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The Attack on Pearl Harbor - December 7, 1941

Discussion in 'WWII' started by Powerhouse, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. Aristaeus

    Aristaeus A-List Customer

    Pensacola FL
    Dec. 8, 1941

  2. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

    Rest in Peace.
  3. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

    Dover, OH
    Remember Pearl Harbor.

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  4. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

    We have a beautiful Veterans Memorial Garden in my city, and I'm fortunate to volunteer on its advisory board. Every year we have a Pearl Harbor Day program. This year I led it and played a bunch of radio broadcasts from that day. We didn't have as big a crowd as last year, but that could be because it was very, very cold, or perhaps because last year was a big anniversary - the 75th - and thus more important to commemorate for some people.

    Regardless, I do my small bit to keep this memory alive. I wonder, though, will we still commemorate it like we do now in 50 years? Now it still gets attention on the news and social media. But when that generation is gone and even their children are gone, will we remember?
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  5. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    And remember the rape of Nanking. And everything else that The Empire of Japan did to China.
  6. Wreckage of Japanese Aichi D3A1 "Val" dive bomber (AII-250 from aircraft carrier Kaga) shot down by a P-40 flown by 2Lt George Welch. AII-250 crashed outside of Wheeler Field in my Dad's neighborhood in Wahiawa. The crash site was on the next street from my Dad's house. Supposedly my uncle recovered a wing tip from the wreckage.


    Illustration depicting the shootdown of AII-250


    1. Wheeler Field
    2. My Dad's house
    3. Approximate crash site of AII-250

    Last edited: Dec 8, 2017
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  7. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

    @LizzieMaine, Absolutely. Our Russian and Chinese allies paid an extreme price for our collective victory.
    Rest assured, the Chinese and Koreans are never, ever going to forget.

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