The attack on Pearl Harbor had the majority of US fighter planes destroyed by 0800 hours. They were lined up on the airfields to prevent damage, there were also torpedo planes that inflicted most of the damage to the battleships at Pearl Harbor. This attack from the torpedoes lasted for an estimated amount of 11 minutes and was followed by bombers. When Mitsuo Fuchida gave the order to attack Pearl Harbor which was at 0753 hours, he said “Tora Tora Tora” to give the order.
The Tet Offensive was a number of battles that took place during the Vietnam War. It was a hugely important offensive strategy by the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong. It began January 30th the Chinese New year. The goal of the Tet Offensive was to take the Nationalist and the United State armies by complete surprise. There were three major battles of the Tet offensive that happened.
America had 3 aircraft carriers (Yorktown, Enterprise and Hornet), 8 cruisers, 14 destroyers, and the aircraft located at Midway. The Battle of Midway began quickly. Many bombs were dropped on the ships at sea. The turning point of the battle was when the Japanese battleships sunk because the aircraft in the sky forced them to shoot at the planes, but more bombers dropped bombs on the Japanese battleships, causing them to sink. This loss of Japanese aircraft proved a deciding factor in the battle.
base on Tinian Island carrying the massive bomb, Fat Man, which will later be dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. “The Kokura arsenal was the primary target, but it was covered by a heavy ground haze and the bombers couldn’t see the target” (Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 60-years later). The secondary target was the Mitsubishi Torpedo Plant in Nagasaki, Japan. Seventy-four thousand people were killed and seventy-five thousand suffered severe injuries. Nagasaki’s damage was less extensive because the bomb was dropped about two miles off-target.
Falkenhayn believed that Verdun was so valuable to France that if Verdun fell it would change the course of the war. So the Germans started the major attack. The Germans were equipped with many artillery guns that were targeted at the Verdun region. The Germans also had over 100 planes in the area for reconnaissance. The French only had 30,000 troops to fight against the Germans.
Belle’s skin was shot up on nearly every mission; 65 holes were counted after one mission. On every mission, it was likely to have parts shot off, a wing damaged, or an engine fail from enemy fire. The crew never knew if the plane would make it back so they took great pride in their work and did their best because they did not want a mistake to be their
About sixty year apart, two events had occurred in the u.s that was much unexpected, but between the two there is much to be compared. On December 7th,1941 Pearl Harbor as well as other countries, such as Guam and the Philippines, received a surprise attack by the Japanese. To raid and destroy the country, the Japanese used bombs and torpedoes which is an underwater missile that exploded a when hitting a target. Sixty
President Lyndon B. Johnson had started an involvement in Laos and through 1964-1969; the United States had released one hundred fifty thousand tons of bombs in Pathet Lao territories. President Nixon’s policies were very contradicting, by implementing the “Vietnamization” the United States was in reality expanding the war more by invading and occupying
The “Pearl Harbor, Day of Infamy” speech was given in 1941 in Hawaii, after a surprise attack from the Japanese, and twenty six thousand casilites. The “Address to the American People” also had facts such as it was given in 2001 in New York City, New York, it was a terrorist attack, and there were two thousand and nine hundred deaths. A couple things that they all have in common were they were delivered by presidents and was given after the tragedy. There are also diverse purposes. Each speech had a different purposes.
Just before seven o’clock in the morning on Sunday, December seventh, 1941, the first wave of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American Naval base of Pearl Harbor. This attack completely took the United States of America by surprise. The first wave of attacked targeted the base’s airfields and battleships. The second wave of planes went after the remaining ships and the shipyards. Then, the Japanese dropped a one thousand seven hundred and sixty pound bomb on the U.S.S.
Iwo Jima was a very important battle during WWII. The reason why this battle was important was because the American Air Force used the island to provide fighter escorts for the B-29 Super fortresses to protect them. Iwo Jima was an island off Japan. It had a low population of about 1080 people. There were about 6 settlements that were located on Iwo Jima.
The United States began to push the Japanese back in a serious of major land and sea battles. 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.
The dropping of the bombs were necessary and fair due to the refusal of the Japanese to surrender, the millions of lives saved by a quick end to the war, and the warnings given to the Japanese. To begin, the Japanese soldiers have it ingrained in their brains that it is dishonorable to surrender. The author of Drop the Bomb as agreed by saying that “the Japanese have demonstrated a willingness to fight to the death”. During the war there were many times for the Japanese to surrender, but it was never done. With this in mind, they would have continued to drag out the war, which shows that dropping the bombs sped up the war which lessened the casualties.
The bombing of Dresden took place at the end of the World War II, three months before the war ended, in Germany’s seventh largest city just seven miles behind the eastern Front (Vonnegut). The bombing began February 13, 1945 and lasted the duration of two months ending April 17th. Official narratives in comparison to other official narratives, critics differ in the legitimacy and purpose of the attack and the level of destruction. Written accounts suggest that the allies bombed Dresden for three possible reasons. According to Air Marshall Arthur Harris, who ordered the bombing, one reason was because Dresden was said to be “the main center of communications for the defense of Germany on the southern half of the Eastern front.” He added that