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What other places in the Pacific that Japan attacked within 24 hours of Pearl Harbor?
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What else was happening when Pearl Harbor was attacked?
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Why did the us have to fight in the pacific and Europe?
the united states had to fight a war in both europe and the pacific for a few reasons. Firstly we were attacked at pearl harbor in december of 1941 by the Japaniese Imperiel army. the next day president fdr declared war on Japan who happened to be an ally of Nazi Germany. within a week hitler declared war on the united states
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When did England declare war on japan during world war 2?
When was Pearl Habor attacked?
Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7th, 1941 at 7:55 am Hawaiian time. Pearl Harbor is located on the south coast of Oahu Island within the Hawaiian Islands. Aside the information I have linked to you, included in the Japanese arsenal were one man submarines that were to use torpedoes as well. The men carrying out their mission were not expected to survive.
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Had president roosevelt not move the us pacific fleet west to pearl harbor how might the Japanese launched world war 2 or would they have attacked the us at all knowing that the capacity for a knock o?
Since the 1800's, Hawaii (Pearl Harbor) had been of strategic interest to all modern nations located in the pacific rim; Japan, Russia, Britain, US, etc. Because of that "interest", the US annexed Hawaii in 1898. 1. Theory #1: Had NOT the US Battle Fleet been moved/transferred from California to Hawaii; there might not have been an attack on Pearl Harbor. The Japanese wanted to expand in the pacific...not engage the US for the sake of fighting the US. Pearl Harbor was attacked to ELIMINATE the US threat located there. Consequently, Japan may have left "sleeping dogs" alone. 2. Theory #2: However, if Tokyo Headquarters felt that the Pearl Harbor Naval Base might ultimately become strengthened by US Forces while Japan was engaged in it's conquests, within the surrounding pacific areas; Japan might have done more than simply attack Pearl Harbor...they might have invaded it. This would give them the strategic advantage in controlling the Pacific Ocean...and if the US wanted it back, then the US would have to take it back, like Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, etc., had to be taken.
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What happen during the Pearl Harbor attack?
A full description of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 could fill an entire book. In one sentence: The Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack on the United States Pacific Fleet prior to delivering a declaration of war to the Secretary of State of the United States. The immediate impact on the Pacific Fleet was devastating. Almost all of the U.S. naval capabilities in the Pacific were significantly degraded in one attack. However, through good fortune the American aircraft carriers stationed at Pearl were on maneuvers when the harbor was attacked and remain unscathed. The Japanese also shortsightedly failed to attack the dry-dock and harbor facilities of Pearl Harbor. Within months the base was able to fully sustain naval operations in the Pacific once again. More importantly the attack radically changed American public opinion regarding involvement in World War II. What had been very strong pacifist and isolationist sentiments in the body politic literally disappeared in a single day.
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Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in Singapore?
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 to 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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Did the Japanese destroy the pacific fleet?
No. I'm guessing you mean at Pearl Harbor. The Japanese did considerable damage to the battleships of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. At that time major fleet units, capital ships, were battleships and aircraft carriers. The US had fifteen battleships (with ten more building or planned) and seven aircraft carriers, about evenly divided between the Atlantic and Pacific. There were no aircraft carriers in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. This was extremely lucky for the US. It also forced the US Navy to be innovative. Battleship admirals dominated the Navy, and carrier admirals were mavericks, often considered wild-eyed visionaries. But the carrier turned out to be the dominant type of ship for the Pacific War, and the damage to the US battleships at Pearl Harbor forced the US to depend on them. All eight US battleships assigned to the Pacific Fleet were in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. All eight were damaged, some only superficially, some heavily. But only two were permanently lost, the USS Arizona and the USS Oklahoma. All the other six were eventually repaired and saw service later during the war. There were about ninety-three US warships in the Harbor at the time if the attack, and about sixteen were sunk or damaged. The Japanese could have made the attack much worse if they had concentrated some of their attack on the drydock in Pearl Harbor, and the submarine base, and especially the fuel farm. If they had destroyed or heavily damaged the fuel farm the Pacific Fleet would have been forced to withdraw to its bases on the west coast of the US, where it had been based until 1940. If they had destroyed the drydock, or even rendered its doors inoperable, it would have made repairing battle damaged ships possible only on the west coast. US submarine sailors made up only 1% of the US Navy's personnel, but they sank 55% of Japanese ships (merchant and naval) sunk during the war. The Japanese did no damage at all to the sub base within Pearl Harbor. And, of course, had they been fortunate to find any of the US carriers in Pearl Harbor when they attacked the course of the war would have been altered heavily in their favor.
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Why was Pearl Harbor attacked at the time it was?
Because the Japanese knew that if they did not give up their Empire the U.S. would have eventually declared war on them, and they knew that the U.S. had the industrial might to build its army and navy and air corps to one almost as big as theirs Pearl Harbor was attacked on an early Sunday morning because the US Fleet had established a regular routine of operations, which saw most ships of the fleet returning to the Harbor for the weekend. The Japanese were aware of this regular routine and were able to guess correctly that a weekend attack would find most of the Fleet in the Harbor, and not much going on early on Sunday. Pearl Harbor was attacked in early December because the Japanese could wait no longer. Their attack task force was to sail east from Japan across the northern Pacific until directly north of Hawaii, then turn south until within range to launch the attack planes. This course kept the task force away from regular shipping lanes, so they could hope to go undetected. The Japanese ships had short cruising ranges, and it was necessary to refuel all but a few of them at sea. Numerous tankers accompanied the Task Force for this purpose. The weather in the northern Pacific in winter is awful, frequently foggy, and the seas are tremendous, with huge waves. If they waited any later the weather would be too bad to allow at sea refueling, and they would have to wait for months. The original target date was for mid-November, but they were not yet ready.
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