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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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They wanted to destroy ships and planes that threatened their expansion efforts.
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When did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor?

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

What did pearl harbor do when Japanese attack him?

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

How did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor?

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

Why did the Japanese choose Pearl Harbor to attack?

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

What was the motivation of the Japanese attack on Pearl harbor?

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

How did Japanese attack Pearl Harbor?

    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

What did the Japanese attack with in the Pearl Harbor?

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

Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor on a Sunday?

  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

What if the Japanese Had not attacked Pearl Harbor?

  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

Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor but not anywhere else in the US?

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