Pearl Harbor Day

The Day That Will Live In Infamy

The photos are from the Navy History Site.

I had things to do today and this is what I came up with. Humble. That’s all.

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Arizona at the moment of the bomb striking. This is the definitive photo of the entire attack. May the Memory of all who rest in her be a Blessing.

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A diagram of the two waves in the attack.

Pictures of the Missouri moored next to the Arizona. I have been lucky to have visited the Missouri when it was at the Storage and Maintenance Facility at The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton in late 1979.

Arizona and Missouri

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A link to an article at The Daily Signal about the memorials following the attack is below. One of my Maternal Grandmother’s second cousins ran a boarding house outside the gate of Naval Station Pearl Harbor. I was told as a child that the house took some shrapnel and stray rounds as a result of strafing. I have never been able to confirm that. A guy I served with in VT-26 at NAS Chase Field in 1977-1978 told me that his father was onboard West Virginia. The Pearl Harbor attack links a lot of us in the Sea Service, it seems.

http://dailysignal.com/2014/12/07/21-photos-pearl-harbor-day-will-live-infamy/

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