US Soldiers were NOT the first to fire at the enemy at Pearl Harbor. US Sailors were the first men to open fire at the enemy at Pearl Harbor. US Crewmen aboard the US Navy destroyer USS Ward, sank a Japanese Mini-Submarine (Midget Sub) prior to the aerial attack.
As an enemy.
The US underestimated the enemy; and the target was there.
The Japanese are responsible for the bombing of Pearl Harbor but it was the fact that America was selling weapons to the Japanese enemy.
Stealthy enemy movements into attacking positions.
Military necessity; eliminate enemy fleet.
Mitsuo Fuchida Dec 3, 1902 - May 30, 1976
When the US didnt negotiate for peace after Pearl Harbor
it wasnt counted as a hit because it wasnt in the war zone when it was attacked.
??? What do you THINK the relationship would be? Japan had just attacked a terretory of the United States, and killed U.S. citizens. At that point, the U.S. military was prepared to destroy Japan as an enemy. After Pearl Harbor, it was not good to be Japanese.
For their service George Welch and Kenneth Taylor earned the first Distinguished Service Stars in World War II.http://www.history.com/news/heroes-of-pearl-harbor-george-welch-and-kenneth-taylor
Pearl Harbor Hawaii was thousands of miles closer to Asia than the 48 states. It had a shallow harbor (which was wrongly thought to be too shallow for airdropped torpedoes. It was far away from any enemy held islands for land based planes to reach, and thought to be safe from enemy attack. There were submarine nets to prevent enemy submarines from sneaking in. There was a large Army base there as well to protect the Naval ships. In the 1920s, Gen. Billy Mitchell predicted that the Japanese would attack Pearl Harbor, (he did not say when of course), but, by December 1941, most people had forgotten about his warnings, and they did not think that the Japan could launch an air attack on Pearl Harbor with carrier planes (and torpedoes that could work in shallow water), the way the British Navy had used carrier planes to attack the Italian fleet at Taruento, Italy.
U.S. officials were certain that an attack was coming but the forces in the Pacific - in and around Pearl Harbor - were depleted as many were brought closer to US shores as they expected a more direct attack than on Pearl Harbor. When the attack came, it was at a time that bombers were being relocated to Pearl from California and the wave of planes seen on the radar was mistaken for those relocating rather than as an enemy force on the attack.
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They were treated like enemy spies by some racist people and then were put into internment camps for 5 years.
No. Pearl Harbor is on the southern coast of Oahu in Honolulu, Hawaii. During and before WWII, Hawaii was (I believe) a territory of the US (not a state yet). Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, which then caused the United States of America to get further involved in the war. (I say further involved because in the beginning, the US were helping out Great Britain, the enemy of Japan). But after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt declared a state of war against Japan (and Japan's allies, primarily Germany and Italy, both being Nazi countries).
Friendly nations now received US help. The Axis now had the most powerful nation on earth as an enemy.
enemy is to overpowering.
To kill the enemy.
At the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, Pennsylvania was in drydock in the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard. She was one of the first ships in the harbor to open fire as enemy planes roared out of the high overcast. The Japanese did not succeed in repeated attempts to torpedo the caisson of the drydock, but Pennsylvania and the surrounding dock areas were severely strafed. The crew of one five-inch gun mount was wiped out when a bomb struck the starboard side of her boat deck and exploded inside Casemate Nine.
D-Day was a landing of Allied troops onto the shores of France (France was occupied by Germany). Much like the landings in the Pacific...Guam, Saipan, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Leyte, etc. Pearl Harbor was NOT a landing. It was an aerial attack; the enemy struck...then departed.
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Knowing the interior of US Navy warships in order to escape them when they were sinking. Knowing how to swim. Knowing how to operate a machinegun and properly lead an enemy airplane.
The most obvious answer to this question is that it brought the United States into ww2. providing the strongest enemy to the Japanese in the pacific. This also aided the Allied powers in Europe.