Wednesday, December 07, 2011


Attack on Pearl Harbor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The attack on Pearl Harbor (called Hawaii Operation or Operation AI[6][7] by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters (Operation Z in planning)[8] and the Battle of Pearl Harbor[9]) was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Today was my grandmother's birthday and it is my brother's birthday - though of course he was born after the war.

My father was at a football game at the Polo Grounds or Yankee Stadium that Sunday when they started calling for various military men to report to their units. He was 17 then and got his mother's permission to join up.