Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Remember the bombing on Pearl Harbor

USS Arizona information-
On December 7th, 1941, the USS Arizona located at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, was sunk during the Japanese attack with the loss of over eleven hundred crew members. The memorial remembers all military personnel who were killed in the Pearl Harbor attack.
5 W’s
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              
Army                              233              
Civilian                           49                
Personnel wounded
Navy                              716               N/A
Marine corps                  69                
Army                              364              
Civilian                           35
Sunk or becched            12                 5
Damaged                        9                  
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 Japan, and it sent thousands of Americans into the war in both the Pacific and Europe.

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