THE PACIFIC BOILS OVER Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 Release Date: November 2, 1952 ... (Episode #2) Hawaii is peaceful during most of 1941, but the Japanese are preparing to change all of that in this episode. Japan has been preparing for war for years as they conquered most of China. They plan on attacking the United States next and expand their empire all the south to Australia. Admiral Yamamoto designs a plan to attack Pearl Harbor. There are over 2,400 Americans killed and another 1,200 wounded. Japan only loses 64 sailors and pilots. In the aftermath, the United States Navy undertook the largest salvage operation of all time and rebuilt the navy stationed at Pearl Harbor to eventually help defeat the Japanese empire.