Pearl Harbor Attack
The attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941, marked a pivotal moment in world history, propelling the United States into World War II. Conducted by the Japanese Imperial Navy, the surprise assault targeted the U.S. Pacific Fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. In a devastating air raid, Japanese aircraft bombed American battleships, cruisers, and aircraft, causing significant destruction and loss of life.
The attack resulted in the deaths of over 2,400 Americans and the destruction of numerous naval vessels and aircraft. The next day, the United States declared war on Japan, entering the global conflict. The attack on Pearl Harbor remains a symbol of the shocking and transformative events of World War II, shaping the course of history and influencing the dynamics of international relations.