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Pearl Harbor. December 7, 1941. The Japanese Attack . Where is Pearl Harbor?. IMAGINE. What Did Japan Want?. Japan thought that attacking the US would provide an easy win, and a territory with abundant land and resources to rule once they were victorious.

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Pearl harbor

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

The Japanese Attack




What did japan want
What Did Japan Want?

  • Japan thought that attacking the US would provide an easy win, and a territory with abundant land and resources to rule once they were victorious.

  • Their main goals were to disable American aircraft carriers and ships

  • They wanted to extend their empire like Germany


Phases of attack
Phases of Attack

  • (7:55 am to 8:25am)Torpedo planes and dive bomb attacks

  • No attacks until 8:40 am

  • (8:40 -9:15 am)Horizontal bomber attacks

  • (8:15-9:45) Dive bomber attacks

  • (9:45 am) Warning of attacks and end of raid


Japan
JAPAN

  • > 5 Midget Submarines

  • 81 Fighter Planes

  • 135 Dive Bombers

  • 104 Horizontal Bombers

  • 40 Torpedo Planes


US

993 Army/Navy Anti-aircraft guns

- 108 Fighter Planes (59 not available for flight) 

- 35 Army Bombers (27 not available for flight)


Casualties
CASUALTIES

JAPAN

  • less than 100 men

  • 29 planes

  • 5 midget submarines

    US

  • 2,335 servicemen killed

  • 68 civilians killed

  • 1,178 wounded

  • 188 planes

  • 18 ships (8 battleships, 3 light cruisers, 3 destroyers, 4 other vessels)

  • USS Arizona Burning: 1,100+ Servicemen died on the ship


  • Effects outcomes
    EFFECTS & OUTCOMES

    • Japan dealt a seemingly crippling blow to the US Pacific Fleet

    • Japan began their quest for a Pacific empire

    • US was forced to join WWII (“The Sleeping Giant was awakened”)

    • US and Great Britain declare war on Japan (Dec. 8, 1941)

    • Germany and Italy declare war on the US (Dec. 11, 1941)





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