There were explosions, tons of smoke, and low-flying enemy aircrafts. This all had shocked many; Pearl Harbor was officially under attack. The day was a horrific period of time in which Japanese pilots killed many American civilians and soldiers. It has lived on as one of the single most tragic events on United States
During the Pre-invasion of Okinawa on 24 March 1945 the Indianapolis bombarded the beach defenses for seven days. Raining down 8in shells opened the door to get troops on the ground. On the morning of 31 March a Japanese fighter was spotted in its way to the Indianapolis. Quickly the ships 20mm gun opened fire but by the time the enemy plane was shot down it was to late. The Japanese plane dropped a bomb that blew a hole in the keel flooding nine compartments.
The Japanese created a surprise attack on the United States using Japanese bombing planes. This devastating attack damaged all eight U.S. Navy battleship, with four of them being sunk. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, and anti-aircraft training ship and one minelayer. After all the damages were accessed, the totals were enormous, 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 wounded. The day after the devastating attacks on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt declared war on Japan.
Was the U.S Justified in Bombing Japan? On December 7, 1941 the Japanese fighter pilots attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor(article 1). This surprise attack was done without a declaration of war. Pearl Harbor was hit by two waves of planes. The first wave, consisting of 134 bombers/fighters, was twenty-five minutes long and did much more damage than the second wave of flights.
The first Japanese port to be opened to foreign trade in the 16th century, Nagasaki was devastated by the second atomic bomb used in World War II (August 9, 1945). Population: 452,000. 2.Define: Island- Hopping: Island hopping is a term that refers to the means of crossing an ocean by a series of shorter journeys between islands, as opposed to a single journey directly across the ocean to the destination. Kamikaze: Japanese pilot who undertook a suicide mission. Manhattan project: A United States project lasting from August 1942 to August 1946, which developed the atomic energy program, with special reference to the atomic bomb.
Attacks on Australia in World War II World War II from 1941 – 1945, was a pioneer experience for Australia regarding its involvement in The Pacific War and its direct attacks from Japan in the form of the Darwin bombing and various other incursions throughout North Australia and Sydney. Although this was conceived by many of the Australian public to be the launch of an invasion, no invasion by Japan ever transpired. The extent of the Japanese incursions were immensely censored by the Australian Government although this did slight to ease the upheaval and fear of people living in Australia, particularly in Northern areas, at the susceptibility and likelihood of Australia under attack. Whilst the Japanese incursions were a genuine concern they have been mythologised in Australian history. This is evident through the analysis of the attacks on Australia, the public response,
Margarita Osmanoff The Battle of Midway The Battle of Midway refers to a sea battle fought near the Central Pacific Island of Midway between the Japanese and the United States. US Pacific Fleet's aircraft carrier striking forces had embarrassed the Japanese Navy in the Doolittle Raid and at the Battle of Coral Sea a few months prior to Midway. While seeking to cut Australia's base out from under them, Japan was ambushed by an American carrier task force that was breaking Japanese operating codes in the Coral Sea. This was the first naval action in history when the surface ships never sighted one another. When the smoke finally cleared, the Americans were more hurt but still won the day because the Japanese turned back.
In World War two there were many battles fought. One of the most controversial issues for the United States was not even a battle though. It was the use of the atomic bomb on two Japanese cities. I believe that the US was right in using the atomic bombs on Japan. The Japanese planned a secret attack on the United States.
The ones who believe this, do not comprehend the many different factors in war and how the route that was chosen was best for both parties that were directly affiliated with the bombings. The cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki would have been fire bombed if the atomic bombs were not dropped, causing similar damage and death counts to the atomic bombs. According to Kyoko Iriye Selden, "The most influential text is Truman's 1955 Memoirs, which states that the atomic bomb probably saved half a million US lives— anticipated casualties in an Allied invasion of Japan planned for November. Stimson subsequently talked of saving one million US casualties, and Churchill of saving one million American and half that number of British lives"(1). With this amount of casualties projected, a land invasion would have trumped the death toll of D-Day.
Should have America dropped the atomic bomb? In this essay I am going to say whether America should have dropped the atomic bomb. The two main points is yes they should have or the shouldn’t have. The first main point was that USA were worried by Japanese expansion so which they banned all their trading going to Japan, which stopped 80% of all the oil supplied to Japan in the summer of 1941. After this outbreak from the Americans the Japanese hit back with a surprise attack on the Americans which allowed the conquest of South-East Asia and the Pacific before the Americans had even recovered from the surprise attack.