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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
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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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