Don't Like the Ads? Upgrade your experience to remove the ads for only $20.00 per year.
Don't Like the Ads? Upgrade your experience to remove the ads for only $20.00 per year.
Sign in to follow this  

December 7th, 1941 - "A Date Which Will Live In Infamy"

Recommended Posts

The attack on Pearl Harbor (called the Hawaii Operation or Operation Z by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, and the Battle of Pearl Harbor by some Americans) was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from influencing the war that the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia, against Britain and the Netherlands, as well as the U.S. in the Philippines. The base was attacked by Japanese aircraft (a total of 353, in two waves) launched from six aircraft carriers.

Four U.S. Navy battleships were sunk (two of which were raised and returned to service later in the war) and all of the four other battleships present were damaged. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed, 2,402 personnel were killed and 1,282 were wounded. The power station, shipyard, maintenance, and fuel and torpedo storage facilities, as well as the submarine piers and headquarters building (also home of the intelligence section) were not attacked. Japanese losses were light, with 29 aircraft and five midget submarines lost, and 65 servicemen killed or wounded. One Japanese sailor was captured.

The attack came as a profound shock to the American people and led directly to the United States entry into World War II in both the Pacific and European theaters. The following day (December 8th the United States declared war on Japan. Domestic support for isolationism, which had been strong, disappeared. Clandestine support of Britain (for example the Neutrality Patrol) was replaced by active alliance and full participation in the European Theater. Subsequent operations by the U.S. prompted Germany to declare war on the U.S. on December 11, which was reciprocated by the U.S. the same day.

Despite numerous historical precedents for unannounced military action, the lack of any formal warning by Japan, particularly while negotiations were still apparently ongoing, led to President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaiming December 7, 1941 "a date which will live in infamy".

 

 

 

nxs-pearlharbour01.jpg nxs-pearlharbour02.jpg nxs-pearlharbour03.jpg nxs-pearlharbour04.jpg nxs-pearlharbour05.jpg nxs-pearlharbour06.jpg nxs-pearlharbour07.jpg nxs-pearlharbour08.jpg nxs-pearlharbour09.jpg nxs-pearlharbour10.jpg nxs-pearlharbour11.jpg nxs-pearlharbour12.jpg nxs-pearlharbour13.jpg nxs-pearlharbour14.jpg nxs-pearlharbour15.jpg nxs-pearlharbour16.jpg nxs-pearlharbour17.jpg nxs-pearlharbour18.jpg

Edited by Nemesis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Click here to get 6 months Select Satellite Radio for $30 at SiriusXM.com

Don't Like the Ads? Upgrade your experience to remove the ads for only $20.00 per year.
Get 6 months of SiriusXM All Access for only $50

Don't Like the Ads? Upgrade your experience to remove the ads for only $20.00 per year.
Click here to get 6 months Select Satellite Radio for $30 at SiriusXM.com

God Bless America and every Military personal in the US.

 

Have you guys seen the color videos of when Pearl Harbor was attacked. They did a whole special about Pearl Harbor with just the color videos they found.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As a Pearl Harbor Veteran of New, meaning I servered there in the Late 90's... today marks my 12th anniversery out of the Navy. I had the honor to help restore the USS Missouri when she was moved to Ford Island for her final resting position.

 

I enjoyed my time stationed at Pearl Harbor and I have touched many of the bullet holes that remain in buildings on Ford Island

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

God Bless the United States of America!!!

 

 

 

 

 

If you ever get the opportunity to travel to Hawaii, make it a point to visit Pearl Harbor. You will NEVER forget the experience. I pray they create a memorial to 9/11 that gives all who visit the same experience.

 

 

 

On a side note - I noticed that the movie Pearl Harbor isnt being shown on 12/7 each year like it used to be. Anyone know why? Is there a specific reason?

Edited by BIGDANIEL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this