Pearl Harbor Facts:
6 Japanese Carriers launched over 530 planes for the attack
Japan used 5 attack submarines each with mini submarines attached
4 U.S. Battleships were sunk & 4 were damaged
3 Cruisers & 3 Destroyers were sunk or damaged
Over 180 U.S. aircraft were lost
Nearly 2,400 U.S. service men were killed & over 1,280 were wounded
Only 65 Japanese casualties resulted from the attack
The Japanese lost 29 aircraft and 5 mini submarines
America remembered well the horrors of World War I and strived to remain on the sidelines as World War II raged around the world. But all that changed on December 7, 1941.
The Japanese launched a surprise attack on the Pearl Harbor naval base in the U.S. territory of Hawaii.
As Japan and then Germany declared war on the United States, our country immediately began to mobilize and revive our military which at that time was 17th in the world.
Before the Attack
Prelude to the Attack: The World at War
This U.S. government film portrays the years up until the time the U.S. entered World War II after the attack on Pearl Harbor. It also contains Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" speech.
Why We Fight: Excerpt
A concise telling of Japanese aggression and military expansion leading to the attack on Pearl Harbor. From the War Comes to America episode of Why We Fight, produced by Frank Capra.
Dec 7, 1941
Bombing of Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941 - The day that will live in infamy. Newsreel footage shows the devastation wrought upon Pearl Harbor, bringing the U.S. into WWII.
This film was produced by the Department of War and was overseen by film great John Ford. This full length version was cut to a half an hour for release because it concentrated too much on analysis and history and ...
Avenge Pearl Harbor
War bonds, which were loans from bond holders to the U.S. Governement were very important in financing the war. This promotional film, like many others made during the time, sought to bring a sense of urgency to...
Admiral Kimmel Testifies
Admiral Kimmel testifies before a congressional committee stating that he didn't get vital information about the approaching attack on Pearl Harbor.
This is Your Life: Samuel Fuqua
Ralph Edwards, host of This is Your Life, surprises Rear Admiral Samuel Fuqua with rememberances and reunion. Fuqua was the control officer of the U.S.S. Arizona which was attacked at Pearl Harbor.