Pearl Harbor

  • China and the United States

    The road to war between Japan and the United States began in the 1930s when differences over China drove the two nations apart.
  • Japan takes Manchuria

    Japan takes Manchuria
    In 1931 Japan conquered Manchria, which until then had been part of China
  • World War 2 Starts

    World War 2 Starts
    The start of the war is generally held to be 1 September 1939, beginning with the German invasion of Poland; Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later. Other dates for the beginning of war include the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War on 7 July 1937
  • U.S cut materials to Japan

    U.S cut materials to Japan
    The United States, which had important political and economic interest in East Asia, was alarmed by these Japanese moves. The U.S. increased military and financial aid to China, embarked on a program of strengthening it'a military power in the Pacific, and cut off the shipment of oil and other raw materials to Japan.
  • France falls to Adolf Hitler

    France falls to Adolf Hitler
    With the fall of France to Adolf Hitler's Nazi armies in May1940
  • Moved Pacific Fleet to Hawaii

    Moved Pacific Fleet to Hawaii
    The threat to American communications between Hawaii and the Philippines caused President Franklin D. Roosevelt in June 1940 to order the United States Pacific Fleet to move its main Pacific base from California to Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands. The move was designed to demonstrate the naval power available to the United States in the Pacific region, and hopefully, to act as a deterrent to Japanese aggression against American, British and Dutch colonial possessions in East Asia.
  • United States decides to rebuild the navy

    United States  decides to rebuild the navy
    With the fall of France to Adolf Hitler's Nazi armies in June 1940, President Roosevelt was finally able to persuade Congress to approve a massive expansion of the United States Navy by passing the Vinson-Walsh "Two Ocean Navy Act". This expansion program would enable the United States to retire many of its old warships and permit establishment of separate Pacific and Atlantic fleets.
  • Pres. Roosevelt

    Pres. Roosevelt
    In the week preceding the 1940 Presidential election, Franklin D. Roosevelt gave the American people a formal promise that no American "boys" would be sent to fight in Europe.
  • American Boys go to war

    American Boys go to war
    Less than two weeks after he won an unprecedented third term in office, President Roosevelt received a private briefing from the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Harold R. Stark, that shattered the foundation for his promise.
  • Japan startes planning attack

    Japan startes planning attack
    Vice Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was appointed Commander-in-Chief of Japan's Combined Fleet, and he immediately took issue with the cautious policy of the Japanese Naval General Staff.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Lend-Lease Act was a program under which the United States supplied Great Britain, the USSR, Free France, the Republic of China, and other Allied nations with materiel between 1941 and August 1945. It was signed into law on March 11, 1941, a year and a half after the outbreak of World War II in Europe in September 1939 and nine months before the U.S. entered the war in December 1941.
  • Planning the attack

    Planning the attack
    In the spring of 1941, Japanese carrier pilots began training in the special tactics called for by the Pearl Harbor attack plan
  • Approved the attack

    On 3 November 1941, the Chief of the Japanese Naval General Staff finally gave his approval to Admiral Yamamoto's plan to attack the United States Pacific Fleet at its Pearl Harbor base.
  • Admiral Yamamoto's aircraft carrier strike force left Japan

    Admiral Yamamoto's aircraft carrier strike force left Japan
    Admiral Yamamoto's aircraft carrier strike force, under the command of Vice-Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, left Japan on 26 November 1941.
  • Front page on New York Herald Tribune

    Front page on New York Herald Tribune
    In the last week of November 1941, at a time when Admiral Nagumo's aircraft carriers were sailing towards Pearl Harbor with hostile intent, Japan's militarist Prime Minister, General Hideki Tojo, issued a blunt warning to Britain and the United States that Japan would "purge East Asia of US -British power with a vengeance". General Tojo's threat appeared on the front page of the New York Herald Tribune on Sunday, 30 November 1941, exactly seven days before the Japanese attack on America's Pacifi
  • FDR Peace Attempt

    Pres. Roosevelt made his final appeal to the Emperor of Japan for peace, but got no reply. Later, the US code-breaking service began to recive a 14-part Japanese message and deciphered the first 13 parts.
  • Second Attack Wave

    Second Attack Wave
    http://youtu.be/6Vd4lp3iisE7:15 A.M. 167 planes took off from the Japanese carriers and headed for Pearl Harbor.
  • First Attack Wave

    First Attack Wave
    183 Japanese planes took off from the carriers located 230 miles north of Oahu and headed for the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. 7:53 A.M. The first Japanese assult wave came in to start the attack with fight commander, Mitsuo Fuchida
  • Air Raid Ends

    Air Raid Ends
    9:45 A.M. Air raids ends and eight battleships wewre damaged with five sunk. Three light cruisers, three destroyers, three smaller vessels, and 188 aircraft were lost. The Japanese lost 27 planes and 5 midget submarines
  • Aircrafts detected and ignored

    Aircrafts detected and ignored
    http://youtu.be/Nt13c3olXkU7:02 A.M. Two Army operators at a radar station on the northern shore of Oahu detected the Japanese air attack approching and contacted a junior officer. He disregarded their reports because he tought that they were just American B-17 planes that were expected in from the U.S. west coast
  • 1:30 P.M.

    The death toll eventually reaches 2,390
  • Declaring War on Japan

    Declaring War on Japan
    The United States and Britan declared war on Japan President Roosevelt called December 7, ''a day wich will live in infamy''
  • 12:20 P.M.

    12:20 P.M.
    http://youtu.be/3VqQAf74fsEThe President annouced that the U.S was suddenly and deliberated attacked by naval and air forces by the Empire of Japan
  • Battle of the Philippines

    Battle of the Philippines was the invasion of the Philippines by Japan in 1941–1942 and the defense of the islands by Filipino and United States forces.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    http://youtu.be/_jp7yRj-pjoAllied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Eisenhower said “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the invasion the Allies gained a foot hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high more than 9,000 soldiers were killed or wounded more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    The meeting was intended mainly to discuss the re-establishment of the nations of war-torn Europe. This was the World War II meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, represented by President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Premier Joseph Stalin, respectively, for the purpose of discussing Europe's post-war reorganization. The conference convened in the Livadia Palace near Yalta in Crimea.
  • Japan surrenderds

    Japan surrenderds
    On 15 August 1945 Japan surrendered,
  • World War 2 Ends

    World War 2 Ends
    On 15 August 1945 Japan surrendered, with the surrender documents finally signed aboard the deck of the American battleship USS Missouri on 2 September 1945, ending the war.