How did Japan attack Pearl Harbor?

Answer On December 7, 1941, residents of Pearl Harbor awoke to sounds of terror as Japanese fighter planes attacked American vessels where they were docked. Called the "day that will live in infamy" by Pr... Read More »

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What day did Japan attack Pearl Harbor?

The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 1941, at a few minutes before 8:00 a.m., according to NASA and the United States Navy. Overall, the Pearl Harbor attack killed 1,178 milita... Read More »

Who was the ruler of Japan during the Pearl Harbor attack?

Emperor Hirohito was the ruler of Japan during World War II. Hirohito became emperor of Japan in 1928 and held the title until his death in 1989. Historical records agree that while Hirohito did no... Read More »

What is the reason Japan attacked Pearl Harbor?

Dec. 7, 1941, marked the day the United States entered World War II. Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor provoked America into entering the war on the side of the Allies. The attack on Pearl Harbor resu... Read More »

Who was in charge of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor?

The idea for a possible attack on Pearl Harbor was conceived by Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, commander of the Japanese Combined Fleet, early in 1941. The attack on Pearl Harbor, on Dec. 7, 1941, was l... Read More »