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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 7, 2015 - 08:01pm PT
I was two years and three months old. My parents said they had to put me on virtual house arrest to keep me from trying to enlist.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 7, 2015 - 08:14pm PT
Took a few pictures this May.

My visit to the Arizona.

Taken looking through the ceiling.
Old Glory from Inside
Old Glory from Inside
Credit: climbski2

Most recent of the Arizona crew to pass.
Most recent of the Arizona crew to pass.
Credit: climbski2

Lost on December 7th, 1941
Lost on December 7th, 1941
Credit: climbski2

Still parts above water
Still parts above water
Credit: climbski2

The End...now anchored at the beginning.
One of Arizona's sisters looks over her.

Missouri
Missouri
Credit: climbski2
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 7, 2015 - 08:15pm PT
1930's Navy promotional film, gives a feel for the pre Pearl Harbor navy

dirtbag

climber
Dec 6, 2016 - 11:04am PT
The 75th anniversary is tomorrow, probably the last major anniversary for survivors.



Poignant story about two twins who served on the Arizona. One died on the vessel, the survivor died last year and his ashes will be placed aboard the vessel with his twin.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/one-died-at-pearl-harbor-the-other-lived-seventy-five-years-later-theyll-be-reunited/2016/12/05/79fdeee8-aaa0-11e6-977a-1030f822fc35_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_brothers-9a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.d3173536354c
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 6, 2016 - 11:12am PT
My mom tells me stories of being strafed by zero's as she was running down the street to her grandmother's house during the attack.
She was 11 years old at the time.
It was a good experience to work on the film 60 years later.
Winemaker

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Dec 6, 2016 - 11:17am PT
My father was in the Marine Corp and stationed at Pearl when the attack came. He said the worst thing about the war was being strafed. He was at Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima; hitchhiked back to NZ after the war and married my mother and here I am.......
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Dec 6, 2016 - 12:59pm PT
I remember very well hearing of the attack on the radio, and hearing FDR declare war on Japan later.

For some juvenile reason I thought we would take care of Japan pretty quick, but when Germany declared war on Dec. 11th it scared hell out of me.

A funny memory, not quite OT: A year after the war I was walking down the street in Calistoga with my kid brother, who was about ten years old. A couple of men walked by chatting in German. Bro asked me what that language was. I said it was German. He sort of blanched and said, "Are they tame yet?"
Peater

Trad climber
Salt Lake City Ut.
Dec 6, 2016 - 08:50pm PT
I was young and over a friends house and noticed a framed military photo with a medal in it. I asked what it was.

That's our son Kevin, he died at Pearl Harbor.

I didn't really comprehend at the time but never forgot it. And still haven't.
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Dec 6, 2016 - 09:10pm PT
Our local PBS TV station had two one hour Pearl Harbor attack shows tonight. An hour each, on the battleships Oklahoma & Arizona. Well done, interesting, & sad.

Hopefully, our armed forces will never be surprised that badly again.

The Arizona, the pride of our 1941 Pacific fleet, was launched in 1915, had wood decks, & was obviously not designed to fight aerial attack.
jstan

climber
Dec 6, 2016 - 10:03pm PT
During the War my father insisted our garden be a full acre. I still cannot look a hoe in the eye.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 7, 2016 - 02:22am PT
hey there say, pud... as to this quote:

Dec 6, 2016 - 11:12am PT
My mom tells me stories of being strafed by zero's as she was running down the street to her grandmother's house during the attack.
She was 11 years old at the time.
It was a good experience to work on the film 60 years later.


oh my... :O for sure, that's not the 'usual tale' of remembering
ones 'childhood' ... as a mom tells her kid... oh my... :(


her own miracle, to reach gramma...


say, thank you for sharing, the EXPERIENCE of working on the film,
60 years later...



i always remember my thought, when very young and hear about this, for
the first time--pearl harbor...


it made me cry...


thank you, to all that shared about remembering
those that were there... :(

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 7, 2016 - 02:33am PT
hey there say, tami...

as to this quote:

And Boo and John , both your Dad's helped my Dad not go. He was training on Lancasters with the intention of being deployed the winter of 45/46 but it all ended.

Thanks to all veterans then and now.
:


wow...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 7, 2016 - 02:43am PT
hey there say, ksolem...

oh my... i read your story of your step'uncle... oh my...

overwhelming stories...





thanks for sharing your husband, too, here, park rat...
(did not read all the stories, yet, just brushed through fast) ...

will come back, again, then...

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Dec 7, 2016 - 06:50am PT
My mom's 2 cousins , 2 Iverson boys , died on the Arizona....My grandfather strongly disliked the Japanese after that day...
frank wyman

Mountain climber
montana
Dec 7, 2016 - 08:32am PT
Walked into the Cowboy Bar in Jackson Wyo. in the late "70's". everyone was drinkings these little shots of something, I asked what they were. They said "It is December 7th and we are drinking "KAMIKAZES" have one... They are not to bad but are small,Lets order a couple of pitchers of this stuff...Can't remember the rest of the night...
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Dec 7, 2016 - 08:37am PT
My mom tells me stories of being strafed by zero's as she was running down the street to her grandmother's house during the attack.

My Mom walked a line of Japanese bayonets getting off a ship in Shanghai aged 10. The Japanese were securing the city. Fortunately, Pearl Harbor had not yet occurred.

A Japanese Nakajima B5N torpedo bomber over Pearl Harbor

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 7, 2016 - 09:10am PT
It's really a pity the 2nd lieutenant at the rudimentary radar station on the north side of Oahu
wasn't believed - an alarm could have saved a lot of lives. Thank heavens the carriers were
gone and that the Japs did not launch a clean-up attack.

Watching TGT's film brought back memories of being a Midshipman in the late 60's. We still
had to learn those stoopid signal flags! Aside from having radar our ships weren't drastically
different from those 30's ships when it came to systems and weaponry. However, we did have
nuclear ASROC anti-sub weapons!
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 7, 2016 - 09:20am PT
A Thank you to all Veterans on this day of "infamy" for doing what was required to keep all of us free.

guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 7, 2016 - 09:27am PT
Reilly..... Some historians think that by having our fleet battleships sunk at Pearl Harbor, saved many more lives. If the fleet survived and then went out later to face the Japanese fleet at lets say Midway... they would have gone down in the deep blue water with a huge loss of life.

TGT2

Social climber
california
Dec 7, 2016 - 09:39am PT
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pearl-harbor-anniversary-20161207-story.html
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