How many American planes got airborn and engaged at pearl harbor?
Three US Army P-40 Warhawks and one P-36 took off from Haleiwa Airfield and commenced dog-fighting with enemy aircraft. A flight of US Navy Dive Bombers from the USS Enterprise arrived during the aerial melee, and approximately five of them were shot down by friendly fire (US Ground Fire).
When pearl harbor was bombed the american planes returning from a drill were the only prepared groups-?
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese conducted a surprise-attack upon the American naval base of Pearl Harbor and surrounding areas. During this battle, which consisted of minor naval threats along with two major air-strikes by carrier-based airplanes, Japanese forces bombed American ships inside the harbor, strafed and destroyed American planes at nearby airfields, and engaged in limited bombing and strafing of nearby installations and material.
Yes, and that was Pearl Harbor and the Japanese made an air raid attack with 300 planes only 29 were shot down one of the first was planes shot down was bye Dorie Miller the man in the picture he was the first African-American. Pearl Harbor is how the US joined WW2 and other American Territories. --------------- WWII happened throughout Europe. Pearl Harbor was just the act by the Japanese DURING the war that caused…
Yes, the U.S. got a letter 2 days before but ignored it because they were talking peace with Japan. Also right before the attack a radar station at pearl harbor saw the planes coming in and blew it off because they figured it was a group of American planes bringing in Christmas presents and letters for the upcoming holiday. Second answer. This is pure speculation.