Attack of Pearl Harbor

  • The Reason Japan Attacked

    In the month of September the U.S. decided to place an embargo on Japan which means that they restricted any exports of oil, steel, scrap iron, and aviation fuel going to Japan.
  • US Misses Warnings

    The US learned of the attack and tried to tell Oahu but they were 2 hours late. They dismissed the radar reports of B-17 bombers coming from San Francisco.
  • Phase 1 of Attack

    Between 7.55 am and 8:25 am there were combined torpedo plane and dive bomber attacks.
  • Phase 2 of Attack

    From 8:25-8:40am there was a lull in attacks.
  • Phase 3 of Attack

    From 8:40-9:15 a.m. there were horizontal bomber attacks
  • Phase 4 of Attack

    Between 9:15 and 9:45 a.m. there were dive bomber attacks
  • Phase 5 of Attack

    After 9:45 a.m. there were warnings of attacks and completion of raid
  • USS Arizona Burning

    After the attack on Pearl Harbor, there was an attack on the USS Arizona and it killed 1,177 servicemen on the ship.
  • Causalities

    United States: 2,335 servicemen were killed, 68 civilians killed,1178 were wounded, 188 planes, and 18 ships.
    Japan: less than 100 men died, 29 planes, 5 midget submarines
  • US Response

    President Roosevelt gave a speech and he asked Congress to declare war on Japan