Pearl Harbor

Could the bombing of Pearl Harbor have been avoided and many lives been saved if the Americans had kept better track of Japanese intelligence, and if President Franklin D. Roosevelt had warned Pearl Harbor that it was going to be attacked? President Roosevelt denied intelligence to Hawaii, sent false information to Hawaii about the location of the Japanese carrier fleet, and misled commanders into believing that negotiations with Japan were continuing.
In 1887 the U.S governmentfirst got exclusive use of the inlet of the island of Oahu, Hawaii; a principal naval base of the Unites States, for repairs and a coaling station for ships.
On November 26, 1941 Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo's fleet assembled in Tankan Bay and in the Kurile Islands and left, in secrecy, for Hawaii. On December 7, the fleet of six heavy aircraft carriers and 24 supporting vessels arrived, and the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor was attacked. The six carriers launched afirst wave of 181 planes made up of torpedo bombers, dive bombers, horizontal bombers, and fighters.The Japanese planes also attacked military and naval airfields which were nearby.When the attack ended 2 hours later, a lot of damage was done, eight American battleships and ten other naval vessels were either damaged or they sunk, close to 200 American aircraft were destroyed, and around 3000 naval and military personnel were killed or wounded.Japan's losses were not very bad comparatively. Twenty-nine planes, which was less than 10 percent of their attacking force, failed to return to their carriers.Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor the United States declared war on Japan and formally entered into World War II. Many Japanese immigrant leaders were arrested thefirst few weeks after the attacks. On February 19, 1942 President Roosevelt signed an order allowing military leaders to exclude whomever they wanted to from military areas. Nearly 120,000 ethnic Japanese,…

Pearl Harbor

World War II was a war that everyone will remember and will be remembered for many years to come.It could even be said that it killed more people, destroyed more property, and had far more reaching effects than any other war in history. New technologies were used in the war, such as the Atomic bomb, which opened up the nuclear age.Pearl Harbor was one of those events that will never be forgotten by Americans. Pearl Harbor was especially memorable to America because that caused us to get involved in the war and it outraged everyone in the country.The United States played a key role in the war.The bombing of Pearl Harbor was a major turning point in World War II.
The United States planned not to get involved in the war. The majority of the population in the country thought we should stay out of the war and remain neutral, although most American hoped that the Allies would be victorious. The Allies consisted of 50 different countries by the end of the war.The United States, Soviet Union, China, and Great Britain were among the Allies. Germany, Italy, and Japan made up the alliance known as the Axis. Six other nations joined the Axis later in the war.In 1939, President
Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the neutrality of the United States after the war
had started. Roosevelt and other interventionists wanted to aid other Allie nations in fighting the Axis. Isolationists opposed the UNITED STATES aid to warring nations.Roosevelt was then accused of steering the UNITED STATES into a war they were not prepared to fight.Roosevelt's strategy to defeat the Axis was to equip the nation, fight the Axis with ships, tanks, aircrafts and other war technologies.
The whole situation of Pearl Harbor started in 1940; the Japanese forces were in China.The Chinese government leader, Chiang Kai-Shek and his government fled to central China.To force China to surrender, Japan cut off Chinas supplies reaching Southeast Asi…


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