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    Never forget, 7 December 1941.

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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!

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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?
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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.

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    Hello Jack! So good to hear from you. This always was my favorite picture of the old girl.
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    Bump up time. This time with a link to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven CT.

    https://informedinfrastructure.com/3...s-more-people/

    A paragraph from the copy of the bridge

    “This bridge honors the lives lost and the survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack,” notes Mariscal. “One of the things we did to make the bridge aesthetics have relevance is that the piers and the towers had an oval shape. When you see them, they mimic smokestacks of ships as they’re sitting in a harbor. And when you drive, there’s lettering that commemorates the date of the Pearl Harbor attack.”

    New Haven CT also has a newly opened a Memorial Park in memory of that fate full day:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-FU_69JVFc

    Has any other community in the US done anything the remember that day ?

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    77 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Adams View Post
    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.
    Mitzubishi (sic) Day has been posted.

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    Doris Miller, who fired a machine gun at attacking fighters. Cook Third Class Doris Miller was stationed on the USS West Virginia battleship when the Japanese attacked.
    Awake at 6 a.m., Miller was collecting laundry when the attack was launched. He went to his battle station, which was an anti-aircraft battery magazine in the middle of the ship, only to find it had been taken out by a torpedo.

    Miller then went to the deck, where he was assigned to carry away wounded sailors before he was ordered to the bridge to help the mortally wounded Mervyn Sharp Bennion (who later received the Medal of Honor).

    After helping deliver ammunition to two .50 caliber Browning anti-aircraft machine gun crews, and without any weapons training, he manned one of the guns himself and fired until the ammunition was spent.

    "It wasn't hard," Miller later said.

    "I just pulled the trigger and she worked fine. I had watched the others with these guns. I guess I fired her for about fifteen minutes. I think I got one of those Jap planes. They were diving pretty close to us."

    He received the Navy Cross for his actions, the first ever given to an African American.

    Miller was killed in 1943 while serving on the escort carrier USS Liscome Bay, which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo.
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    Annie G. Fox, who worked ceaselessly to care for the wounded. First Lieutenant Annie G. Fox was the head nurse at the hospital at Hickham field, which was Hawaii's main army airfield and bomber base, when the attack on Pearl Harbor was launched.

    Fox "administered anesthesia to patients during the heaviest part of the bombardment, assisted in dressing the wounded, taught civilian volunteer nurses to make dressings, and worked ceaselessly with coolness and efficiency, and her fine example of calmness, courage and leadership was of great benefit to the morale of all with whom she came in contact," according to her Purple Heart medal citation.

    Fox was the first US service woman to receive the Purple Heart, which she received for her actions during the attack.

    At the time, the US military awarded Purple Hearts for "singularly meritorious act of extraordinary fidelity or essential service." When the requirement of being wounded was added, her Purple Heart was replaced with the Bronze Star, since she had not been wounded.

    Fox was promoted to the rank of major before retiring from the service in 1945.
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    Cassin Young
    Cmdr. Cassin Young commanded the USS Vestal repair ship during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
    Young was in his cabin in the Vestal when the attack was launched. He ran to the deck, where he organized sailors to fire the ships' three-inch guns at the Japanese planes overheard.
    But Young was blown overboard, along with 100 other sailors, when the forward magazine of the famed USS Arizona battleship, which was next to the Vestal, was hit and exploded.
    The Vestal's second in command ordered the remaining sailors to abandon ship, but Young swam through the oil slick water and climbed back aboard.
    "Where the hell do you men think you are going?" Young yelled at the sailors abandoning ship, shouting at them to go to their stations and get the ship underway.
    The Vestil eventually made it out into open waters. Damaged and on fire, it ran aground.
    Young later received the Medal of Honor for his actions, and was promoted to captain of the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco. He was killed aboard the San Francisco during the Guadalcanal Campaign.
    Source: US Navy, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
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    My dad was a gunners mate on the Colorado, and they were ordered to PH for repairs, then orders reversed, then again, then, finally, sent out to sea while another took their place - one of the many ships destroyed. Fate is fickle.
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Bob, I certainly agree with you 100%.

    However, while we remember those who sacrificed themselves for us, could we also remember the stupidity of the politicians that got us to that point? I am tired of seeing our elected officials use the bravery of others to deflect attention away from their own actions.

    And also, could we stop using them as recruitment tools so that another generation of young people make the same sacrifice while we seem to think this is the only way to solve our problems?

    I do agree with you. I'm just tired of having to agree with this so often.

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    Edwin Hill
    Chief Boatswain Edwin Joseph Hill was stationed on the USS Nevada battleship when the attack on Pearl Harbor began.

    As Japanese planes fired down on the ship from above, Hill jumped into the harbor's waters and climbed ashore to release the Nevada from its mooring. He then jumped back in and swam towards the Nevada, which was moving to open water, and climbed back aboard the battleship.

    But with the Nevada alone in the water, the ship was an obvious target, and would have blocked the harbor if destroyed.
    With Japanese fighters attacking the Nevada, Hill directed other sailors to take cover behind the gun's turrets. Many of the sailors later credited him with saving their lives.

    When Hill tried to drop anchor during the second wave of attack, a Japanese bomb hit the bow and he was killed.

    Hill was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    Mitzubishi (sic) Day has been posted.

    This thread is from 2010.
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