How many people were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941?
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise attack. At the end of it two thousand four hundred and three Americans had been killed, another 1,178 wounded.
Eighteen ships had been sunk or seriously damaged, while 347 planes had been destroyed or damaged. Twenty-nine Japanese planes had been shot from the sky - a marginal loss in an attack of such size.
The attack to Pearl Harbor by the Japanese army took place the morning of the 7th of December of 1941. This bombing was intended to be a preventive action, but instead was the even that triggered the US participation in the World War II. The Japanese general of the Imperial Japanese Army in charge during that attack was Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto.
Famous quotes said during the attack are hard to come by, but here are two: "TO TO TO" - This was said by the Japanese aircraft pilots informing their fleet that the attack had begun. "Tora-Tora-Tora" - This was also said by the Japanese pilots informing the fleet that the attack was a surprise. Undoubtedly the most famous quote about the Pearl Harbor attack was said the next day: "December 7, 1941-a date the will…
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December (7th) of 1941 damaged dozens of ships and sunk quite a few others. The ships sunk in the attack totaled 18, with 5 battleships included. Perhaps the most famous victim of the attack was the U.S.S. Arizona, which continues to serve as a national monument.
On December 7, 1941, 3,500 Americans were killed or injured during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States knew an attack on the country was imminent, after breaking the Japanese diplomatic code. When Japan started to attack, their planes were mistaken for American B-17s arriving from the West Coast of the US.
Operation Z was the Japanese name for what it referred to as the Hawaii Operation or, as the United States called it, the attack on Pearl Harbor. During the Russo-Japanese war Admiral Togo called the attack on Russian ships Operation Z and flew a Z flag during battle. This flag was flown from the Japanese Flagship during the attack on Pearl Harbor.