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What gave Admiral Yamamoto the idea that an attack on Pearl Harbor would work?

Britain’s naval attack on the Italian fleet anchored in Taranto Harbor, Italy, on November 12, 1940. In less than an hour, 50 per cent of Italy’s battleships were disabled for six months. This attack alerted American military leaders to the hazards of air attacks on ships.

What gave Admiral Yamamoto the idea that an attack on Pearl Harbor would work?

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Pearl Harbor Oahu is proud to feature a number of exciting historic tours to the site of the United States entrance into World War II. Pearl Harbor tours are designed for your convenience and to fit your schedule. All of our tours take you to Pearl Harbor's Visitor Center and the USS Arizona Memorial for a time of reflection and remembrance.

The tragic attacks of December 7, 1941 shook the island of Oahu, and the United States, forever. The lives lost, and that tragic day are things that we want to remember and honor.

Image of Bob Lee, Pearl Harbor attack witness.
FIRST HAND ACCOUNT OF DECEMBER 7, 1941