December 7 1941 – The Japanese Launch an Early Morning Raid on the United States Navy at Pearl Harbor

December 7 1941 – The Japanese Launch an Early Morning Raid on the United States Navy at Pearl Harbor5 (100%) 1 vote *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons One of the most stunning and comprehensive victories in military history occurred on December 7, 1941. The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), launching more than 350 aircraft, inflicted heavy casualties and disastrous damage on the United States Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Intending to cripple the US Navy before it could intervene as Japan expanded operations in Asia, the assault brought the American military into the global fight. Tensions between the Japanese and American governments had been simmering for years. In 1931, the Imperial […]