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Air Raid Siren from Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor Siren

Original Owner/Creation Event

Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

Type

Hand Crank Siren

Effect(s)

Cranking handle and releasing sound of the siren creates phantom Japanese Dive bombers.

Downside(s)

Bombs from Dive Bombers become real and can create mass destruction.

Activation

Turning crank

Collected By

Nick Renson and Claudia Donovan

Section

Sun Tzu-28D

Aisle

28D-03B

Shelf

5031-629-51

Date of Collection

Oct.15.2012

OriginEdit

The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack was meant to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet out of Japanese military fighting in Southeast Asia against territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States.

The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes in two waves. All eight  battleships stationed there were damaged, with four sunk, but base installations without ships or aircraft around them were spared from the bombings. 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 were wounded, while the Japanese lost 29 aircraft, five submarines and 65 servicemen.

The attack completly threw America off guard and the people demanded to enter World War II in both the Pacific and European fronts. It was almost unanimously voted yes and the day after the bombing, the United States broke neutrality and declared war on Japan. A few days later, the rest of the Axis powers did the same and vice-versa, while Japan started invading southeast Asia.

EffectsEdit

Cranking the handle releases the sound of the siren and creates phantom Japanese Dive bombers. When dropped, the bombs become real and can create massive explosions and destruction.

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