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Pearl Harbor

            The United States involvement in World War II was unnecessary and we should have not.
             had to retaliate the way we did with regards to the Pearl Harbor Bombing. The President at the.
             time was Franklin Delanore Roosevelt and there are allegations that he himself may be the reason.
             that we entered the war in the first place. The United States received many warnings of the.
             bombings, but President Roosevelt either thought nothing of them or simply did not inform his.
             men (REID 219).
             The Bombing of Pearl Harbor took place on December 7, 1941 at the American Naval.
             Base located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. At 5:30 a.m. in Japan two seaplanes took off from.
             Japanese carriers to scout the route to Pearl Harbor for the other aircrafts that were going to.
             come over. These men that flew the two seaplanes were said to have been flying under the code.
             of honor, were they swore that if their engines experienced any trouble they would crash into the.
             American ships and risk their own lives for the well being of their fellow countrymen and most.
             importantly, Emperor Hirohito. When the planes returned and told their commander that the.
             route looked clear he told his other planes to take off and head for Pearl Harbor. They arrived.
             there and at 7:55 a.m. and were ordered to drop their first round of bombs on the ships that were.
             docked at Pearl Harbor's Battleship Row, by the Japanese commander, Chuichi Nagumo. When.
             the ships cleared the base, commander Nagumo reported back to Japan saying, .
             "Tora, Tora, Tora (BACHRACH 10)!".
             which was the code word for tiger. Tiger meant that they had successfully completed a surprise.
             attack (BACHRACH 10).
             Many American ships were struck by the bombs including the Nevada, Arizona,.
             Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and three other destroyer ships. The Arizona had it's forward magazine.
             and boiler blown up and one thousand of it's American seamen killed on contact. The Oklahoma .
             was struck by five Japanese torpedoes and only had thirty-two of the one hundred-twenty-five.

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