Navy also had problems with communication because of the Japanese Code Breakers were faster at breaking codes than the Americans making a new code. Many of the Japanese were learning English in the U.S. They had also learned lots of the slang terms. The battle
The result of this was the turning point of the Pacific War. The battle resulted in four Japanese aircraft carriers being destroyed including the crown of the fleet Akagi. These aircraft carriers were very essential to the Japanese as they were important infrastructure to sustain their large air force during any fight in the Pacific. The loss of their most valuable ships can be tied back to the Japanese’s decision to attack Pearl Harbor. The Japanese undoubtedly underestimated the perseverance of the US, and it’s ability to fight.
The Japanese had plans of evading neighboring nation, and wanted to prevent the United States from interfering. They saw the U.S. navy as a threat since they had most of their fleet stationed at Hawaii. On December 7, 1941 the Japanese fleet launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in aim to strike a devastating blow to the U.S. fleet. The Japanese where successful in crippling the U.S. navy, but did not damage or sink their aircraft carriers.
(Source L) It was 8:00am and the US had no answer to the Japanese attack and had not yet sent up their squadron of aircraft. This gave the Japanese chance to attack ground targets using their fighter planes. They then turned their attention to the battleships moored in the harbour. The US were able to respond with anti-aircraft fire coming from ships and land, but this did not hinder the attack.
It is 8 am, December 7, 1941. Everything is peaceful at U.S. Naval base Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. Until, suddenly, Japanese bomber planes filled the air and chaos ensumed. Unsuspecting ships were relentlessly attacked. A bomb crashed through the deck of warship USS Arizona.
The events of September 11, 2001 and the attack on Pearl Harbour were both considered days of infamy that have left a major impact on the United States. Even though these events are drastically different they do have some similarities. For example one similarities these two events have is that they both occurred in the mourning. One difference between these events have is that Pearl Harbour affected many people at the Naval Bases and the events of September was target more towards civilians. September 11 and Pearl Harbour both have many similarities and differences but are days that will be remembered forever.
A catastrophic event. The bombs and torpedoes were heard around the world. Not only did it affect Pearl Harbor itself but, all of America, specifically It impacted American civilians in a lot of ways. The first way that civilians were affected is that it made American Civilians want to dive straight into the war. Think about it, Pearl Harbor made America say “Okay let’s go, we can fight to.”
Battle of Midway - One of Japan’s main goals during WWII was to remove the United States as a Pacific power and threat. In order to gain territory in East Asia. Japan aimed to defeat the US Pacific Fleet and use the island of Midway as a base to then attack Pearl Harbor, gaining control and becoming the major power in the region. On the 4th of June, aircraft from four Japanese aircraft carriers attacked and severely damaged the US base on Midway. Over the next two days, the US Fleet and US infantry on the island of Midway forced the Japanese to abandon the battle and retreat to Japan.
The attack had only lasted for 2 hours, but the damage was devastating. Japan had ruined many expensive army force equipment such as, 20 native vessels, 8 enormous battleships, and almost 200 airplanes. One similar attack that this outbreak reminds me of is the 9/11 attack. Both were unprovoked
December 7th, 1941, at 7:48am, the Empire of Japan “deliberately and suddenly” attacked the Navy at Pearl Harbor. The United States of America was at peace with Japan until the horrific event. Eight naval ships were docked at Pearl Harbor filled with many men and women. Four Navy Battleships were damaged while the other four were sunk with hundreds of brave sailors still buried alive and killing over 3,500 sailors overall. This event changed the world.
The offense started early in the morning and damaged many ships during the extended period of the action. During the attack, eight United States battleships were damaged, and four ships were sunk by the Japanese. American men were lost at a high fatality rate
So the enemy’s discern the japanese plans in time for the Allied fleets to assemble in the Coral Sea. Frank J. Fletcher he commanded American task forces, including the two large aircraft carriers and the other ships, then a British-led cruiser force mounted surface opposition. Then the Allied land-based bombers, turned back to Rabaul. So by May 1st, the conquest of Phillipines, Burma, Mayala and the Dutch East Indies had cost the Japanese Navy only 23 warships and none had been larger than a destroyer. Then there was 67 transport ships had also been lost.
Furthermore, the United States should do more to compensate the families of those impacted by internment because the recompense provided initially was minimal and should be considered an affront to the memory of the victims. Prior to World War II, the 127,000 Japanese-Americans along America’s west coast (Japanese American Relocation and Internment Camps) were considered just another immigrant group coming to America searching for a better life. However, with the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, this perception soon saw a drastic change. The attack on the US Naval base on December 7th, 1941 left many casualties in its wake.