Events on Pearl Harbor Day

  • 3:42 AM

    3:42 AM
    LinkU.S. Minesweeper CONDOR sights periscope off Honolulu Harbour
  • 6:10 AM

    6:10 AM
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    Oahu Admiral Nagumo orders launching of first wave of 183 aircraft off three carriers.
  • 7:02 AM

    7:02 AM
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    Private Lockhard and Elliott of Opana radar statio pick up what appears to be a flight of unidetified aircraft coming in 132 miles north of Oahu.
  • 7:15 AM

    7:15 AM
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    Japanese launch 2nd wave of 168 aircraft.
  • 7:35 AM

    7:35 AM
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    Japanese recon plane from cruiser CHIKUMA reports that the main fleet is in Pearl Harbor.
  • 7:40 AM

    7:40 AM
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    The firstwave sights the North shore of Oahu. Attack begins.
  • 7:49 AM

    7:49 AM
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    Commander Fuchida orders first wave to assault all military bases on Oahu.
  • 7:55 AM

    7:55 AM
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    Island wide attack begins.
  • 8:02

    8:02
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    Machine guns on Battleship NEVADA start firing at incoming torpedo bombers. One missle tears huge hole through the ship
  • 8:10 AM

    8:10 AM
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    Battleship ARIZONA suddenly erupts sinking the ship in 9 minutes.
  • 8:50 AM

    8:50 AM
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    Lt. Commander Shimazaki orders deployment of 2nd military wave over Oahu.
  • 8:54 AM

    8:54 AM
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    Attack run begins. 78 dive bombers hit Pearl Harbor, 36 fighters cirlce around Pearl Harbor to maintain air control, and 54 high level bombers bomb Naval air stations.
  • 10 AM

    10 AM
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    1st wave arrives back at the carriers 190 miles north of Oahu.
  • 1:30 PM

    1:30 PM
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    Japanese task force withdraws.
  • 4:25 PM

    4:25 PM
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    Governor signs proclamation. The martial law is put into effect.