The Battle of Pearl Harbor

Historical Events

  • 1887-01-20 US Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor
  • 1887-11-29 US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii
  • 1909-11-11 Construction of US navy base begins at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • 1941-01-16 US vice admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor
  • 1941-01-27 Peruvian agent Rivera-Schreiber warns of Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor
  • 1941-11-01 Japanese naval staff offiicers Suzuki & Maejima arrive at Pearl Harbor
  • 1941-11-03 Hirohiti's accord on Yamamoto's attack plan on Pearl Harbor fails
  • 1941-11-05 Japanese naval staff officiers Suzuki and Maejima leave Pearl Harbor
  • 1941-11-06 Japanese fleet readies assault on Pearl Harbor
  • 1941-11-26 Japanese naval carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor
  • 1941-12-02 Japanese Marshal Admiral Yamamoto sends his fleet to Pearl Harbor
  • 1941-12-05 US aircraft carrier Lexington and 5 heavy cruisers leave Pearl Harbor
  • 1941-12-07 Imperial Japanese Navy with 353 planes attack US fleet at Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii, killing 2,403 people
  • 1941-12-08 President Roosevelt delivers "Day of Infamy" speech to US Congress a day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
  • 1941-12-24 First ships of admiral Nagumo's Pearl Harbor fleet return to Japan
  • 1942-05-27 Dorie Miller awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor
  • 1942-05-30 US aircraft carrier Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor
  • 1942-08-17 Task Force 17 leaves Pearl Harbor under Admiral George Murray on USS Hornet
  • 1944-12-22 Sub Swordfish departs Pearl Harbor for Japan

Famous Deaths

  • 1941-12-07 Mervyn S. Bennion, United States Navy Captain, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1887)
  • 1941-12-07 Herbert C. Jones, United States Navy, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1918)
  • 1941-12-07 Thomas J. Reeves, United States Navy, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1895)
  • 1941-12-07 Franklin Van Valkenburgh, United States Navy, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1888)