The Attack Of Pearl Harbor

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It was a Sunday morning around 8:00 a.m just weeks before Christmas, that started just like many other Sundays have in the past families going to church, soldiers, sailors, and marines waking up and talking about the previous night activities. No one was aware or prepared that within minutes their lives and the lives of many other Americans all over the world would be changed, forever. This day , December 7, 1941, will always be known as the “date which will live in infamy.” The Japanese zeros and torpedo bombers could be heard approaching from the south. They swooped in low and close to the water trying to avoid the U.S. air force radar. At approximately 8:30 a.m, the attack began. We lost over 2,400 marines, sailors, and soldiers. Another 1,100 wounded. Also, sixty-eight civilians killed, and thirty-five wounded. Until September 11, 2001, Pearl Harbor was the most deadliest attack ever on U.S. soil. This date sealed our level of commitment to World War II.
The U.S. involvement in the Pacific Theater of World War II took place in East Asia and South Asia. It also included the Western part of the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, and the Coral Sea. Several islands were included such as Okinawa, Iwo Jima, and Wake Island. On April 18, 1942, aboard the deck of the aircraft carriers USS Hornet, sixteen B-25 bombers took flight to travel 2,400 nautical miles to their destination, knowing they did not have enough fuel to return. The raid began by…

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