Pearl Harbor Timeline

Timeline created by ashleyvalladares1
In History
  • Sep 19, 1931 – Feb 27, 1932

    Sep 19, 1931 – Feb 27, 1932
    The Japanese invasion of Manchuria began on 18 September 1931, when the Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan invaded Manchuria immediately following the Mukden Incident. Also, Japan had a highly developed industry, but the land was scarce of natural resources. Turning to Manchuria for oil, rubber and lumber in order to make up for the lack of resources in Japan.
  • American Imposes

    American Imposes
    U.S. froze Japanese assets on July 26, 1941, established an embargo on oil and gasoline exports to Japan. America knowing it was a need for their war machines in WW2.
  • U.S Intercepted a message.

    U.S Intercepted a message.
    On December 6, 1941, the U.S. intercepted a Japanese message that inquired about ship movements and berthing positioned near a naval base. America knew they would attack but didn't know exactly where. The cryptologist gave the message to her superior who said he would get back to her on Monday, December 8.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    A radar operator on Oahu saw a large group of airplanes on his screen heading toward the island. He called his superior who told him it was probably a group of U.S. B-17 bombers and not to worry about it.
    The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor began
  • Japan mocking Americans for their surprise attack @7:49 am

    Japan mocking Americans for their surprise attack @7:49 am
    Captain Mitsuo Fuchida sent the code message, “Tora, Tora, Tora,” to the Japanese fleet after flying over Oahu to indicate the Americans had been caught by surprise.
  • At 7:55 am at Pearl Harbor

    At 7:55 am at Pearl Harbor
    The first wave of Japanese planes bomb the anchorage, striking the Helena and Utah battleships.Minutes later striking force consisted of 353 aircraft launched from four heavy carriers. These included 40 torpedo planes, 103 level bombers, 131 dive-bombers, and 79 fighters.
  • Battleships went down during the attack

    Battleships went down during the attack
    USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma. Two of the fleet were lost forever, with the two battleships USS Arizona (BB-39) and USS Oklahoma (BB-37) being sunk in the initial attack.1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • Attack on American Soldiers Ends @ 8:35am

    Attack on American Soldiers Ends @ 8:35am
    The first wave of the attack ends. Killing 2,403 U.S. personnel, including 68 civilians, and destroyed or damaged 19 U.S. Navy ships, including 8 battleships.
  • At 8:50 am

    At 8:50 am
    United States secretary of State, Cordell Hull, receives a note from the Japanese government, calling for peace treaties, and alliances.
    After minutes of killing our soldiers, they wanted peace.
  • 10:00 am,Thankful for a storm

    10:00 am,Thankful for a storm
    The three aircraft carriers of the U.S. Pacific Fleet were out to sea on maneuvers. The Japanese were unable to locate them and were forced to return home with the U.S. carrier fleet intact.The Japanese bombers missed oil tanks, ammunition sites and repair facilities.
  • Remember Our people

    Remember Our people
    The attack killed 2,403 U.S. personnel, including 68 civilians, and destroyed or damaged 19 U.S. Navy ships, including 8 battleships. Americans were full of sadness and hatred for what the Japanese did to our people, forcing us out of neutrality.
  • December 8, 1941

    December 8, 1941
    U.S. Congress Joint Resolution signed by President Roosevelt on December 8, 1941 at 4:10 p.m. which declared war on Japan. . Giving out his most famous speech, The Infamy Speech. Saying,Roosevelt changed "a date which will live in world history" to "a date which will live in infamy," providing the speech its most famous phrase and giving birth to the term, "day of infamy
  • War, Bring it On!

    War, Bring it On!
    Four days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States declaration of war against the Japanese Empire, Nazi Germany declared war against the United States.
  • Drafting

    Drafting
    After the United States entered World War II, amendments to the Selective Training and Service Act on December 20, 1941. Made all men between the ages of 20 and 44 liable for military service, and required all men between the ages of 18 and 64 to register.
  • Put to Work

    Put to Work
    Out of the more than 16 million Americans who served, 2 million served in Europe. 70% served in the Army (including Army air forces), 26% in the Navy, and 4% in the Marines). Also, putting women to work as our secret weapon, in factories building our weapons.