Type 11 Pearl Harbor

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The attack happened on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the attack happened in Pearl Harbor Hawaii. The attack was 2 hours in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, there were exactly 21 ships in the U.S. Pacific fleet that had been sunk or severely damaged. There were exactly 188 United States aircrafts that were destroyed and exactly 159 that were damaged. That would make a total amount of 2,403 innocent people that were killed, the majority were the soldiers and sailors. When Japan sent their planes to attack the United States Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, they desired to make themselves look strong, but it made a lot of people think that they are heartless and ruthless. This attack destroyed much of the American Pacific Fleet and this brought the …show more content…

There were also smaller Aichi D3A1 dive bombers and each of these dive bombers carried a single Type 98 land bomb that weighed 551 pounds, these bombs were designated for specific uses, which use was for the airstrips and air bases around Pearl Harbor. When the dive bombers dropped their bombs they joined the A6M Model 21 Zeros in strafing the ground targets with the machine guns that they had a 20-millimeter cannon. Mitsuo Fuchida was the commander of all the attacks that Japan did to the aircraft over Pearl Harbor. He had a Type 93 Model 3 torpedo bomber, but with this first attack wave happened he was just an observer, he flew down the Eastern coast of the Island of Oahu, then he went West toward Pearl Harbor. 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. …show more content…

They completed their desire and made themselves look strong (at the moment) and killed many Americans. But in the end, the United States went and declared war on Japan, and the United States had won the WWII war. Japan may have looked strong for a while and they may have had Germany and Italy as their allies, but the United States came back with Great Britain, France, and Russia. So, in all, there is an agreement with President Franklin D. Roosevelt that they day Pearl Harbor attack will be “a day which will live in infamy” and hopefully the readers agree as well, and received the answers to the questions they had on why Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. An interesting fact is two of the battleships were eventually repaired that they were able to return to the U.S. Navy’s fleet, these two resurrected battleships were the U.S.S West Virginia and the U.S.S California and they completely sank, but they were repaired and

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