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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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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
On December 7, 1941 at 7:55 AM, the Japanese - who had alreadytravelled by ship across the Pacific, and launched their first waveof airplanes, and a few mini subs which tried …to breach the port-began to drop bombs on Pearl Harbor. After a second wave of planeswere sent the Americans began to fight back as they had been caughtearly on a Sunday morning. The planned third wave of planes neverleft their ship. It was a Naval and Air Force attack that lastedfor 110 minutes killing 2,406 Americans. 68 of them were civilians.
The main goal of the attack was to sink the aircraft carriers and battleships, then the US Navy would not have the ships to fight them. The Japenese believed that the US would… sue for peace.. The Japanese were fighting Manchuria. Roosevelt had sent the seventh fleet to blocade Japan's oil suppy from Indonesia. The Japanese sent negotiators to Washington to ask that Roosevelt remove the Seventh Fleet but he would not so the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor knowing that the seventh fleet would leave their blocade and rally to Hawaii's defense.
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).
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Briefly, the US was applying economic pressure in hopes of hampering Japan's war in China. Japan believed a crippling attack against the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor w…as considered necessary to prompt the US to not venture across the Pacific Ocean to wage a war so far away from US shores. The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor because the US was interfering with Japan's access to oil in East Asia. They did not fully understand that the US would declare war on Japan and defeat them.
First, Pearl Harbor is in Hawaii, USA, not in Singapore, which is at the south end of Malaysia. Second, the simple answer regarding Pearl Harbor is that the Japanese wanted t…o deal the US Pacific fleet which used Pearl as its base, a crippling blow, in order to hinder or prevent the US entry into WWII. The US had embargoed import of oil into Japan on response to Japan's invasion in China. Japan reacted by invading southward into French Indochina (now Vietnam) and Malaysia and Indonesia (controlled by the Dutch and British) to capture the oil fields of those two countries. Since Britain was the main colonial and naval power at the time, with its main base in Singapore, they attacked it within hours of Pearl Harbor (and the Philippines - the other big US base in the Pacific).
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Yes, on December, 7 1941. The Japanese have sank the USS Arizona, USS California and other warships.
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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.
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The Japanese needed to neutralize the US by attacking Pearl Harbor so that they could expand Japanese interests in the Pacific .
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They wanted to knock the US out of the war in the Pacific with one surprise blow. Fortunately, the US carrier fleet was not in port, and the Japanese overlooked the fuel dumps…. This allowed America to retaliate, and, eventually to defeat the Japanese.
Because the us cut off their resoursces
The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast… Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. There were simultaneous Japanese attacks on the U.S.-held Philippines and on the British Empire in Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong. From the standpoint of the defenders, the attack commenced at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Time