Cause And Effect Of The Attack On Pearl Harbor

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On December 7, 1941 the worldwide phenomena known as the attack on Pearl Harbor had occurred. The attack occurred on Oahu Island in Honolulu, Hawaii. The attackers were the Japanese. This attack was planned for awhile and the Japanese had one goal in mind. That goal was to bring the United States into World War II. This attack played a key role in World War II. Pearl Harbor was one of the most devastating attacks on America. The casualties lost was insufferable. More than 2,000 American soldiers and sailors died, and 1,000 were wounded (“Pearl Harbor”). Days after the attack, reports of more men dying had gotten out. Almost 1,000 more men were wounded (“Pearl Harbor”). In all, a great amount of men were killed. The total kill number had risen…show more content…
(local time) on Oahu Island, the first Japanese bomber was spotted (“Pearl Harbor Attack”). The bomber was part of a first wave of nearly 200 aircraft including torpedo planes, bombers and fighters (“Pearl Harbor Attack”). More than 180 aircraft were destroyed during. Military casualties of the United States equaled more than 3,400. Of those casualties, 2300 were killed (“Pearl Harbor Attack”). The Japanese lost from twenty-nine to sixty planes, five small submarines, fewer than one hundred men, and one to two fleet submarines (“Pearl Harbor Attack”). The actual objective of the Japanese was to destroy major oil storages of the United States on the island (“Pearl Harbor Attack”). But, the Japanese failed to locate and destroy these oil storages. However, they were unsuccessful of their objective during the attack but they weakened United States military forces. The Pearl Harbor attack crippled United States naval and air strength in the Pacific (“Pearl Harbor Attack”). The three main aircraft carriers the United States owned were not attached to the fleet during the attack (“Pearl Harbor Attack”). The attack on Pearl Harbor further escalated the relationship between the Japanese and the United States (“Pearl Harbor Attack”). Japan would cause the United States to enter World War II, which was one their goals (“Pearl Harbor…show more content…
The name of those ships were the U.S.S. Arizona and the U.S.S. Oklahoma (“Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor”). The U.S. was already on the brink of joining World War II. The U.S. attempted to preserve its stance of being neutral (“Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor”). The U.S. had only committed on sending supplies to Allied forces such as Great Britain, France, and Russia (“Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor”). The U.S. would eventually back off from giving supplies to keep full supply for themselves (“Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor”). Roosevelt ordered this out because if they were going into a full out war, they would need all the supplies they could get. The attack sank a total of twelve American ships damaged nine others (“Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor”). One hundred and sixty aircraft were all out destroyed and one hundred and fifty others were damaged or nearly
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