Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Air Raid On Pearl Harbor!



USS Arizona 12/7/41

USS Arizona today





“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (12/7/41)


“With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounded determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt (12/8/41)


Total killed at Pearl Harbor 2,402


Attack begins:  7:48 a.m.


USS Arizona explodes: 8:10 a.m.


USS Arizona:  1,177 killed in action, the highest loss of live in US naval history. 







9 comments:

Anonymous said...

My wife and I vacationed in Hawaii last March, and visiting the various memorials was a priority for me. Being a Navy veteran this was important to me. The Arizona visit was most humbling to me and brought me to tears. Today two Arizona survivors who passed are being interned with their shipmates. The park service divers place the remains within the bowels of the ship. Anyone visiting Hawaii needs to go to the Arizona and the punch bowl cemetery and pay their respects to those who gave their lives for us to enjoy the freedoms we have.

Tom

Dr. Ed said...

What those of us who grew up in the Cold War fail to understand is that war used to be declared first. By contrast, we warned the Japanese that we intended to destroy Hiroshima & Nagasaki-- complete with a picture of carpetbombing.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Firebombing_leaflet.jpg

Now as to FDR suspecting that either Pearl or Midway would be hit, he likely did.

Anonymous said...

My father signed up, the next day.

Larry Kelley said...

As did a lot of red blooded Americans.

Just as they did after 9/11.

Anonymous said...

Bless 'em all. The Greatest Generation.

Anonymous said...

Ed...war before and after the atomic bomb are apples and oranges...and your FDR conspiracy theories are right up there with pizzagate and the Sandy hook "hoax "

Dr. Ed said...

Well there is a lot about Sandy Hill that deserves further inquiry, starting with his animosity toward the school psychologist.

FDR knew a lot more than he admitted, and there was no 9-11 or Warren ..Commission. Granted there was a lot of incompetence in FDR's administration, but there were so many warning signs ignored.

And then MacArthar on Manilia letting the same thing happen there to him later that day.

Anonymous said...

Ed you are a douchebag...and your fellow Sandy hook deniers do a huge amount of damage. Air your kooky crap about FDR all you want but let the Sandy Hook children and their poor parents rest in peace....you rat bastard!!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, I remember all those minority folks who signed up and fought in this war, too. And then when they returned hoe, after helping to save the world, most red blooded americans went right back to their bigotry and discrimination.