In two hours on Sunday morning, December 7, 350 Japanese aircraft sank or badly damaged 21 ships moored at Pearl Harbor, including eight battleships. But first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the services below.

A fan within the USS Arizona, encrusted with marine growth. Before you submit an error, please consult our Troubleshooting Guide.

But first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the services below. Historians will never know for sure what prior knowledge Roosevelt had of the Pearl Harbor attack. But they do know that America's emotional response was exactly what the President needed in his battle with the isolationists. The Pearl Harbor advance-knowledge conspiracy theory is the argument that U.S. Government officials had advance knowledge of Japan's December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.Ever since the Japanese attack, there has been debate as to how and why the United States had been caught off guard, and how much and when American officials knew of Japanese plans for an attack. Corporate funding is provided by General Motors, Anheuser-Busch, and Bank of America. A desk stationed in the admiral’s quarters. It’s a symbol for all those who paid the ultimate price for their country. We can remove the first show in the list to add this one. One of Woods Hole's ROVs (Remote Operated Vehicle) within the Arizona, at a distance. By creating an account, you acknowledge that PBS may share your information with our member stations and our respective service providers, and that you have read and understand the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. A still-hanging lamp within the USS Arizona. While the USS Arizona has changed drastically over the years, Don relives key moments of his life as he explores inside the sunken wreckage, a sight he never thought he would see again. Survivor Donald Stratton was one of the few men stationed on the Arizona to survive the attack. A bedframe preserved within the USS Arizona.

Your report has been successfully submitted. Perhaps the biggest mistake was to attack in the first place. More About Pearl Harbor - Into the Arizona. Experts prepare the ROV. America was forever changed by the events of Pearl Harbor, a day that has lived in infamy throughout time. In 1941 President Roosevelt stationed fifty B17 bombers in the Philippines, standing between the Japanese and Dutch East Indian oil fields they needed so desperately to circumvent the American oil embargo. A fireplace within the USS Arizona, found in the Admiral's Cabin. A woman whose uncle died aboard the ship on December 7, 1941 gets a chance to see the final resting place of her beloved family member -- a moment of recognition that her family won’t soon forget. But the expedition isn’t just for survivors of the attack, it’s for the families who lost loved ones as well. Ambition knows no bounds, nor does corruption in a political thriller. But first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the services below. Copyright © 2020 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), all rights reserved. Almost half of the total casualties from Pearl Harbor occurred on the Arizona alone. Major funding is provided by Lilly Endowment, Inc.;PBS; National Endowment for the Humanities; CPB; The Arthur Vining Davis …. Explore the USS Arizona for the first time since the Pearl Harbor attack. But first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the services below. WW II Pearl Harbor, Doolittle Raid & Midway, Battle of the Bulge, American military buildup and the secret war. A sink within the USS Arizona; porcelain does not collect marine growth. Thank you for helping us improve PBS Video. Seventy-five years ago, as the sun was rising over the small pacific island of Oahu, Japan unleashed an unprecedented attack on the Unites States. The discoveries made during the expedition are moments that make Don’s journey complete. Roosevelt immediately declared war on Japan (and only Japan), and then got an unexpected dividend. Yamamoto himself said it best: "I fear we will awaken a sleeping giant." The Japanese also failed to destroy Hawaiian shoreside facilities—including oil storage depots—that would prove vital to the American war effort. Pearl Harbor survivor Don Stratton visits the Arizona Memorial. NOVA: Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor DVD,NOVA looks into new clues to one of the most tragic events of World War II, the sinking of the USS Arizona. Ambition knows no bounds, nor does corruption in a political thriller. But, to the survivors of the attack, the USS Arizona represents something much deeper. America was forever changed by the events of Pearl Harbor, a day that has lived in infamy throughout time. One of the few to survive the attack, Donald Stratton has waited his … The American aircraft carriers weren't damaged because they were off delivering planes to Midway and Wake Islands, presumed the more likely targets of a Japanese attack.

A well-preserved suit hanging in a closet of a sailor’s room, and even glimpses of the ship’s teak deck, which Don walked on during the attack. On December 11, Hitler blundered badly by declaring war on the United States, although his agreement with the Japanese didn't require him to do so. Clip: Season 1 | 2m 47s Hear the breaking news report from Pearl Harbor, 75 years later. (All but the. When the seasoned battleship was destroyed by a surprise Japanese attack in Pearl Harbor, over a thousand men aboard the ship lost their lives. There isn’t a day that goes by where Don doesn’t think about what happened on December 7, 1941. The attack on Pearl Harbor was the single incident that pulled America into World War II, and it changed the course of history. Major funding is provided by Lilly Endowment, Inc.;PBS; National Endowment for the Humanities; CPB; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; The Pew Charitable Trusts; The Longaberger Foundation; and Park Foundation, Inc. We can remove the first video in the list to add this one. But Japanese mistakes would contribute to their eventual defeat. Along the way, the expedition team documents the condition of the ship, and wonders just how long the wreckage can sustain itself while submerged underwater. Closed Captioning. Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS: You've just tried to add this video to My List. Share this video on FacebookFacebookShare this video on TwitterTwitter. No one believed it would be Pearl Harbor. Major funding is provided by Lilly Endowment, Inc.;PBS; National Endowment for the Humanities; CPB; The Arthur Vining Davis …More. Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona survivor, Don Stratton. By creating an account, you acknowledge that PBS may share your information with our member stations and our respective service providers, and that you have read and understand the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.