Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pearl Harbor

This Picture Can Be Found Here.

Picture Taked By A Japaneese Plane On December 7, 1941, In Which A Torpedo Hits The USS West Virginia.

PEARL HARBOR is on an island of O’ahu , Hawaii. Was attacked by the Japanese Imperial Navy at about 8:00 A.M. , Sunday morning ,December 7, 1941. This surprised them all. (Because there was no declare of war). No one was prepared for this attack and it killed millions of people because of it.
353 Japanese aircrafts were led by Commander Mitsuo Fuchida.

The U.S. Navy had a 100 ships presented that morning. In less than three hours, Japanese planes crippled the U.S. Pacific fleet. .
There were many hero’s that died and survived that fateful day. When it reached President Roosevelt, he decided on the following day to ask to declare war against Japan

Japanese Trip From Japan To Pearl Harbor.

This Is The Route That The Japaneese Took To Get To Pearl Harbor And Then Ran Off.

This Picture Shows The Way That The Battleships Were Arranged in Pearl Harbor.

The Japanese View

The Japanese attack fleet left its home waters on November 26 steaming a circuitous route towards Pearl Harbor. Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Nagumo, received his final orders on December 1 and on the morning of December 7 the battle group was in position 275 miles north of Hawaii. At 6:00 AM the first elements of the air attack consisting of fighter aircraft, torpedeo bombers, high-level bombers and dive-bombers were aloft and assembling in the pre-dawn gloom.

The Attack

This Picture Shows The Way The Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor.

When it was over, the U.S. losses were:

USA : 218 KIA, 364 WIA. USN: 2,008 KIA, 710 WIA. USMC: 109 KIA, 69 WIA. Civilians: 68 KIA, 35 WIA. TOTAL: 2,403 KIA, 1,178 WIA.

USS Arizona (BB-39) - total loss when a bomb hit her magazine. USS Oklahoma (BB-37) - Total loss when she capsized and sunk in the harbor. USS California (BB-44) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and repaired. USS West Virginia (BB-48) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and repaired. USS Nevada - (BB-36) Beached to prevent sinking. Later repaired. USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) - Light damage. USS Maryland (BB-46) - Light damage. USS Tennessee (BB-43) Light damage. USS Utah (AG-16) - (former battleship used as a target) - Sunk.

USS New Orleans (CA-32) - Light Damage.. USS San Francisco (CA38) - Light Damage. USS Detroit (CL-8) - Light Damage. USS Raleigh (CL-7) - Heavily damaged but repaired. USS Helena (CL-50) - Light Damage. USS Honolulu (CL-48) - Light Damage..

USS Downes (DD-375) - Destroyed. Parts salvaged. USS Cassin - (DD-372) Destroyed. Parts salvaged. USS Shaw (DD-373) - Very heavy damage. USS Helm (DD-388) - Light Damage.

USS Ogala (CM-4) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.

Seaplane Tender.
USS Curtiss (AV-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.

Repair Ship.
USS Vestal (AR-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.

Harbor Tug.
USS Sotoyomo (YT-9) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.

188 Aircraft destroyed (92 USN and 92 U.S. Army Air Corps.)

This Is The CBS News Bulletin On December 8, 1941. Including President FDR's Speech.

The Song "Let's Remember Pearl Harbor"

History - in every century,

records an act that lives forevermore.

We'll recall - as in to line we fall,

the thing that happened on Hawaii's shore.


As we go to meet the foe


As we did the Alamo.

We will always remember

how they died for liberty,.


and go on to victory.

Story by Debbie K.

My Dad, Edward F. Wallace was attached to the USS Oklahoma on 7 Dec. 1941. In the early 1990's he finally shared his tragic story with his local newspaper. It says he was one trapped in the ship, until he and a few other men were cut out of it. He swam under the oil laden water to safety and as the story goes, he had to shower for 3 days to get all the oil off of his body. I met my Dad later in life but my Mother always made sure I knew his story. I am sure he suffered some lasting issues with this attack that lasted probably the rest of his life. However, I am sure he was proud of his service in the Military, as I still am. Dad passed away in 1998, and is buried in a military cemetery in his home state. In the future I will dig out the newspaper story and put it on a website. But until I do, if any survivors are still alive, my pride and thanks still need to go to them. I am proud to be a daughter of a man who served in Pearl Harbor on "The Day of Infamy".

These was supposed to be the schedule that Pearl Harbor should follow that day.



1; Who Attacked Pearl Harbor and Why?

2; What Did President FDR Do About It?

3; How MAny People Died At Pearl Harbor?

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