Pearl Harbor - American naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii.
Japan surprised attacked at 7:55 am.
Attack lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Damaging 20 and destroying 3 American naval vessels and damaging and destroying over 300 aircrafts.
More than 1500 men died and more than 1000 were wounded.
Dorie Miller- first African American awarded the Navy Cross for his courageous actions.
After Pearl Harbor the U.S. entered WW|| the very next day on December 8, 1941
"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." - Admiral Yamamoto
It only took about 6 months to recover from the bombing attack.
In June of 1942 the U.S. carrier fleet sank 4 of the Japanese aircraft carriers.
In August of 1945 America finally defeated the Japanese Empire.
Japan, Germany, and Italy formed the Axis Alliance during World War ||.
While Japan allied with Germany they did not take part in killing the Jews. The Japanese overlooked the extermination of Jews.