I read this on Wikipedia: Following Japanese attacks on Malaya, Hudsons from No. 1 Squadron RAAF became the first aircraft to make an attack in the Pacific War, sinking a Japanese transport ship, the Awazisan Maru, off Kota Bharu, an hour before the attack on Pearl Harbor. An Hour! I feel that I have been had! It seems that although the attack on Pearl Harbour happened on the 7th of December, and the attack on Malaysia on the 8th, becuase of the international date line the attack on Malaysia happened first and that the British were already fighting back and the Americans had already decided to send a bunch of destroyers to assist them.
I HAVE BEEN HAD!