On December 7, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched a surprise military attack by air on a U.S. naval base in Honolulu, Hawaii. The damage was terrible and the U.S. declared war on Japan the next day, launching the country into World War II.
Questions and Answers
Question: What happened to the ships that sunk?
Answer: Three of them were raised and used again. The Arizona was hit by a 1,760 pound bomb that lifted the ship out of the air and caused a massive explosion. 1,177 men were killed instantly and the ship was completely destroyed.
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