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    Pearl Harbour: On December 7, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the US Naval Base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, using bombers, torpedo bombers and midget submarines. On December 8, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a speech, also known as the “Infamy Speech” to the American citizens, informing them that this happened while the US was in the midst of talks to keep peace. That same day, America entered into World War II.
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    But they surely got their revenge at the Battle of Leyte Gulf. The new fast battleships had been lured away by the Japanese, with the fleet carriers - Halsey to blame. There were just some small escort carriers, destroyers, PT boats and the older battleships between the Jap battle fleet and the men ashore. To quote from A World at Arms by Weinberg:- "In what would be history's last great surface contest, the Japanese attack force was utterly defeated. The PT boats did little beyond disorienting the Japanese, but the destroyer attacks badly damaged several of their warships. (Admiral) Oldendorf had successfully performed the dream maneuver of all navies, he had crossed the 'T'. As the Japanese battleships and cruisers approached his own line, they were met by withering broadsides. The battleship Fuso had already been split in two by the torpedoes of American destroyers; the battleship Yamashiro and the cruiser Mogami were sunk, the latter after running into the heavy cruiser Nachi, which was the flagship of the follow up naval squadron under Admiral Shima Kiyohide. The latter had sense enough to make off, but (Admiral) Nishimura was dead and most of his force sunk or damaged. Of Oldendorf's six battleships, two had been 'sunk' and three badly damaged in the attack on Pearl Harbour."

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    Pearl Harbour Remembrance: December 7, 2016

    The attack commenced at 0748 Hawaiian Time. The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighter planes, bombers, and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers.

    All eight United States Navy battleships were damaged, with four sunk. All but USS ARIZONA (BB-39) were later raised, and six were returned to service and went on to fight in the war. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded.

    Important base installations such as 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: 29 aircraft and five midget submarines lost, and 64 servicemen killed. One Japanese sailor, Kazuo Sakamaki, was captured.

    Of those killed 68 were civilians.
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    On this day: 7TH DECEMBER 1941 - over 183 Japanese aircraft attack Pearl Harbour, sinking 6 battleships and destroying 188 aircraft.

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    Pearl Harbour, a short bus ride from Honolulu, and a boat trip across to the ARIZONA is well worth a visit. there is also a big cemetery of the people who were killed in the attack.
    I have been several times. may go again when in Oahu next April, bubbles of Oil is still seeping out of the wreck,
    and many of the old survivors when they die are cremated and then with their family assembled, they have a Service, and a Diver takes the casket down to one of the "rooms" under water, and placed there.
    a few hundred yards astern of the Monument, that contains the names of all the Seamen who died there, The bodies are still in the wreck, the Battleship, USS, MISSOURI in moored and you can go on board and tour the whole ship.
    Ashore after the boat trip is a Museum of the entire Attack , again very interesting.
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    Regret any errors, will look further again.

    Today is about remembering.

    President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy." On that day, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory. The bombing killed more than 2,300 Americans. It completely destroyed the American battleship U.S.S. Arizona and capsized the U.S.S. Oklahoma. The attack sank or beached a total of twelve ships and damaged nine others. 160 aircraft were destroyed and 150 others damaged. The attack took the country by surprise, especially the ill-prepared Pearl Harbor base.

    President Franklin Roosevelt statement just states Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base.

    Certain the full figures will follow: ASAP.

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    REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR

    The attack commenced at 0748.

    The base was attacked by 353 Japanese aircraft (including fighters, level and dive bombers, and torpedo bombers) in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers.

    All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four sunk. All but USS ARIZONA were later raised, and six were returned to service and went on to fight in the war. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer.

    One hundred eighty-eight U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded.

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