“A date which will live in infamy” a famous quote that was said by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when America was attacked. On December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor was bombed and shaken up by the Japanese fighters. More than 2,300 americans were killed that day. Men were stuck inside ships and drowned. This day was a turning point for the U.S. It caused America to go into war, which helped the economy by opening jobs up, and we got back at Japan.
December 7th, 1941. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 353 Japanese air force bombers attacked the closet American naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Japanese destroyed over 19 aircraft carriers, 188 attack airplanes and killing over 2,000 americans resulting in one of the greatest and deadliest sneak attack on American soil ever.
On the morning of December 7, 1941, U.S. commanders at Pearl Harbor were caught off guard when Japan executed one of the most remarkable examples of military deception in world history. While the mainland Americans went about their normal Sunday activities, the Empire of Japan was in the process of launching a world changing event. The attack on Pearl Harbor set into motion a series of events that unified America and most importantly shaped a nation.
“A date which will live in infamy” a quote from President Franklin Roosevelt, the president during the attack, infamy means being well known for something bad or having a bad quality. That's exactly what the attack on Pearl Harbor was, it was awful and will be remembered for being very tragic. The attack took place on December 7, 1941. Pearl Harbor was a U.S naval base in Hawaii, more specifically the island of Oahu. The attackers were the Japanese, the American soldiers knew this because when they started flying overhead they could see the “rising sun” flag on the bottom sides of the plane's wings. The attack is a major reason that the U.S entered WWII.
Pearl harbor is an event that will never be forgotten and the men and women who gave there lives to protect and serve their country will be remembered. But remember the America was the country who would reign victorious and put a stop to
Pearl Harbor was one of the worst days in America which led President Franklin D. Roosevelt to proclaim December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy". (Wikipedia) The attack on Pearl Harbor left “Ninety minutes after it began, the attack was over. 2,008 sailors were killed and 710 others wounded; 218 soldiers and airmen (who were part of the Army until the independent U.S. Air Force was formed in 1947) were killed and 364 wounded; 109 marines were killed and 69 wounded; and 68 civilians were killed and 35 wounded. In total, 2,403 Americans died and 1,178 were wounded” (Wikipedia) This attack by Japan led the United States into the war but also a bigger war with Japan which
December 7, 1941, the bombing of Pearl Harbor; Doweswell said “The attack was timed to take place when American forces would be at their least alert. I worked like a dream; around ninety percent of all damage occurred in the first ten minutes. A fleet of six aircraft carriers and twenty-six craft support ships had sailed from Japan eleven days earlier” ( 150). So much pain and suffering was caused and will never be forgotten; Pearl Harbor is truly a date that will live in infamy. Before the war had started America was trying to fix many problems and stay neutral for as long as possible. Unfortunately many events had prevented them for staying that way for long and led up to a war that America was trying to avoid. The war was awful; it took 2,000 people’s lives. Not only was it bad before the attack but various effects on people after the war.
December 7th, 1941 was the day the bombing of Pearl Harbor began, this day will forever be remember as it was a day in history that shall never be forgotten. The bombing of Pearl Harbor was a horrible experience where the imperial Japanese navy attacked those involved with the U.S naval base at the Pearl Harbor located in Hawaii. Alongside of the bombing there was also many colossal interesting events that took place during the bombing of Pearl Harbor which led up to World War II for the United States.
The attack on Pearl Harbor occurred December 7, 1941. It was the Japanese who attack the U.S at its Naval base. President Roosevelt described this day as a day of infamy. The main reason the Japanese attacked the U.S was because they knew that the U.S would interfere when they were going to defeat Southeast Asia , so they attack the U.S Naval base at Pearl Harbor.
December 7th, 1941. The day 2,403 lives were lost, including sixty eight civilians* would be marked forever in United States’ history. Today Americans remember this day as this as day Japan’s Navy Air Service attacked America’s Navy. Not only was society affected during this tragic day but because of the amount of ships and sailors lost, America was felt need to formally join World War II (WWII). This eventually leads to the world being forever altered.
It was a Sunday like any other… a beautiful December morning on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. With the war raging in Europe, America continued to remain on the sidelines and enjoy the normalcy of daily life, especially weekends. Church attendance, golf tee-times and light duty routines of the servicemen and women were just beginning the morning of December 7th, before all hell broke loose. The multi-wave attack by Imperial Japan aircraft destroyed much of the military’s installations, and killed over 2400 military and civilian people, nearly half of which occurred with the sinking of the USS Arizona. (Pearlharbor.org) Intent on crippling America’s naval power in the Pacific, Japan failed to inflict any damage on the carrier groups, a strategic
December 7th started as a normal Sunday morning for most. When at approximately 7;55 that all changed. “The first wave of 181 Japanese aircraft arrived”(Lee). The Japanese wreaked havoc for almost an entire hour. The second wave of Japanese aircraft showed up at around 8:50. At that time the Americans were able to scrounge together the little bit of defense they still had left. When the attackers had finally retreated, the scene of Pearl Harbor was frightening. In just two hours the Japanese had “sunk eight battleships, three destroyers, three light cruisers and,four other auxiliary ships were sunk, badly damaged or, capsized”(Lee). Leaving 2,403 Americans dead and over 1,100 wounded. Americans had managed to shoot down twenty nine Japanese
“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” These words were spoken the day after the bombing of Pearl
December 7, 1941 was a tragic day. Our country was caught vulnerable and because of it, the United States will never be the same. Many lives were lost and spirits were broken, but the memories of those who fought hard that day will live on in our hearts forever. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a terrible event for all Americans, but even through the struggle we still managed to come together and fight back for our country.