The Japanese intended the attack as a preventive action to keep the United States Pacific Fleet from interfering with its planned military actions in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States.
Why did the Japanese stop bombing Pearl Harbor?
The Japanese didnt finish off Pearl Harbor because of a lack of resources and insight. Most of the American battleships were taking on water and were heavily damaged, but access to dry docks at the harbor proved to be incredibly useful in bringing most of the salvageable mighty vessels back into action.
Are bodies still in the USS Arizona?
Arizona are still alive and they have all indicated that they want to be buried in a family cemetery, according to Blount. But Lauren Bruner, a survivor of the attack on the vessel who died in September, chose to have his ashes interred on the wreckage.