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Not all were sailors of course, my grandfather was in the Army and stationed at Scholfield Barracks near Wheeler Field. At the time of the attack most of the soldiers were in the breakfast line, many men were killed right there.

AnswerThey were getting ready to go to Sunday mass....reading their letters from home,cleaning gun barrels, knapping in their onboard cots, you know, was the weekend. AnswerA lot were sleeping. It was Sunday morning, they were sailors and many had been out late on Satuday night.
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Q: What were the men doing at Pearl Harbor when the attack began?
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Pearl Harbor was the main port for the US Navy in the Pacific Ocean.

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Living their daily lives; breakfast, lunch, dinner, work, etc. Except for watching TV; televisions didn't exist back then.

Why was Pearl Harbor chosen for attack?

The Japanese feared American would join The Allies in WWII (world war 2), so they wanted to attack us before we attacked them. At that time, the U.S.A only had a few Aircraft Carriers (it was between 3 and 5) and they were all located at pearl harbor. The Japanese generals believed that if they could destroy those aircraft carriers (which are ships that can carry hundreds of jets, planes, bombs, and fire power) they could cripple America enough so that they could not interfere with their plans. Luckily (or by some unknown act of heroism), those aircraft carriers were not in pearl harbor when it was attacked. They were out doing some practice drills. They were informed of that attack though, and were told to stay away from pearl harbor (well, they were told to travel away, because there was the possibility of the Japanese airfleet coming that direction). i also heard that 1 or 2 of the carriers were still in the harbor and were destroyed.