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The Attack on Pearl Harbor

07 DEC 1941: At 7:55 AM the Japanese begin their attack on Pearl Harbor.

USA Losses

  • Over 15 Ships Destroyed or Damaged
  • 300 Aircraft Destroyed or Damaged
  • Over 3,000 Wounded and Killed 

The next day the US would formally declare war on the Imperial Government of Japan. In August 1945 the USA would drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The war in the pacific finally ended on 15 AUG 1945 when Imperial Japan surrenders unconditionally to the USA. 

Losses on Both Sides
USA: Over 400,000 Dead, Wounded and Captured
Imperial Japanese: Over 2 million Soldiers and Sailors Dead

Had Imperial Japan not surrendered the USA would have continued with plans for Operation Downfall. This operation covered the overall invasion of Japan and its islands. Estimated causalities for the USA is over 1 million killed and wounded while the Imperial Japanese were estimated to loose over 10 million soliders and civilians. 

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