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  • Watch: Joint Base Pearl Harbor HI - VP Pence at Return of POWs

    08/01/2018 4:55:59 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 23 replies
    So powerful to watch POWs returning home. History...
  • New Memo Reveals Japanese Leaders' Thoughts on Eve of Pearl Harbor

    07/31/2018 11:28:01 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 78 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 30, 2018 | Mari Yamaguchi
    A used bookshop owner in Japan found the memo tucked away in a journal. The document gives the first glimpse into conversation between Emperor Hirohito and Prime Minister Hideki Tojo on the eve of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Tokyo –– A newly released memo by a wartime Japanese official provides what a historian says is the first look at the thinking of Emperor Hirohito and Prime Minister Hideki Tojo on the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that thrust the United States into World War II. While far from conclusive, the five-page document lends credence...
  • ill Wine-Banks: Trump’s Performance ‘Will Live in Infamy as Much as the Pearl Harbor Attack

    07/17/2018 5:52:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    brietbart ^ | 07/16/2018 | Ian Hanchett
    On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s All In, MSNBC Contributor and former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks stated President Trump’s performance in Helsinki “will live in infamy as much as the Pearl Harbor attack or Kristallnacht.” Wine-Banks stated that the perpetrators in Watergate were Americans and that in 2016, “we were burglarized, this time, by foreign agents. And it’s just as serious to me as the Cuban Missile Crisis, in terms of an attack, or the 9/11 attack. The president is taking the side of the people who attacked us instead of trying to prevent a future attack. He has done nothing...
  • President Trump to visit Hawaii after historic summit with NKorea

    06/12/2018 12:32:16 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 44 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | HNN Staff
    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, right, wears a lei as they greets guests at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Image: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Donald Trump will stop in Hawaii after returning from his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House announced Monday. Trump is scheduled to depart from Singapore on Tuesday night, and will visit a military base on Guam before arriving on Oahu. The president is expected to arrive in the islands on Tuesday afternoon and is not expected to leave Joint Base...
  • USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    05/27/2018 7:35:51 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 79 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 26 May 2018 | The Associated Press
    HONOLULU — Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said. Boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial, Hawaii News Now reported . Tourists were allowed to disembark at the memorial after crews completed interim repairs. But the cracks reappeared hours later, indicating a more serious issue.
  • What If We Had Carpet Bombed Japanese Cities After Pearl Harbor?

    04/20/2018 9:55:26 AM PDT · by ExpatCanuck · 138 replies
    Just wondering if that would have put a halt to the Japanese aggression and given them a sense of what they were up against and what we were willing to do. Could it have saved thousands of American lives in the South Pacific? As an alternative history buff I’m curious about the opinions here.
  • Arkansas sailor killed aboard USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor attack identified

    04/10/2018 1:53:56 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | Posted 3:35 pm, April 10, 2018 | by Associated Press
    <p>WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – An Arkansas sailor who died during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor will be honored after his remains are brought home this summer.</p> <p>Glenn Tipton was killed aboard the USS Oklahoma, a battleship that capsized in the attack by Japanese aircraft.</p>
  • Pearl Harbor survivor and American hero Jim Downing passes

    02/14/2018 8:03:25 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 21 replies
    KKTV Colorado Springs | Feb 13, 2018 | KKTV
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The second oldest known Pearl Harbor survivor and original member of The Navigators passed away on Tuesday. Lt. James Downing passed away at the age of 104. His heart function declined following surgery in recent weeks, and he was unable to rally. Lt. Downing was a gunner's mate 1st class and postmaster on the USS West Virginia. "December 7th, my job was to do what I could after the attack," Lt. Downing told Dianne Derby in a previous interview. "Monday I had a new job, so I concentrated on that." Downing spent 24 years serving...
  • What Japanese History Lessons Leave Out

    02/08/2018 12:25:05 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 60 replies
    BBC Magazine ^ | 2013 | Mariko Oi
    Japanese people often fail to understand why neighbouring countries harbour a grudge over events that happened in the 1930s and 40s. The reason, in many cases, is that they barely learned any 20th Century history. I myself only got a full picture when I left Japan and went to school in Australia. Former history teacher and scholar Tamaki Matsuoka holds Japan's education system responsible for a number of the country's foreign relations difficulties. "Our system has been creating young people who get annoyed by all the complaints that China and South Korea make about war atrocities because they are not...
  • Trashing Trump, Dem Senator Suggests Russian Meddling Like Pearl Harbor, 9/11

    01/10/2018 5:04:40 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It’s official: the desperate Democrats have lost their collective minds. Unable to demonstrate any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, the Dems have resorted to insane analogies. This evening’s Hardball played a clip of Dem Sen. Ben Cardin, condemning President Trump’s handling of alleged Russian meddling and comparing it to . . . 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Jerry Yellin, 93, Dies; Flew the Last World War II Combat Mission

    12/27/2017 12:19:33 PM PST · by oh8eleven · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | 24 December 2017 | RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
    When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, plunging the United States into World War II, Jerry Yellin was a teenager living with his family in Hillside, N.J. Having been intrigued by flight since he was a youngster — he constructed planes modeled on World War I aircraft — he joined the Army Air Corps in February 1942, on his 18th birthday, and became a fighter pilot.
  • @ThomasWictor on French Envoy's Deleted Pearl Harbor Tweets

    12/08/2017 7:25:48 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 16 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 12/8/17 | Thomas Wictor
    France continues its long tradition of appointing ambassadors to the US who hate America and don't know anything about our history. If France had any sense of honor, it would fire this ambassador. For him to say that on today of all days? Astonishing. A man with no character whatsoever...
  • French ambassador uses Pearl Harbor Day to blast U.S. for betraying France in 1930s

    12/07/2017 4:05:16 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 125 replies
    Gerard Araud tweeted Thursday afternoon that “In this Pearl Harbor day, we should remember that the US refused to side with France and the UK to confront the fascist powers in the 30s.” Mr. Araud deleted the tweet within a few minutes, though not before it had been screen-captured.
  • Pearl Harbor: Eagle Scout's film tells of a USS Arizona survivor, a hero in the Pacific War.

    12/07/2017 4:12:04 PM PST · by j.havenfarm · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | Vanity
    As we remember Pearl Harbor Day I we want to invite everyone to view a documentary of USS Arizona survivor and subsequent bomber pilot Lou Conter. Mr. Conter was on duty on the deck of the Arizona when the planes came in. Witness to Infamy is a gripping account of his service in the Pacific War. An Eagle Scout Project by Philip M.T. Jacques. Featuring footage, historical commentary and music, the film is about as professional as amateurs can get. Last year we traveled to Pearl Harbor for the 75th anniversary, and the film includes commentary from other survivors, and...
  • Trump signs National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day proclamation

    12/07/2017 1:09:22 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/7/2017 | Blair Guild
    As six Pearl Harbor veterans stood by his side, President Trump signed a presidential proclamation from the White House Thursday recognizing December 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. One of the survivors of the surpise attack, Michael Ganitch, who was also wearing a bright Hawaiian shirt for the occasion, broke out into song with "Remember Pearl Harbor" during the president's remarks. "What can I say? Wow that was good -- he's a very shy person too," Mr. Trump joked as Ganitch finished the song. The president praised each of the six veterans as heroes, thanking them for their service...
  • Google not acknowledging anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

    12/07/2017 12:49:33 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 28 replies
    Unless I'm missing something Google appears to be ignoring the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. At least the Bing search engine by Microsoft does.
  • Pearl Harbor: shocking colorized photographs show the horror of the missile assault

    12/07/2017 11:16:30 AM PST · by mairdie · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7 December 2017 | Chris Pleasance
    The full horror of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour has been laid bare in newly colorized pictures released on the 76th anniversary of the assault. In just 90 minutes, more than 2,400 US servicemen and civilians lost their lives while 17 ships were damaged or lost - dragging America into the Second World War and forever changing the course of the conflict. The pictures here show the wrecks of the USS California, which sank after being hit by two torpedoes and two bombs, and the USS Oklahoma, which was holed by four torpedoes and capsized.
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2017 6:10:54 AM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | David Rookhuyzen
    Local residents recall date that will live in infamy SIERRA VISTA — Thomas Stoney Sr. still vividly remembers the paper that morning. It was a copy of the News and Courier, a paper his older brother, Oliver, delivered in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. His father had it on the kitchen counter that Sunday morning, where Stoney could catch a glimpse of the shocking news splashed across the front page. “The big headline: The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and it was an extra edition,” Stoney recalled Wednesday at his Sierra Vista home 76 years later. At the time, Dec....
  • 1991 Documentary - Remembering Pearl Harbor: The 50th Anniversary

    12/07/2017 6:10:49 AM PST · by mairdie · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1991
    A documentary hosted by Edward Woodward on the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
  • Historical photos of Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941

    12/07/2017 4:22:43 AM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    L.A. Daily News ^ | 12/6/2017 | Miriam Velasquez
    President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy.” On that day, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. The bombing killed more than 2,400 Americans. It completely destroyed the American battleship U.S.S. Arizona and capsized the U.S.S. Oklahoma. The attack brought the United States into World War II. The attack sank or beached a total of twelve ships and damaged nine others. 160 aircraft were destroyed and 150 others damaged. The attack took the country by surprise, especially the ill-prepared Pearl Harbor base. December 7, 2017 marks the 76th anniversary...