FRAGMENTS | The Attack on Pearl Harbor
On December 7, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The attack was carried out by the planes of the Imperial Japanese Navy that took off from aircraft carriers. During the surprise attack, the United States lost 12 warships, 188 aircraft and 2,459 soldiers and civilians. This attack was considered the biggest intelligence failure in the history of the United States, until the attack on the Twin Towers.