Yamamoto Nearly 3,000 Americans died that day! Yamamoto, a Japanese Naval Officer, was the one who planned the attack.
Most of America’s Pacific Fleet had been destroyed!
But America declared war on the Axis Powers and began to rebuild.
America adopted an island hopping strategy. That means that instead of going directly after Japan, we’d hop from island to island on our way to mainland Japan, taking back the territory that Japan had conquered.
Japan Hawaii HOP I kind of like this “hopping” thing. It reminds me of the Easter Bunny, my favorite fuzzy friend.
America’s commander of the Pacific Fleet was Admiral Chester Nimitz. GO CHESTER!!!
The turning point in the Pacific was the Battle of Midway.