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2009-12-04 22:14:49
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Isoroku Yamamoto planned the attack, but Hideki Tojo, Prime Minister of Japan, ordered the bombing.


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The Japanese Imperial Fleet attacked the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.

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Admiral Husband E. Kimmel was the Admiral who was the head of the Fleet in Pearl Harbor. He was reassigned and lost his command of the Fleet. Another Admiral was chosen, Nimitz I believe.

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On December 7, 1941 the Japanese flew into Pearl Harbor and dropped bombs on the fleet and planes on the base.

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