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    Never forget, 7 December 1941.

    Last edited by Bob Adams; 12-07-2010 at 10:53 AM. Reason: picture dissapeared

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    Pearl Harbor day USS Arizona Memorial.

    Well Done Bob. Were you aboard then the USS Coral Sea then?


    BTW I've just posted my first impression of the ole gal when I first reported aboard back in Dec 1949.

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...68#post2799068

    Scroll down a bit to # 904.

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    Nah JD, this was taken in 1968, a little before my time. I can't believe no one else has mentioned Pearl Harbor Day.....Sad.
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    " A day that will live in infamy".

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    Lets see if I can post that image Bob:



    Thanks Bob for reminding what happened that day.
    December 7th 1941.

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    I must have passed that memorial hundreds of times...I think they have a bridge now
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    Visited there this past June. Hadn't been to Hawaii since R&R in 1971. Very touching that memorial.

    I was amazed at the number of Japanese visitors there - must have been half the folks were speaking Japanese. Still puzzles me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post
    Visited there this past June. Hadn't been to Hawaii since R&R in 1971. Very touching that memorial.

    I was amazed at the number of Japanese visitors there - must have been half the folks were speaking Japanese. Still puzzles me.
    we were there at the same time...I lived there for two years and left in DEC of '71
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    My neighbor who was my Dutch uncle was there that day on the USS Dobbin.

    The planes hit the Battleships and on there ascending flight flew directly over his ship, They fired back, He said the planes were as low as a telephone pole and the Jap pilots actually waved to him like a friendly greeting..

    He said they felt the heat from the burning battleships, he was detailed to pick up bodies and they were in on finding and guarding a midget sub.

    He got his Pearl Harbor medal a few years ago ..

    RIP Gene.

    We asked if he wanted his ashes there but he wanted them put out to sea here which we did.

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    Unfortunately, we may never again hear the fire and discipline in a Presidential speech again ... and again, unfortunately, most folks don't really care about PH or REAL speeches anymore ...

    The last speech I recall hearing with fire ... well, it had to be Reagan!
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    Kind of a neat day ... did nothing but watch historical PH stuff on TV today ... and a bit of the European front, too!

    Nothing else matters but how I raise my children ... and their opinion of me, as a father.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Adams View Post
    Never forget, 7 December 1941.

    say what you want...I miss the fossil fule steam ships
    The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.
    Personal failures are too important to be trusted to others.

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    I tell ya Phillip, I may be a tad prejudiced, but I think Coral Maru had damn nice lines for a carrier.

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    imho the most terrible best thing that happened for the war. what a day that must have been. grandpa started what would be a long and greatly successful career going on a fixit ship.

    once at about 8 years old i glued together a model of a cool looking plane. was buzzing it around in my hands when he said: "that's a Japanese Zero, isn't it?". hadn't heard that tone of voice out of him before or since.

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    Thinks any President will EVER use the term: JAPS in a speech again?
    Nothing else matters but how I raise my children ... and their opinion of me, as a father.

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    The were more horriffic acts during the war, many of them. What made this so dispicable was we were not at war at the time of the attack.

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    Bob, Here's how the "Coral Maru" looked in the 50's. Check out those 5"38, there were 14 of em. I forget how many 3"50's

    I'm on that flight deck some where.

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    Life plays some odd tricks on us sometimes. It is the morning of December 7, 1998. I am walking from the train station to my office on an air force base. At precisely 0800, the national anthem is played over the public address system. All traffic stops, all pedestrians stop, face the flag, and stand at attention. I stop, I face the flag, and I stand at attention. On this day, at this place, I am terribly conflicted.

    I remember December 7, 1941. I remember all of the horrible events of the next four years. I also realize many of my workmates are members of the Japanese Air Self Defense Force and are some of the finest people I have ever known. This place is Gifu Air Base, Kakamigahara, Japan, outside of Nagoya. Gifu is the base where the Zero was flight tested by Mitsubishi. The flag is the Rising Sun. No one mentions Pearl Harbor, ever.

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    Time to bump this thread up again.

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    When we were there, the Japanese were very respectful, as if at a burial site, however a group of Spanish twenty-somethings were made to leave by the Park Ranger. They were laughing and giggling. He got them back on the boat. Returning to the dock, they got nothing but stares and glares from the rest of us.
    That was one week after the 50th anniversary.

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    Thanks for the bump Jack! good to hear from you. That picture is one of my favorites of the Ageless Warrior. You can almost feel the respect emanating form her manned rails as she passes Arizona.
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    I was wondering if the maiden voyage of the Zumwalt was intentionally scheduled for this date for some reason? It was a closely held secret that apparently everyone but me knew about.
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    Once again time to bump this thread.

    Hope you are well Bob and good luck and health in your retirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Allen View Post
    I must have passed that memorial hundreds of times...I think they have a bridge now
    Only 7 years to reply...

    Yes, there is a bridge to Ford Island now. But unless you have a pass to get on a military installation, or are with a tour group, you won't get on. The tour to the USS Arizona still leaves from the same spot on the 'mainland'. You can't get to the Arizona from Ford Island, but you can get to the USS Missouri and the Pacific Air Museum on the island.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Dillon View Post
    Once again time to bump this thread.

    Hope you are well Bob and good luck and health in your retirement.

    JD

    Hello Jack! So good to hear from you. This always was my favorite picture of the old girl.
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