(31 Dec 1941) Japanese Attack Pearl Harbour; US and Japan at War In Pacific
On December 7, 1941, without warning, and while their envoys are at a peace conference in Washington, the Japanese bomb the US base at Diamond Head in Hawaii causing severe loss of lives and property. President Roosevelt pronounces it “a date that will live in infamy” and the US declares war on Japan.
America’s fleet makes contact with the enemy west of Hawaii, sinking a carrier and several submarines. Meanwhile, Japanese warships and planes attack US outposts of Guam and Wake Island, and Japanese troops are on the move in the Far East, in Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaya. All US forces in the Pacific are mobilized, and the entire American nation unites in resolve to fight the aggressor and achieve ultimate victory.
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