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What attacked Pearl Harbor?

Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese navy in two attack waves, totaling 353 aircraft launched from six aircraft carriers.

How many waves were sent in the attack of Pearl Harbor?

Two waves were sent.

What was the exact date of the attack on pearl harbor?

December 7, 1941 -- just before 8am, the first of five waves of Japanese planes attacked the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.

How many Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor?

Two aerial attack waves, totaling 361 aircrafts, were launched from six Japanese aircraft carriers.

When did the attack end on Pearl Harbor?

At 1000 hours (10:00 am) on December 7, 1941 the attack was done but we were still recovering from the previous waves of Japanese aircraft attack.

How many waves of Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor?


How many Japanese planes were there in the second wave of the Pearl Harbor attack?

One hundred and seventy one aircraft attacking in two waves.

How many planes were used on Pearl Harbor total?

360 planes made up the two waves used to attack Pearl Harbor.

How was the Pearl Harbor attack carried out?

The Japanese came in two waves of planes. Each of these types were involved in the two waves- high level bombers, dive bombers, and fighter jets

What bomb was dropped on Pearl Harbor?

Pearl Harbor was attacked by waves of Japanese aircraft using torpedos and bombs. It was not one single bomb.

In the attack on Pearl Harbor why two waves of planes?

The established plan called for three waves. The third was not committed. In the plan of attack, it was scheduled to take on the support facilities. By attacking in waves, the Japanese kept the approach lanes to their targets free and clear of the clutter of combat.

What was Pearl Harbor incident?

Pearl Harbor was a surprise attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941 in an attempt to destroy the American fleet. America had stopped selling oil to Japan so Japan decided to attack America. Three waves of bombers and fighters attacked, bombing the airfields and ships.

When did the Pearl Harbor attack finish?

Started December 7, 1941, Sunday morning-japanese Zeros attacked in two waves. finished between 9:30 and 10:00

How many planes did japan lose at Pearl Harbor?

The attack on Pearl Harbor cost the Japanese 29 aircraft and 55 airmen,also they lost the 5 midget submarines deployed to infiltrate the harbor.The Japanese mustered 360 aircraft in two waves and suffered a little more than 8% casualty rate,they had estimated this attack could be very heavy if surprise was not achieved.

What were the key events in the attack on Pearl Harbor?

There were two waves of Japanese planes sent they hit the ships at Battleship Row first then bombed air bases all of this happened in 2 hours

Summarize the attack that took place at Pearl Harbor?

The surprise attack by Japanese forces on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, may be summarized briefly as follows: Approaching the Hawaiian islands by stealth from the northwest, a large Japanese task force released two waves of warplanes that systematically bombed naval and land targets primarily on the island of Oahu. With minimal losses, the Japanese attack left numerous large and small ships damaged or sunk. America was now at war. Yet, significantly, Pearl Harbor was soon fully operational, many of the damaged ships would be repaired, and not a single American aircraft carrier was affected, as none were in the harbor at the time.

How many Japanese were part of the attack on Pearl Harbor?

Soldiers were not involved. The attack was carried out by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Therefore "naval aviators" from 6 IJN aircraft carriers actually carried out the attack. These pilots flew bombers, dive bombers, torpedo bombers and fighters. There were approximately 350 planes involved in two waves. The planes were crewed by 1 to 3 airmen. Also, 5 midget submarines were released by a "mothersub" outside of Pearl Harbor. They were to sneak inside the harbor attack the ships of the 7th Fleet at the same time as the air attack. Each sub was crewed by 2 men. Hope this helps.

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Who was involved in the Pearl Harbor bombing?

The Japanese Imperial Navy and the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps/and the U.S. Army Air Corp were the involved in the Pearl Harbor bombing.The Japanese launched multiple waves of planes from their carriers which were located at a point northwest of the Hawaiian Islands.Hours before the aerial attack, a midget Jap sub was sighted by a U.S. Navy destroyer very close to the harbor entrance. If the U.S. Navys' carriers were at Pearl Harbor and not out on maneuvers or suppling bases such as Midway and Wake Island with aircraft, then the Hawaiian Islands and the Western U.S. would be the Imperial Japanese Armys' next plan of where to invade.

How many waves of attacks were planned on Pearl Harbor before the Emperor called them back to Japan?

Three waves in total were planned at Pearl Harbor, but the Japanese pulled back because the Admiral on the scene decided that he had lost the element of surprise as American planes were finally responding to the attack. The Emperor and his cabinet were upset Admiral Yamamoto did this, but as Yamamoto said, "I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant, and his wrath will be terrible."

Why didn't the Japanese send a second or third wave of planes during their attack on Pearl Harbor?

Two waves had been sent into Pearl harbor demolishing the battleline and airforces present. Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo cautiously (and perhaps mistakenly) decided not to launch a 3rd wave to destroy the oil tanks and drydocks at Pearl. His concerns were the increasing casualties he incurred in the 2nd wave and the still missing US carriers which posed a threat to his fleet. The most important thing to examine is that if the American administration in fact knew about the attack on Pearl Harbor, then is it not a huge calculated risk that the Japanese would not conduct a "third wave," completely incapacitating the base at Pearl for use in the Pacific Theatre?

What made japan's attack Pearl Harbor so devastating?

This attack on December 7, 1941 was so devastating on the United States because it completely wiped out all 8 of the US Navy battleships, leaving 4 of them sunk in Hawaiian waters. At 7:48 am, the Japanese began the first of 2 waves of attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor. There was also no formal warning issued to the United States prior to the attack even though negotiations between the US and Japan were underway.

What happen at pearl habor?

On December 7, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. The attack occurred in two separate waves. At the end of the attack, all 8 US battleships there were either sunk/severely damaged. Over 2,400 American sailors were killed in the surprise attack.

What happen with pearl harbor?

the Japanese planned to paralyse the US navy while they overran the weakly defended European empires in Asia so they planned a suprise attack on Pearl Harbour, there were suspitions japan would attack pearl harbour but no one believed them, they used torpedoes and dropped bombs from planes in two waves, by the end of it the USS Arizona was at the bottom of the harbour with 10 meters of sea above it.

What started the war of pearl harbour?

The attack on Pearl Harbor (or Hawaii Operation, Operation Z, as it was called by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters)[6] was an unannounced military strike conducted by the Japanese navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941. It resulted in the United States' entry into World War II. The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from influencing the war that the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia, against Britain and the Netherlands, as well as the U.S. in the Philippines. The attack consisted of two aerial attack waves totaling 353[7] aircraft, launched from six Japanese aircraft carriers.

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