Attack on Pearl Harbor

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Attack on Pearl Harbor
Part of the Pacific Theater o Warld War II
Attack on Pearl Harbor Japanese planes view.jpg
Photograph o Battleship Row taken frae a Japanese plane at the beginnin o the attack. The explosion in the center is a torpedo strike on USS West Virginia. Twa attackin Japanese planes can be seen: ane ower USS Neosho an ane ower the Naval Yard.
DateDecember 7, 1941
LocationPrimarily Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, U.S.
Result
Belligerents
Unitit States o Americae    Japan
Commanders an leaders
Husband E. Kimmel
Walter Short
Chuichi Nagumo
Isoroku Yamamoto
Strenth
8 battleships
8 cruisers
30 destroyers
4 submarines
1 USCG Cutter[nb 1]
49 ither ships[1]
≈390 aircraft
Mobile Unit:
6 aircraft carriers
2 battleships
2 hivy cruisers
1 licht cruiser
9 destroyers
8 tankers
23 fleet submarines
5 midget submarines
414 aircraft
Casualties an losses
2 battleships totally lost
2 battleships sunk an recovered
3 battleships damaged
1 battleship grundit
2 ither ships sunk[nb 2]
3 cruisers damaged[nb 3]
3 destroyers damaged
3 ither ships damaged
188 aircraft destroyed
159[3] aircraft damaged
2,403 killed
1,178 woondit[4][5]
4 midget submarines sunk
1 midget submarine grundit
29 aircraft destroyed
64 killed
1 capturt[6]
Civilian casualties
68 killed[7][8]
35 wounded[4]

The attack on Pearl Harbor, an aa kent as the Battle o Pearl Harbor,[9] the Hawaii Operation or Operation AI bi the Japanese Imperial General Heidquarters,[10][11] an Operation Z during plannin,[12] wis a surprise militar strike bi the Imperial Japanese Navy against the Unitit States naval base at Pearl Harbor, in the Unitit States Territory o Hawaii, on the mornin o December 7, 1941. The attack led tae the Unitit States' entry intae Warld War II.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. USCGC Taney (WHEC-37)
  2. Utah an Oglala
  3. Unless itherwise statit, aw vessels leetit war salvageable.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Ships and District Craft Present at Pearl Harbor, 0800 7 December 1941 US Navy Historical Center". History.navy.mil. Archived frae the oreeginal on July 10, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  2. CinCP report of damage to ships in Pearl Harbor from ibiblio.org/hyperwar.
  3. "Overview of The Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941". Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Conn 2000, p. 194
  5. GPO 1946, pp. 64–65
  6. Gilbert 2009, p. 272.
  7. Gailey 1995
  8. "Pearl Harbor Casualty List". USSWestVirginia.org. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 
  9. Morison 2001, pp. 101, 120, 250
  10. Prange, Gordon W., Goldstein, Donald, & Dillon, Katherine. The Pearl Harbor Papers (Brassey's, 2000), p. 17ff; Google Books entry on Prange et al.
  11. For the Japanese designator of Oahu. Wilford, Timothy. "Decoding Pearl Harbor", in The Northern Mariner, XII, #1 (January 2002), p. 32fn81.
  12. Fukudome, Shigeru, "Hawaii Operation". United States Naval Institute, Proceedings, 81 (December 1955), pp. 1315–1331

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