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FReeper Canteen ~ Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 ~ 07 DEC 2010
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 12/06/2010 6:14:15 PM PST by laurenmarlowe

 
 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, A Day Which Will Live In Infamy

 September 1940. The U.S. placed an embargo on Japan by prohibiting exports of steel, scrap iron, and aviation fuel to Japan, due to Japan's takeover of northern French Indochina.

April 1941. The Japanese signed a neutrality treaty with the Soviet Union to help prevent an attack from that direction if they were to go to war with Britain or the U.S. while taking a bigger bite out of Southeast Asia.

June 1941 through the end of July 1941. Japan occupied southern Indochina. Two days later, the U.S., Britain, and the Netherlands froze Japanese assets. This prevented Japan from buying oil, which would, in time, cripple its army and make its navy and air force completely useless.

Toward the end of 1941. With the Soviets seemingly on the verge of defeat by the Axis powers, Japan seized the opportunity to try to take the oil resources of Southeast Asia. The U.S. wanted to stop Japanese expansion but the American people were not willing to go to war to stop it. The U.S. demanded that Japan withdraw from China and Indochina, but would have settled for a token withdrawal and a promise not to take more territory.



Prior to December 1941, Japan pursued two simultaneous courses: try to get the oil embargo lifted on terms that would still let them take the territory they wanted, and to prepare for war.

The Japanese military was asked to devise a war plan. They proposed to sweep into Burma, Malaya, the East Indies, and the Philippines, in addition to establishing a defensive perimeter in the central and southwest Pacific.

They expected the U.S. to declare war but not to be willing to fight long or hard enough to win. Their greatest concern was that the U.S. Pacific Fleet, based in Pearl Harbor could foil their plans. As insurance, the Japanese navy undertook to cripple the Pacific Fleet by a surprise air attack.

The U.S. had broken the Japanese diplomatic code and knew an attack was imminent. A warning had been sent from Washington, but it arrived too late.

Early warning radar was new technology. Japanese planes were spotted by radar before the attack, but they were assumed to be a flight of American B-17s due in from the West Coast.

On December 7th 1941, on an otherwise peaceful Sunday morning on a beautiful Hawaiian island, the first wave of Japanese airplanes left 6 aircraft carriers and struck Pearl Harbor a few minutes before 8 AM local time.



In two waves of terror lasting two long hours, they killed or wounded over 3,500 Americans and sank or badly damaged 18 ships - including all 8 battleships of the Pacific Fleet - and over 350 destroyed or damaged aircraft. At least 1,177 lives were lost when the Battleship U.S.S. Arizona exploded and subsequently sank.

However, they did not sink any of our Pacific aircraft carriers and they left most of the fuel that was needed to win the war in the Pacific.

The Japanese attack brought the U.S. into the war on December 8—and brought it in the war determined to fight to the finish.

Learn More About The Attack on Pearl Harbor HERE!!

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FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT~Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. 

Please remember: The Canteen is a place to honor and entertain our troops. The Canteen is family friendly. Let's have fun!

We pray for your continued strength, to be strong in the face of adversity.

We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.

We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.

God Bless You All ~ Today, Tomorrow and Always

 

 



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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Awwwww.....

*sniff*


141 posted on 12/07/2010 2:36:01 PM PST by LUV W (No compromise!)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Oh thats darling Ms B~....no better Christmas present then having your loved one come home!

Thanks for the smile...*hugs*


142 posted on 12/07/2010 5:16:46 PM PST by AZamericonnie (No trees were destroyed in posting this message, but many electrons were terribly inconvenienced!)
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To: AZamericonnie; All
I can't see any of the pictures, so I will just post and maybe they won't be duplicates.....


143 posted on 12/07/2010 5:43:07 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: beachn4fun

Sorry I missed you Beachie....I did a "drive-by posting".:) Hope you are well & full of the Christmas spirit! *hugs*

144 posted on 12/07/2010 5:46:37 PM PST by AZamericonnie (No trees were destroyed in posting this message, but many electrons were terribly inconvenienced!)
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To: All

145 posted on 12/07/2010 5:47:29 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All

146 posted on 12/07/2010 5:49:38 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

:) That’s a new one & a keeper for sure!


147 posted on 12/07/2010 5:52:00 PM PST by AZamericonnie (No trees were destroyed in posting this message, but many electrons were terribly inconvenienced!)
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To: SevenofNine

RIP peace Mrs Edwards & prayers for those who love her.


148 posted on 12/07/2010 5:57:39 PM PST by AZamericonnie (No trees were destroyed in posting this message, but many electrons were terribly inconvenienced!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

You are a dedicated & hard worker Arrow...take & enjoy your hard earned time off!:) *hugs*


149 posted on 12/07/2010 5:59:37 PM PST by AZamericonnie (No trees were destroyed in posting this message, but many electrons were terribly inconvenienced!)
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To: E.G.C.

I know you’ve off to bed now EGC & sorry I missed you....sweet dreams & hope to see you tomorrow. *hugs*


150 posted on 12/07/2010 6:01:59 PM PST by AZamericonnie (No trees were destroyed in posting this message, but many electrons were terribly inconvenienced!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Too many....too young...heroes all.

Rest In Peace our Heroes

Il Silenzio

Let Them In St. Peter

151 posted on 12/07/2010 6:11:21 PM PST by AZamericonnie (No trees were destroyed in posting this message, but many electrons were terribly inconvenienced!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; beachn4fun; LUV W; fatima; Allegra; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; StarCMC; David Isaac; ...
Dear FRiends,

I feel as if I have troubled you much lately with prayer requests. Unfortunately I have yet another one. I just learned that my older sister's 7 year old granddaughter, Adalay, suffered severe burns and is at UCSD Hospital. I do not not much in the way of details just yet. I request strong prayers for this little girl as she goes through the ordeal of recovering from the burns. I thank you all in advance for your prayers.

Kathy In Alaska and fatima, I would greatly appreciate alerting the prayer warriors on FR and for on-the-air prayers. SD

152 posted on 12/07/2010 9:28:33 PM PST by SoldierDad (`)
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To: SoldierDad

Oh no!!
Prayers lifted for her, Soldier Dad!


153 posted on 12/07/2010 9:30:46 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: SoldierDad; Kathy in Alaska

Kathy...I see, I’ll ping...

SoldierDad...PLEASE keep everyone updated...! Would you prefer a separate thread?? I’d be happy to do so...


154 posted on 12/07/2010 9:32:10 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!! .... *waves hi to DS*)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Thank you - apparently she’s been in the burn center since 11/23/10, which, coincidentially, is the day my fourth granddaughter, Aubreigh, was born. I just learned of this on Facebook. Would have been nice to have gotten a phone call shortly after this happened.


155 posted on 12/07/2010 9:34:56 PM PST by SoldierDad (`)
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To: SoldierDad

Prayers Up for you and yours,,,

Hang in there...


156 posted on 12/07/2010 9:52:04 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Thank you


157 posted on 12/07/2010 9:53:46 PM PST by SoldierDad (`)
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To: SoldierDad

Prayers going up for little Adalay..May she receive relief from pain and healing. Burns and recovery are so painful and difficult..May God give comfort and strength to her parents and family.


158 posted on 12/07/2010 9:58:45 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33

Thank you MEG - I simply cannot imagine what that little girl, and my niece, are going through.


159 posted on 12/07/2010 10:01:11 PM PST by SoldierDad (`)
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To: SoldierDad

Quite welcome,my FRiend,,,

GOD bless ya’ll...


160 posted on 12/07/2010 10:01:32 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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