Tag: bomber

This British attack was the blueprint for Pearl Harbor

On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted a surprise attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. The engagement was an overwhelming tactical victory for the Japanese who succeeded in sinking four battleships, one former battleship and damaging four more. Planning for the attack was spearheaded by Admiral Isoroku […]

The one vote against war with Japan after Pearl Harbor

On December 8, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his “Day of Infamy” speech before a joint session of Congress. In it, he called for Congress to declare war on the Empire of Japan in response to attacks against U.S. military bases in the Philippines, Guam, at Wake Island, Midway Atoll, and Pearl Harbor. Moreover, […]

7 other Japanese attacks on December 7, 1941

December 7, 1941 is infamous for the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. However, across the Pacific and also on the other side of the international date line, the Japanese conducted near-simultaneous attacks on other Allied bases and territories in a bid to achieve dominance in the theater. While many military leaders anticipated the […]