Can someone tell me why there were no aircraft carriers at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked by the Japanese?

Would it have affected the outcome of the Pacific War? Would the war in the Pacific have lasted longer? I want to thank you for the response to my question. Several answers are very good!

Asked By: harveymac1336 - 4/6/2011
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~It is entirely possible that no carriers were in port because Adm Husband Kimmel, CinCPac, had the guts to act on his convictions... More
Answered By: Oscar Himpflewitz - 4/6/2011
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It was HUGE that they weren't there. Might have changed everything if they were. Don't know why they weren't - just bad luck for the Japs that day. Could have just as easily been the other way.
Answered By: All hat - 4/6/2011
The Air Craft Carriers had been dispatched to deliver airplanes to bases in the Pacific. If they had been lost, it would have taken several years longer to win the war, as they would not have been available to stop the Japanese advance in the Pacific. We would have had to take a lot more territory.
Answered By: ranger_co_1_75 - 4/6/2011
The American carrier force was at sea on exercises. The loss of the carriers would not have effected the outcome, however it would have meant the war would have been much longer. The USA could out produce Japan massively and by then Japan was over stretched.
Answered By: Terry W - 4/6/2011
Enterprise was returning to Pearl after having delivered VMF-211 (a Marine fighter plane squadron) to Wake Island. Lexington was on her way to Midway on a similar mission. Saratoga was entering San Diego (from Bremerton). Those were the only carriers assigned to the Pacific... More
Answered By: John de Witt - 4/6/2011
Because our government knew ahead of time that the Japanese were going to attack Pearl Harbor. Roosevelt needed a "false flag" operation to convince the US to enter the war, because most Americans preferred neutrality. False flags should always maximize visible damage, but should incur minimal damage in actuality.
Answered By: Kamikaze - 4/6/2011
On 7 December 1941, the three Pacific Fleet aircraft carriers were USS Enterprise (CV-6), USS Lexington (CV-2), and USS Saratoga (CV-3... More
Answered By: Applemanthefourth - 4/7/2011
because Pearl harbor was planned by FDR.
Answered By: Lies your teacher Taught You - 4/9/2011
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