How long did the Battle of Pearl Harbor last?

We don’t call it the “Battle of Pearl Harbor,” because it was a surprise attack and almost completely one-sided. Therefore, a more accurate question is, “How long was the attack on Pearl Harbor?” It began with the order to attack...

Why did the Japanese attack only by air?

Actually, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was not only from the air. They also employed so-called midget submarines, although those were largely unsuccessful. The vast majority of the attack was by air. The mastermind of the attack, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto,...

How many people died at Pearl Harbor during the attack?

The total number of military personnel killed was 2,335, including 2,008 navy personnel, 109 marines, and 218 army. Added to this were 68 civilians, making the total 2403 people dead. 1,177 were from the USS Arizona. The number of wounded came to 1,143 with 710 navy,...

When was Pearl Harbor attacked?

Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7th, 1941. Commander Mitsuo Fuchida gave the order To To To—to deploy into attack formation—at 0749 hrs. The famous order to attack, Tora Tora Tora, was made at 0753 hrs and the attack began. The first attack group struck Pearl...
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