Pearl Harbor started on December 7, 1941. The Japanese attacked in the United States without a warning. The attacked started at 7:55 am until 9:45 am 2,335 U.S service men were killed 1,143 men were wounded sixty- eight civilians were killed and 35 were injured also. Japanese lost 65 men on the attacked. Pearl Harbor is on the southern of Hawaiian island of Oahu and is home to U.S naval base. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States into World War 2. The Japanese called the plan Operation Hawaii it later was called Operation Z. The Japanese launched their airplanes in two waves. The first wave attacked at 7:55 am the second wave attacked around at 8:40 am. The Japanese attacked on Sunday because they knew that they would be relaxed on a weekend and caught off guard.
The main targets for the Japanese were the aircraft carriers. Besides the three U.S Aircrafts carriers that were out at sea that day they also focused on the battle ships. There were eight battleships in Pearl Harbor that day. All eight battleships were either sunk or damaged.
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Pearl Harbor and 911 are similar because they both were attacks on the United States. The deaths at Pearl Harbor were caused by an airplane attack, and 911 deaths were caused by the two planes’ that crashed into the Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington D.C, and the field in Pennsylvania. They were all acts of terrorism.
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