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Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor?
The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour in the hope of destroying the American fleet, and prevent America from interfering in the Japanese invasion in Asia. Instead, it brought America directly into the conflict. Though many ships were damaged or sunk, with a huge loss of life, the aircraft carriers were at sea and safe.
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The Japanese attacked pearl harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941.
Because the us cut off their resoursces
Sunday, December 7, 1941 at 7:55 AM. The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, was aimed at the Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy and its defending Army Air F…orces and Marine air forces. The U.S. public saw the attack as a treacherous act and rallied against the Imperial Japan, causing the United States to enter World War II. Since the attack was on Sunday, the US was undermanned. The attack damaged or destroyed 12 American warships, destroyed 188 aircraft, and killed 2,403 American servicemen and 68 civilians. By 10 A.M. the last attack wave was on it's way back to the aircraft carriers that they took off from. A surprise attack, that went off smoothly and caught the Americans asleep . It was not by chance that the attack was timed for early on a Sunday morning. The Japanese had studied the habits of the US navy and knew that many men would be drunk and sleeping it off by that time. Many more would be " in town " and unable to take part in the defence of their ships. This attack has also been called the Bombing of Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Pearl Harbor but, most commonly, the Attack on Pearl Harbor or simply Pearl Harbor
Two answers to this (both are correct): 1. To Destroy ships and planes that threatened their expansion efforts. 2.The attacks was to prevent Americans from mounting a strong r…esistance to Japanese expansion.
The Japanese launched their attack from six aircraft carriers in the Pacific north of Hawaii. Bombers and torpedo bombers hit the US Navy anchorage on Ford Island while fighte…rs attacked US airfields and other military installations. Not expecting the attack, several Navy battleships were sunk or damaged. Only a few US planes were able to retaliate, and almost all of the Japanese planes returned safely to their ships.
In 1941, it was the main home base for the US Pacific Fleet. The Japanese wanted to sink as many battleships, aircraft carriers, and cruisers as possible. So they selected the… location where they were based when not at sea.
The Pearl Harbor bombing (codenamed Operation Z by the Japanese) was a preventive attack conducted by the Empire of Japan in order to keep the United States from influencing t…he war that Japanese leaders were planning in Southeast Asia against Britain and the Netherlands.
Answer On December 7, 1941 at 7:55 am the Japanese - who had already travelled by ship across the Pacific, and launched their first wave of air…planes, and a few mini subs which tried to breach the port- began to drop bombs on Pearl Harbor. After a second wave of planes were sent the Americans began to fight back as they had been caught early on a Sunday morning. The planned third wave of planes never left their ship. It was a Naval and Air Force attack that lasted for 110 minutes. Killing 2,406 Americans. 68 of them were civilians.
Planes carrying bombs and torpedoes.The reason it all started was the japanese wanted the island (Hawaii). Their best weapon was the element of surprise and our false sense of… security. The boat called the Oklahoma sunk which still had about 419 people in it, many people died on December, 7, 1941, but thank you to all the soliders for saving many of the lifes.
December 7, 1941 because they wanted to destroy ships and planes that threatened their expansion efforts.
This was because the soldiers were not at their posts and they didnt do any drills so they knew the Americans were vulnerable This was because the soldiers were not… at their posts and they didnt do any drills so they knew the Americans were vulnerable
Probably, the US would have entered WW2 by other means. The US had entered WW1 because of Germany's "un-restricted submarine warfare" policies. Had the US entered WW2, a…nd Pearl Harbor not been attacked; then VERY LIKELY the US Navy would have fought the Japanese Navy (Imperial Navy) with obsolete battleships (which would exist...since they were not sunk at Pearl Harbor); consequently the US Navy would have LOST the Battles of Coral Sea, Midway, and the many sea battles surrounding the Guadalcanal and Solomon Island chains.
first answer: Pearl Harbour is a LOT closer to Japan than mainland America. They attacked Pearl Harbour specifically because it is the U.S. naval base in the area and a signif…icant threat to Japanese naval dominance in the area. second answer: Also the Japanese did attack other US locations in the Pacific & Asia that it could reach: the Philippines, Guam, Wake Island & Midway Island. Japanese submarines did attack ships off the US West Coast (such as on Dec 20, 22, 23, 24, & 27 1941) and occasionally shell US West Coast locations (such as February 23, 1942-Ellwood, CA).
the Japanese attacked the harbor the airfields and even killed local hawaiians