During the attack on Pearl Harbor, only 5 American pilots managed to get into the air against 353 Japanese planes, the first two were George Welch and Kenneth Taylor. They shot down 6 enemies. They were DENIED the Medal of Honor because … they didn’t have permission to take off from their CO.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government was worried Japan would invade Hawaii and seize all the U.S. currency there. As a precaution, the U.S. burned $200 million in cash circulating on the islands, and replaced them with freshly printed bills with “Hawaii” stamped on them.
Mitsuo Fuchida, the captain that lead the attack on Pearl Harbor, later became a Christian and settled in the US permanently.
The man who led the attack on Pearl Harbor became a Christian evangelist after the war and settled in the US.
More than $200 million in US currency was burned at both a crematorium and the Aiea Sugar Mill in Hawaii, due to being redeemed for HAWAII Overprint Notes – a series of banknotes issued during World War II as an emergency issue after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The intent of the overprints was to easily distinguish US currency captured by Japanese forces in the event of an invasion of Hawaii and render the bills useless.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Canada declared war on Japan before the United States did.
The USS Arizona, which was sunk at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese 73 years ago today, still leaks 2-9 quarts of oil each day.
37 years before Pearl Harbor, Japan launched a surprise attack on Russia, destroying much of the Russian fleet at Port Arthur. US officials applauded the attack for its ingenuity.
Three bodies were found in a storage room on the USS West Virginia when she was re-floated after Pearl Harbor. A calendar kept by the men indicated that they had survived for over two weeks after the attack.
The planes the Japanese used in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 were manufactured by Mitsubishi.