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.
Trenches were dug in two different ways, with a space of land in the middle. Many men died in this “no-man’s land.” Trench warfare was deadly, horribly inefficient, and brutal for the soldiers living there. Trench warfare was deadly because of all the new technologies being utilized during World War I. One of the new and improved technologies was the machine gun. The machine gun was responsible for killing many soldiers when they crossed into “no-man’s land.” The machine gun would fire hundreds of bullets with the pull of the trigger.
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.
The British military leaders had experienced the vicious fighting against the Germans in World War I that had inflicted such heavy casualties on their forces. Most of them had also confronted the Wehrmacht’s formidable fighting power during the disastrous 1940 campaign in France while the experiences of British forces in North Africa and Libya against Field Marshal Erwin Rommel it did so much to diminish their respect for the German military capabilities. After the war, Brooke put the situation in these terms. He said, That he had found Marshall's rigid form of strategy very difficult to cope with. He said that he had never really fully appreciated what operations in France would mean the different type of training of German divisions as opposed to the rawt traiining American divisions and to most of our new divisions.
Similarly, time before 2001's event, the 19 hijacking men took a lot of preparation before the 9/11 attack such as years of training and much flight classes with no suspicion what so ever. It can also be compared that the two events both happened deliberately, intentionally for the United States- ubrupt unforeseen and unpredicted. The two separate attacks also did very much damage to the country. During that attack on Pearl Harbor it damaged 21 ships of the U.S, destroyed 188 airplanes, killed 2,403 Americans and injured 1,178. During 9/11's attack it damaged and destroyed both twin towers in the World Trade Center and the west side of the pentagon killing a total of 2,996 people and injuring over
This results the opposing forces searching for one another in an extensive distance. The opposing forces continued to search for each other by sending out reconnaissance flights. By the Morning of May 7 1942, the Japanese invasion fleet was found. Japanese air forces from carriers Shokaku and Zukaiku attacked and disabled USS Neosho and its escort, USS Sims. Japanese carrier-based planes sank a U.S destroyer and oiler.
The Siege of Yorktown, also known as “The Battle of Yorktown,” was a significant artillery battle during the Revolutionary War which began on September 18th, 1781 and ended October 19th, 1781. The battle was fought in Yorktown, Virginia between combined forces of the Continental troops, French, Spain, and Dutch armies against the British army, with German troops on both sides numbering in the thousands. American and French artillery was a key element that led to victory during the Battle of Yorktown. Utilizing siege cannon, American gunners and professional French artillerymen fired over 14,000 rounds into British lines during the 11-day artillery bombardment. The purpose of this essay will primarily focus on how artillery played a pivotal
On December 1, 1917, the Mont-Blanc sailed from Gravesend Bay, New York to Halifax. Earlier in the week, dockworkers loaded the vessel with explosives, both on deck and below. It was loaded with 250 tons of TNT, 2366.5 tons of wet and dry picric acid, 62.1 tons of guncotton and 246 tons of benzol in barrels. Ships usually carried large quantities of explosives mixed with regular cargo, however, the war effort limited shipping availability. The ship was headed to France, but the Mont-Blanc could not cross the Atlantic alone, forcing it to stop in Halifax to join a new group of sailors.
The first reason being the pressure from Eisenhower’s superior in the United States to coordinate and send off a team of highly trained paratroopers. “Then, Montgomery had long been advising Eisenhower on the folly of a broad-front strategy, for that many military leaders in history had lost their hard-earned initiative by failing to concentrate their forces. This would allow Montgomery to launch his assault on the industrial heartland of Germany and end the war by Christmas.” (Greenarce 284) General Dwight D Eisenhower was the commander of the operation which would take over the land campaign from
However, America once did the very thing it is disdainful of. In WWII, Americans discriminated against Japanese American citizens. In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, America hastily took the rights of Japanese Americans by placing them in Japanese Internment Camps, where atrocious conditions destroyed a culture’s faith in the Land of the Free. On December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes stealthily attacked an American naval base on the coast of Honolulu, Hawaii. Lasting just over two hours, the Japanese destroyed nearly 20 vessels, 8 large battleships, and over 300 fighter planes.
The bombing of Dresden proved to be so devastating not only do to the sheer volume of bombing but the type of explosives utilized in the air raids. The bombs used did not produce the majority of the damage through the initial explosions but rather through the fire storms that engulfed the surrounding area. Incendiary bombs, filled with highly combustible chemicals such as magnesium, phosphorus or petroleum jelly (napalm) were utilized to destroy the city known for architectural beauty and historical culture (Simkin). According to Kurt Vonnegut, the bombing on the city of Dresden began the night of February 13, 1945 where in all, the Royal Air Force sent 800 aircraft to fly over the city, the source then goes on to say Dresden was assaulted by 400 bombers from the U.S. 8th Air Force the following afternoon followed by 200 more planes on February 15. Once the February bombings took place a short respite ensued trailed by the U.S. 8th Air Force bombing the city with another 400 more aircraft bombers on March 2.
(this gave the U.S. a name and a ship to rally behind) The second wave of aircraft targeted Ford Island, Hickam Field, and Wheeler field. To prevent a counterattack. At the end of 90 minutes of heavy attack, it was over. The Japanese had killed 2,403 men and wounded 1,178 more. The Japanese had successfully crippled the
June 6th 1944, probably the most important day in history. Not only for the United States but also for all of Europe. D-day started the fall of Nazi Germany who took over pretty much all of Europe during the time of Adolf Hitler. The United States got involved in WW2 because of another event called Pearl Harbor. this is when Japan decided to bomb a naval base in Hawaii which killed a lot of U.S. soldiers and destroyed a lot of our ships.
Due to the successful reinforcements, Allied planes were able to attack German tanks. Throughout the first week of the battle, the Germans heavily attacked the U.S. side. Germans started on strongly and bridges, gas areas, and roads were destroyed. Hitler’s plan worked at first. He made his plan in his own way and then organized for everything to be done.
After World War I, countries were economically poor. Two decades later Germany invaded Poland, causing World War II. World War II was a long and tiresome war that lasted for six years. Along with the war, a horrific event also took place called the Holocaust. In all, the war was horrible, but to understand why the war happened, one must start from the beginning.