Bombing Pearl Harbor

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BOMBING HARBOR On Dec. 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor was bombed by two different air raids. At 7:02 A.M radar picked up a swarm of 50 or more planes. The first wave was at 7:53 A.M. which had 183 ships. The second wave began at 8:55 A.M. which had 167 planes. OF PEARL The First Air Raid The first air raid began at 7:53 A.M. Ten minutes after the raid began the Japanese bombed the U.S.S Arizona. The ship sunk with 1300 people on board. Marine corporal E.C Nightengale also went down with the battle ship. The Japanese killed 1,177 sailors and sunk 3 ships Japanese's Plan For Bombing Japanese's plan was to take over the Pacific Ocean, and make sure the U.S does not interfere with the invasion plans. The Japanese's had to weaken the U.S's power in the Pacific. By bombing Pearl harbor the U.S. would have been weakened in the Pacific dramatically.

The Second Wave The second wave began at 8:45 A.M. There were 167 planes. The second wave purpose was to give ships and airfields another pounding.

Aftermath The Japanese attack was over at 8:55 A.M. A total of 188 planes were destroyed, and 2403 people were killed. The U.S took 29 Japanese planes out. None of the U.S. aircraft carriers were destroyed, because they were all in port. The Japanese neglected to take out repair facilities out, so the U.S. repaired all of the ships but 3.

FDR Big Decision When Franklin D. Roosevelt heard about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on that Sunday afternoon he asked congress if he could get the declaration of war. On Monday afternoon he got the declaration of war and signed it. Tuesday Italy and Germany partnered up with Japan to declare war on The U.S. About Pearl Harbor King...

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