Pearl Harbor

  • Before the attack.

    Before the attack.
    12:00 am to 7:30 am
    It was a beautiful morning at Pearl Harbor Hawaii before an insurgence arrived.
  • The First Blow

    The First Blow
    From 7:55 am to 8:25 am
    There was a bombing strike force by plane taking air raids.
  • The Awakening

    The Awakening
    From this time during the morning, alarms were sounded off, soldiers woke up and went straight to battle.
  • The Late Warning

    The Late Warning
    At 7:33 am, right before the first wave of attacks, The military base sends a warning message to Washington D.C to let them know that they were being attacked but unfortunately, the message wasn't received until 11:43 later that morning.
  • The Blood Battle

    The Blood Battle
    From 8:25 am to 9:25 am The Japanese air fleet completed five successful phases of air raids onto the base.
  • The Second Wave

    The Second Wave
    The second wave was more deadly and happened at 8:54 am. Planes took off from Japanese carriers such as Akaga, Kaga, Hiryu, Soryu, Zuikaku and Shokaku.
  • The Possible Third Wave

    The Possible Third Wave
    By noon local time, the last of the Japanese aircraft had returned to the carriers waiting for them in the Pacific, two hours after the first wave had returned. There was a third wave being planned but it was never actually initiated into full effect.
  • Relief

    Relief
    Nagumo, on the other hand, was adamant about following the plan, and Pearl Harbor was spared much more carnage. Even though a third wave was never in the original plan, it appears that numerous Japanese carrier commanders had contingency plans ready for a third strike if it was authorized.
  • Aftermath

    Aftermath
    At the end of the attack, this became known as the most devastating attack against the United States on American soil. As statistics show, 2,403 military and personnel died and approximately 1,000 were injured. Worst than 9/11, this left a bullet through the heart of all Americans.
  • Day of Infamy

    Day of Infamy
    After the United States heard about the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delanor Roosevelt delivered his famous lines, “date which will live in infamy,” in his famous speech, "Day Of Infamy Speech".