On December 7, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched a massive attack against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. This attack pushed the United States into World War II, ultimately changing the course of history forever. Japanese leadership referred to the attack as the Hawaii operation, and its goal was to keep the US military from interfering in their campaigns throughout the pacific and southeast Asia. The Japanese sent 353 planes to attack the base, resulting in over a dozen ships sunk or damaged, more than 300 planes destroyed or damaged and more than 3,000 people killed or wounded.
Pearl Harbor (3/14)
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