Pearl Harbor Attack Research Paper

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There were 1,143 soldiers that died in the battle of Pearl Harbor. Most of them were brothers serving on the USS Arizona. There were 23 pairs of brothers serving on the USS Arizona. The other half were nurses that also died on the USS Arizona they were helping the wounded. The half of the nurses were were put on the battle ships because they were giving the soldiers vaccinations. The other half of the nurses were on the USS Oklahoma giving the their vaccinations. There were 29 US planes shot down during Pearl Harbor. One type of plane that was used was the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. The other type was a Boeing P-26 Pea-shooter. There were more P-26 Pea-shooters shot down than B-17 Flying fortresses. How many battleships were …show more content…

The Pearl Harbor attack had merely provoked it. It was an unannounced, brutal attack upon the United States naval base in Oahu, Hawaii that occurred on December 7,1941, lasted for over an hour. A day that will forever live in the hearts and minds of many Americans. Brother, Sisters, moms, dads, aunts uncles, grandparents were all lost on this horrifying day. 2,400 lives and 1,178 naval personnel were wounded, many of these were aboard the USS Arizona. This extreme act of violence and very cowardly attack spurred many Americans determination. The attack had two immediate goals, destruction of American aircraft and the sinking of many battleships. Only two battleships were permanently lost, of the eight that were under attack, four were armed and at sea within two weeks of the attack. The assault had left the base’s most vital onshore facilities- oil storage depots, repair shops, shipyards, and submarine docks completely intact. The US Navy was able to rebuild quickly from the attack. The American people were united and unified in their decision to go to war. The Japanese may have won the battle that they started, but they also lost the war because of it. We must continue to teach our children about these dark days in our history, we must never let them forget what it truly means to be

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