But few are aware of the second Raid that the Japanese launched on Pearl Harbor.
View of Pearl Harbor looking southwesterly from the hills to the northward.
While many think the attack began at 7: An officer on the destroyer sent a verbal dispatch at 6: It was reported received at 7: Since no prior report of either contact had been made to the Commandant or CINCPAC, the report was treated like the many reports of submarine contacts from the preceding 12 months none of which were ever confirmed.
To confirm the report, however, action was taken to close the net gate and attempt to verify the sightings. Almost immediately another telephone report came in about USS Ward towing a sampan flat-bottomed wooden vessel into Honolulu.
Then just minutes later, at 7: For most people at Pearl Harbor, the day started as any other Sunday.
They woke up, hit the head to brush their teeth, shave, etc. Others were in wardrooms or mess decks eating breakfast. Some were still asleep. Then I heard an explosion. I looked through my spyglass and saw the red dots on the wings.
An estimated 18 planes engaged in the attack on Hickam Field while approximately 9 dive bombers from out of the northeast bombed and strafed the Naval Air Station, concentrating particularly on Hangar No.
Photograph taken from a Japanese plane during the torpedo attack on ships moored on both sides of Ford Island. All hands man your battle stations. Nevada managed to get underway despite a torpedo hit on her port bow.
From nearly the start of the attack until about 8: Scanland, her commanding officer. Seizing the chance to get to sea, Nevada attempted to sail down the channel.
However, before she could escape the harbor, a second round of aircraft appeared. Nevada being an easy target, the Japanese aviators tried to finish her off and sink her in the middle of the channel—and thereby stop other ships from entering or leaving, too.
But Nevada beached herself instead at Hospital Point. USS Nevada tries to get underway during the Dec. Several other ships also managed to clear the area. Probably the worst hit of all was the Arizona. Early on, a bomb from a dive bomber penetrated into her inch powder magazine and exploded, resulting in a ravaging fire.
Shortly after the stretcher cases had been removed to the Solace motor launch, the First Lieutenant ordered abandon ship. All of our guns had ceased firing; the main, forecastle, and boat decks were burning; smoke obstructed a view of the foremast and the forward part of the ship.
We went to the air raid shelter at the northeastern corner of the island. All injured men were sent to the air station hospital as fast as possible.
The rest remained in the air raid shelter until the raid was clear. Aircraft losses were destroyed and damaged, the majority hit before they had a chance to take off.
American dead numbered 2, There were 1, military and civilian wounded. Despite these heavy losses, the raid was almost a tactical failure for the Japanese. Also, all but three of the ships sunk or damaged — Arizona, Oklahoma and Utah — were later repaired and went on to fight against the Japanese and Germany.
Arguably the greatest outcome of this tragedy was the unity it inspired in the nation.Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December -- Post-attack Ship Salvage During the weeks following the Japanese raid, a great deal of repair work was done by the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, assisted by tenders and ships' crewmen.
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