Interesting Facts About The Attack
                                                On Pearl Harbor


az_return.gif (261 bytes)The attack commenced at 7:55 A.M. on Sunday, December 7, 1941

az_return.gif (261 bytes)The Japanese forces were led by Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo

az_return.gif (261 bytes)The Japanese fleet consisted of 353 planes that attacked in two waves

az_return.gif (261 bytes)The Japanese only attacked the ships at Pearl Harbor Naval base and
airplanes at Hickman Airfield, leaving surrounding areas such as repair
facilities, the submarine base and fuel oil storages areas unharmed

az_return.gif (261 bytes)The United States aircraft carriers, the primary target of the attack, were
not at the base at the time

az_return.gif (261 bytes)Because of this, the Japanese cancelled a planned second attack

az_return.gif (261 bytes)Four of the American battleships stationed in "battleship row" were sunk.
Another was capsized and a sixth run aground

az_return.gif (261 bytes)11 other ships were sunk and 188 planes destroyed

az_return.gif (261 bytes)2,343 men were killed, 1,272 were wounded and 960 left missing

az_return.gif (261 bytes)Only 28 Japanese planes were shot down and 5 midget submarines sunk

az_return.gif (261 bytes)The United States declared war on Japan the next day as FDR gave his
famous "Day of Infamy" speech to Congress

az_return.gif (261 bytes)The U.S. declared war on Germany and Italy on December 11, after they
declared war on the U.S.

az_return.gif (261 bytes)The dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki helped bring an end to World War II in 1945

az_return.gif (261 bytes)There was a floating National Monument erected on the hull of the sunken
Arizona in 1962

az_return.gif (261 bytes)There is a conspiracy theory that FDR provoked the Japanese attack in
order to sway American opinion and make it possible for the U.S. to enter
the war

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