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  • 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 ~ 07 December 2017

    12/06/2017 6:01:41 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 173 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 ~ On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. By planning his attack on a Sunday, the Japanese commander Admiral Nagumo, hoped to catch the entire fleet in port. As luck would have it, the Aircraft Carriers and one of the Battleships were not in port. (The USS Enterprise was returning from Wake Island, where it had just delivered some aircraft. The USS Lexington was ferrying aircraft to Midway, and the USS Saratoga and USS...
  • Pearl Harbor and Why We Stand

    12/06/2017 9:23:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | December 6, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin
    We were having an 8 a.m. coffee with family in their home on the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam when the music started.Ringing through the morning, as happens every day here and on U.S. military bases around the world, was the melody of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”“O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,“What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming …”As the song plays, people strolling through the neighborhood freeze in their steps, cars pull to the side of the road, and even children stop playing and stand tall, exactly as they have been taught, to honor...

    11/04/2017 4:07:59 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    The Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | 11/4/2017 | The Sword and Shield of Hawaii
  • The Pearl Harbor hero who’s now a record-breaking author

    10/30/2017 9:44:32 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 9 replies
    Guiness World Records ^ | October 30, 2017 | Kristen Stephenson
    On 7 December 7 1941, the United States experienced one of its most defining moments in history: the attack on Pearl Harbor. A day of sadness, fear, and chaos – that early Sunday morning marked the unforgettable time that the Japanese attacked the Hawaiian naval base, forcing America to enter World War II. In total, 2,403 men and women were killed during the surprise attack, with thousands more left to recover from terrible injuries and acute burns. Though many were sadly unable to recount their experience from that fateful incident, Naval Lieutenant Jim Downing currently lives on to tell the...
  • Fred ‘Earl’ Smith, Pearl Harbor vet, former Santa Rosa Junior College instructor, dies at 94

    06/09/2017 8:17:45 PM PDT · by rey · 6 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 9 June 2017 | CHRIS SMITH
    The day before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, an 18-year-old sailor named Fred “Earl” Smith, quite a baseball player, took the infield for two intra-Navy games. Smith and his shipmates from the battleship USS Tennessee took on the team from the Arizona, then from the West Virginia. The first game was close, the future Santa Rosa Junior College instructor recalled in an interview in 2015, until he hit a home run. “It won the game against the Arizona,” Smith told Hawaii Public Radio. “The West Virginia, we stomped ‘em.” The Navy baseball players partied that Saturday night...