Aftermath of the Attack?
the attack inflicted large-scale destruction, the damage was not
significant in terms of American fuel storage, maintenance, and
intelligence capabilities. Had Japan destroyed the American carriers,
the Pacific Fleet's ability to conduct offensive operations would have
been crippled for a year or so (given no diversions from the Atlantic
What do you know about the Aftermath of the attack? Take this World War II Quick Quiz.
True or False?
1. The elimination of the battleships left the U.S. Navy with no
choice but rely on its aircraft carriers and submarines
2. Japanese strategic thinking was a belief the ultimate Pacific
battle would be fought by battleships
3. Targets on Genda's list, such as the submarine base and the old
headquarters building, proved more important than any battleship.
4. Admiral Hara Tadaichi summed up the Japanese result by saying,
"We won a great tactical victory at Pearl Harbor and thereby won
5. Captain Mark Reynolds, Material Officer for Commander, Battle
Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, was immediately retained to lead salvage
6. Within six months, five battleships and two cruisers were patched
or refloated so they could be sent to shipyards in Pearl and on the
mainland for extensive repair.
7. Oklahoma, while successfully raised, was never repaired.
8. Arizona and the target ship Utah were too heavily
damaged for salvage.