Attack on Pearl Harbour

  • 3:42 am. Minesweeper spots submarine periscope

    A minesweeper called "Condor" spots a periscope of a subramine just under 3.2 kilometres to the entrance of Pearl Harbour. Knowing that there shouldn't have been any submarines in those waters, they sent a blinker light message to the destroyer Ward.
  • 6:45 US Destroyer Ward sinks Japanese midget submarine

    The US Destroyer Ward sinks a Japanese midget submarine spotted earlier by the minesweeper Condor.
  • 6:53am Destroyer Ward warns of submarine attack

    Destroyer Ward sends message to headquaters of a submarine attack at the entrance of Pearl Harbour.
  • 7:02am radar station in Oahu spots 50 or more aircrafts coming for Hawaii

    The Army's Opana Radar Station in Oahu spots 50 or more aircrafts coming for Hawaii. They called this into Fort Shafter which was the hub of radar network. Radar was a new tool in Hawaii. It was less than a month old.
  • 7:15am US Navy ignores message sent by the Ward Destroyer

    The message sent to headquaters in Pearl Harbour reaches the commander in chief of the pacific fleet, who was Husband Kimmel. He told them not to act until verification of this report since there were many fake submarine sightings.
  • 7:20am Japanese planes ignored by a lieutenant at Fort Shafter

    An army lieutenant ignores the radar of 50 or more aircrafts from the Opana Radar Station because he believes it is a flight of B-17s flying fortress bombers heading from California to Hawaii. At this time the Japanese Bombers are 113 kilometers away from Pearl Harbour.
  • 6:10am. first wave of Japenese aircrafts leave for Pearl Harbour

    The first wave of Japenese aircrafts leave for Pearl harour from aircraft carriers. 183 Japenese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes make up the first wave of planes.
  • 7:33am Warning to Hawaii from Washinghton

    President Roosevelt and General George Marshall learn that Japanese negotiators cut off talks with the US. They believe that this was a sign of war. Marshall sends a message to Hawaii, but due to black outs, the message does not reac Hawaii until 11:45.
  • 7:40am Japanese planes spot the northern tip of Oahu

  • 7:49am air commander, Mitsuo Fuchida sights Pearl Harbour

    Air commander Mitsup Fuchida sights Pearl Harbour. He sees 7 destroyers but no aircraft carriers, which the Japanese hoped to destroy.
  • 7:55am first wave of japanese planes attack continued

    damages continued:

    USS Oklahoma was hit by 5 torpedoes and was rolled over. Luckily 32 men were able to escape due to a rescue mission. USS California was hit by two torpedoes, then by two bombs. This sunk the ship and killed 98 men. USS West Virginia was hit by at least 6 torpedoes and sunk. 105 men died. USS Arizona was hit by 1 torpedoe and 2 bombs. This caused more than 100 pounds of gunpowder to explode.
  • 8:00am 12 B-17 flying fortresses arrived in Oahu

    12 B-17 flying fortresses arrived in Oahu on schedule not knowing of the attack on the Pearl Harbour. They are forced to dodge the Japanese fighter planes because they are unarmed to limit the amount of weight. They planes were on their way to Indonesia.
  • 8:17am The US destroyer Helm fires at a Japanese submarine

    The US destroyer Helm was escaping from the Harbour to open sees when a lookout spots a Japanese midget submarine, the destroyer turns around. It fires at the submarine but mises. The sub then submerges but gets caught again. Trying to escape the sub one of the Japanese crew members gets caught and becomes the US's first prisoner of war
  • 8:54am second wave of Japanese aircrafts attack Pearl Harbour

    The second wave of Japanese aircrafts was made up of 35 fighters, 78 dive-bombers and 54 high altitude bombers. damages:
    Battleship Pennsylvania gets bombed. A bomb drops inbetween destroyers the Cassin and the Downes. This blows up their oil tanks and ammunition. Also it forces the Cassin to roll of its blocks and into the Downes
  • 9:30am the destroyer Shaw gets its bow blown off

  • 10:00am Japanese aircrafts retreat back to carriers

    Japanese aircrafts return to their carriers. A third wave of attacks was debated.
  • 7:55am First wave of Japanese planes attack Pearl Harbour

    The first wave attacks Pearl Harbour. The bombings destroy 6 ships and an airfield full of airplanes neatly placed in rows. Damage:
    attack on the airfield; Japanese dive bombers strike the army air forces on Wheeler Field. The USS Utah was an old battleship which was in the place that the aircraft carriers were usually placed. Therefore, the Japanese attacked this ship instead even though it wasn't the Japanese's target.
    USS Nevada recieves little damage and takes out a torpedo plane.
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