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REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR - 7th December 1941

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:43 pm
by Francis GIB
FROM WIKIPEDIA:

The attack on Pearl Harbor (called the Hawaii Operation or Operation Z by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, and the Battle of Pearl Harbor by some Americans)[6] was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941. The next day the United States declared war on Japan resulting in their entry into World War II. The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from influencing the war that the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia, against Britain and the Netherlands, as well as the U.S. in the Philippines. The base was attacked by Japanese aircraft (a total of 353, in two waves) launched from six aircraft carriers.[7]

Four U.S. Navy battleships were sunk (two of which were raised and returned to service later in the war) and all of the four other battleships present were damaged. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship[8] and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed, 2,402 personnel were killed[9] and 1,282 were wounded. The power station, shipyard, maintenance, and fuel and torpedo storage facilities, as well as the submarine piers and headquarters building (also home of the intelligence section) were not attacked. Japanese losses were light, with 29 aircraft and five midget submarines lost, and 65 servicemen killed or wounded. One Japanese sailor was captured.

Re: REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR - 7th December 1941

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:08 pm
by Henk
My model of the well known Pearl Harbour tug HOGA

Re: REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR - 7th December 1941

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:53 pm
by Magoonigal
Henk, your a Man of many tallents!!

Re: REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR - 7th December 1941

Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:16 pm
by Henk
Let us put this case: I've got lastly one right hand! :D :D :D