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It is only fitting that today we write an article about the Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. In essence this was the attack that catapulted America into World War II, and since Aces High is a combat flight simulator based on World War 2 what better day to offer this article to our loyal flight sim gamers?

Pearl Harbor was as close to being a surprise military strike as ever happened in military history. Although there were indications that an attack was about to happen, those indications only became apparent in hindsight. In fact, the attack happened while negotiations between the United States and the Empire of Japan were ongoing.

The U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was attacked in an attempt to prevent America from interfering with military actions against Japan during the early stages of World War II. 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes came in two waves during the attack and severely crippled the American naval base. Four battleships were sunk, three damaged; two destroyers were sunk, three cruisers damaged, one-hundred and eighty-eight aircraft were destroyed and 2,402 personnel were killed. It was, to say the least, a nearly-resounding victory for the Empire of Japan.

However, a third wave of attack never happened and thus the power station, shipyard, maintenance center, fuel and torpedo storage facilities and submarine piers were undamaged, leaving the United States wounded but certainly not dead, a fact that would come back to haunt Japan in the ensuing years of the war. In addition, the attack eliminated all opposition to the United States entering the war and the next day, December 8, 1941, the United States declared war on Japan followed closely by December 11, 1941 when Germany and Italy declared war on America. In four short days the United States had gone from isolationist leanings to being in the war totally in the Pacific and European theaters.

And because of all that HiTech Creations, sixty years later, created Aces High, the number one Flight Simulator World War 2 version, and we have been tinkering with it and perfecting it ever since.

Our love of all things World War 2 by now is legendary among gamers and the gaming industry. We believe it is our love of this war and our dedication to it that makes Aces High the top dog of all combat simulators. Try our free two-week download and find out why Aces High is the leader year after year. Strap on your helmets and fly the Aces High skies with us.

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