World War 2
Pearl Harbor

Where were the US aircraft carriers when the Pearl Harbor attack occured and why were they not at Pearl Harbor?

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September 26, 2007 12:46PM

They were at sea. Mainly they were ferrying aircraft to a

different base, I don't know which one. They also conducted

assorted training exercises while they were out. It was just plain

lucky that those aircraft were scheduled to be shipped at that

time. If the carriers had been at Pearl we would have been in a

world of hurt. Michael Montagne The 3 Aircraft Carriers that where

suppossed to be in Pearl Harbour where all at sea carrying new

planes to the American Bases on Midway and the west Coast of U.S. I

sincerly thing that if the 3 aircraft carriers scheduled to stay in

Pearl Harbor they would have been sunk or damaged during the whole

war, but that dont mean the United States would have lost the War,

there where many other cariers in good condition, and dozens being

pruduced silently in the ports. The Saratoga was in port at San

Diego, California, the Enterprise was 200 miles west of Pearl

Harbor returning from Midway where it had delivered aircraft, and

the Lexington was 460 miles east of Midway on its way there to

deliver aircraft.

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