The United States is cutting off all oil supplies to Japan. This hurt Japan because Japan heavily relied on the oil supply, which is when they will think of a way to hurt the United States Navy in the best way possible.
The Morning of December 7
After the United States cut off the oil supplies to Japan, Japan started to plan the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. They wanted to destroy all the United States equipment they could and kill as many men as they could.
The Start of the Attack
In order for the Japanese to successfully attack, they had spies come to Pearl Harbor and take pictures of all of the ships. They also had people call the local towns and ask what the weather was like and see how close the base is to local stores.
A Day That Will Live in Infamy
They decided to attack the morning of December 7. Many of the pilots knew that they would not return home after the attack.
It was early in the morning, nobody wouldn't see the attack coming. The Japanese flew planes over the ships and started bombing as many ships as they could. some soldiers flew their planes into the ships. in a struggle to get to their weapons, many U.S. soldiers died. It took nearly an hour to finally get U.S. planes in the air to shoot down the Japanese planes.
350 Japanese aircraft sunk or badly damaged eighteen US naval vessels, including eight battleships, destroyed or damaged 300 US aircraft, and killed 2,403 men. President Frankin Roosevelt declared the attack on Pearl Harbor as "A Day That Will Live In Infamy".