Who-The Japanese Imperial Navy and the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps/and the U.S. Army Air Corp were the involved in the Pearl Harbor bombing.
What-The Japanese launched a surprise attack on a U.S. military base
When- On December 7, 1941
Where- At Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Why-To knock out the U.S. Pacific Fleet as a significant fighting force so we could not oppose their conquest of South East Asia and the Pacific Islands.
Personnel killed U.S. Japan
Navy 1,999 64
Marine corps 109
Navy 716 N/A
Marine corps 69
Sunk or becched 12 5
Destroyed 164 29
Damaged 159 24
Why should we remember this today-
The Bombing of Pearl was a tragedy in many ways. Not only did it kill over 2400 people, mostly servicemen, but it set the stage for Curtis Lemay’s devastating firebombing of
, and it sent thousands of Americans into the war in both the Pacific and Japan Europe.