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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

Pearl Harbor Info Please?

I'm writing a short story thing and I need it to be historically accurate. So my questions are:

What time exactly was the bombing?

When did the U.S. begin working and finish the atom bomb?

The two cities in Japan that were bombed was Hiroshima and ____?

How many soldiers and civilians were killed in pearl harbor and Hiroshima and _____ ?

What roles did Washington State play other than Hanford, Boeing, and food exports?

Who was the name of the Man in charge of the Atom Bomb Project? (I know it was someone from WA, but he slips my mind at the moment =.=)

Which other states were involved with the creation of the atom bomb and what role did they play in it?

Exactly when was Japan bombed?

Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor even though we weren't in the war?

I'm pretty sure that's it for now, wow, check out that grammar O.O

4 Answers

  • Allan
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    1)The first bomb dropped on a sea plane loading ramp on Ford Island (in Pearl Harbor)

    at 07:55 local time on the morning of December 7th.

    2)The first action on what would later be called the Manhattan Project was actually taken on

    the 21st of October, 1939. (Fro this date it should be OBVIOUS that "the bomb" was never intended to be used against Japan, but rather Germany)

    The project essentially reached "completion" the morning of July 16, 1945 at 05:29:45 local time (Mountain War Time), when the "Trinity" test device was successfully detonated.

    3)Nagasaki was the second city bombed, it was NOT the target when the aircraft that

    dropped the bomb was launched. the City of Kokura was the original target

    4)Total Death Toll

    a)Pearl Harbor:

    aa)US Serviceman Casualties 2,402 Killed, 1,247 Wounded

    ab)US Civilian Casualties 57Killed, 35Wounded

    ac)Japanese Servicemen 67killed 1 Captured

    b)Hiroshima: 90,000–166,000

    c)Nagasaki: 60,000–80,000

    5)Hydroelectric power.

    6)The Head of the Manhattan Project was LtGen Leslie Groves, who spend time in Washington state and went to college there because his father (an Army Chaplain) was stationed there, but you cannot accurately describe him as being "from" washington state in any meaningful way.

    He was Born in NY.

    7) What other states? Rad up on the Tennessee Valley Authority then consider the AEC plant at Oak Ridge was built to take advantage of the Hydroelectric power available.

    and add NM and CA to the list.

    8) "Little boy" was released over Hiroshima at 0815am (local time) August 6th 1945

    "Fat Man was released over Nagasaki at 1101AM on August 9th

    Each device took an additional 43seconds to fall to it's planned

    detonation height of approximatly 1500feet.

    9) Basically Japan wanted to attack and seize Singapore and the Dutch East

    Indies from Britain and The Netherlands, FOR THE OIL but were afraid the

    United states would interfere. Their attack against the US pacific fleet was

    a "Spoiling attack"

    Perversely they never actually got more than a small fraction of that oil "home"

  • 9 years ago

    7:55 am Hawaii time, and obviously December 7, 1941...

    I dont know for sure but they dropped them on August 6, 1945 at Hiroshima and the second atomic bomb was dropped on August 9, 1945 at Nagasaki.

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    I believe 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 wounded at Pearl Harbor, and I had to google this one... 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki.

    Not sure...

    Robert Oppenheimer? (not sure how to spell it)

    Well it was called the Manhattan Project so I'm assuming Manhattan..? Not sure though...

    August 6th and 9th, 1945. And the official surrender was on September 2, 1945.

    Read about it here:

    Source(s): Not bad for a Canadian? :)
  • Nelson
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    7-9 AM, Dec. 7, 1941

    Work begun on bomb 1942. Ended July, '45


    don't know other contributions by Washington State.

    J. Robert Oppenheimer.

    Oak Ridge, Tn, Almagordo, NM TN refinite the theory of relativity and did testing involving critical mass. NM provided safe site for test explosion.

    Bombed Aug 6 and 9th, 1945.

    She had no other choice after our secret oil embargo on Japan, which was the true start of the war, in my opinion.

  • 9 years ago

    The Hull note or officially Outline of Proposed Basis for Agreement Between the United States and Japan was the final proposal delivered to the Empire of Japan by the United States before the attack on Pearl Harbor and the declaration of war between the two nations. The note was delivered on November 26, 1941; it is named for Secretary of State Cordell Hull.

    The United States objected to the Second Sino-Japanese War and the occupation of part of China by Japanese troops. In protest, the United States sent support to the Nationalist government of Chiang Kai-shek. In July 1941, Japanese military units occupied southern French Indochina, violating a gentlemens' agreement. Japanese bombers quickly moved into bases in Saigon and Cambodia, from where they could attack British Malaya. As a result, immediately after the Japanese military occupation, the US government imposed trade sanctions on Japan, including the freezing of Japanese assets in the United States, and an embargo of oil exports to Japan.

    On 5 November 1941, Emperor Hirohito approved, in Imperial Conference, the plan for the attack on Pearl Harbor. At the same time, his government made a last effort to arrive at a diplomatic solution of their differences with the United States. Ambassador Kichisabur? Nomura presented two proposals to the American government.

    The first, proposal A, he presented on November 6, 1941. It proposed making a final settlement of the Sino-Japanese War with a partial withdrawal of Japanese troops. United States military intelligence had deciphered some of Japan's diplomatic codes, so they knew that there was a second, follow-up proposal in case proposal A failed. The United States government stalled and then rejected proposal A on November 14, 1941.

    On November 20, 1941, Nomura presented proposal B, which proposed that Japan stop further military action in return for one million gallons (3,800 m3) of aviation fuel from the United States. The United States was about to make a counteroffer to this plan which included a monthly supply of fuel for civilian use. However, President Franklin D. Roosevelt received a leak of Japan's war plan and news that Japanese troopships were on their way to Indochina. He decided the Japanese were not being sincere in their negotiations and instructed Secretary Hull to drop the counter-proposal.

    On November 25 Henry L. Stimson, United States Secretary of War noted in his diary that he had discussed with US President Franklin D. Roosevelt the severe likelihood that Japan was about to launch a surprise attack, and that the question had been "how we should maneuver them [the Japanese] into the position of firing the first shot without allowing too much danger to ourselves.'"

    On the following day, November 26, 1941, Hull presented the Japanese ambassador with the Hull note, which as one of its conditions demanded the complete withdrawal of all Japanese troops from French Indochina and China. It did not refer to Manchukuo, in which hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians were already living. Japanese Prime Minister Tojo Hideki said to his cabinet, "this is an ultimatum."

    The strike force which attacked Pearl Harbor had set sail the day before, on the morning of November 26, 1941, Japan time. It could have been recalled along the way, but no further diplomatic progress was made and on 1 December, Emperor Hirohito approved, in Imperial Conference, the war against United States, Britain, and the Netherlands, which began by the attack on Pearl Harbor, Malaya, and the Philippines.

    Jonathan Daniels, President Roosevelt's administrative assistant at the time, noted Roosevelt's subsequent reaction to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor - "The blow was heavier than he had hoped it would necessarily be. ... But the risks paid off; even the loss was worth the price. ..."

    United States Army commander who served primarily in Asia during World War II, Albert C. Wedemeyer said, “Finally, the U.S knows which countries should have been fought as their enemy during the war. After the WW2 finished, the Korea War and Vietnam War happened. As Japan thought the Manchuria in China and area of Korea were very important to defend from communist countries. That’s why Japan had controlled them before they defeated.Japan tried to have conference with the U.S president before Japan attacked the Hawaii. However, the U.S president ignored Japanese requested. If the U.S had understood the Japanese strategy at that time, the two of communists’ countries, Russia and China, would not have been become such countries which a hypothetical enemy U.S thinks. Moreover, many American would not have died by the wars.”

    Source(s): Everything that the Japanese were planning to do was known to the United States..." ARMY BOARD, 1944 Alfred Smoular, who received many awards from the French President De Gaulle, as a resistance fighter, was one of them. He survived tortures at the concentration camps in Auschwitz and Bofenvalt. This great French hero states the followings in his memoir Auschwitz 186416 dies in Japan (Tokyo:Fuso-sha, 1995): World War II including the movement of resistance was the fight against Fascism. I can not keep myself silent for such absurd statements which to say we should regard Japan as same as Hitler's Germany. Those absurd statements are nothing but someone's ideological propaganda. Mirror for Americans: JAPAN(Helen Mears)
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