Linky Friday: Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Linky Friday: Pearl Harbor

[In1] For first time, no USS Arizona survivors will be in attendance at ceremonies to mark attack on Pearl Harbor.

[In2] How the U.S. Navy’s Battleships Got Revenge for Pearl Harbor.

[In3] Unknown Stories: Audio Recordings Reveal Mood in Buffalo After Pearl Harbor

[In4] A scrap from Pearl Harbor saved this WWII sailor’s life off Okinawa

[In5] Before Pearl Harbor, these secret American heroes were already resisting Japan

[In6] On the morning of Sunday, Dec. 7, Jensen was the only physician on duty at the Naval Hospital. On a second-floor balcony overlooking Hickam field, he was stitching up the face of a soldier who had been injured in a bar fight. At 7:55 a.m., he heard explosions, then 20 planes flying low at a high speed, skimming the hospital’s roof.

[In7] A total of 334 crewmembers survived the USS Arizona sinking. Some of them have chosen to be interred on the USS Arizona upon their death.

[In8] Pearl Harbor tugboat in North Little Rock to offer 1st public tours

[In9] On This Day in 1941?—?During the Attack on Pearl Harbor Lt. Annie Fox Earned the First Purple Heart Awarded To A Woman.

[In10] How (Almost) Everyone Failed to Prepare for Pearl Harbor.

[In11] Pearl Harbor Mystery: Where Is USS Oklahoma?

[In12] Utah Was the “Not So Famous” Battleship Sunk During the Pearl Harbor Attack.

[In13] Japan’s Midget Submarine Attack on Pearl Harbor Was a Suicide Mission.

[In14] How the Battleship USS Nevada and I Survived World War II.

[In15] How the U.S. and Japan Became Allies even after Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

[In16] Blame Alfred Thayer Mahan for Pearl Harbor (and Thank Him for Its Failure).

[In17] Doris Miller honored on eve of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

[In18] Vin Scully recalls learning about Pearl Harbor.

[In19] VIEWPOINT: Widow: “People are forgetting about Pearl Harbor”.

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7 thoughts on “Linky Friday: Pearl Harbor

  1. [In5] My grandfather was stationed in the Burma-Chinese theater for airlift operations (“the Hump”) and towards the end, when everybody was being moved to Shanghai for the invasion of Japan, he ran into an American who said he’d been there since early 1941. Of course, he was a flying tiger.

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  2. Coincidentally, my father died 9 years ago today. His second wife, whom we all liked, was Japanese, and my father and I had a running routine where I’d call on 12/7 and we’d bat jokes back and forth about surprises, sneaky things, and the weather (“a nip in the air”). We never knew whether she got it.

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    • Did you ever talk to her about the war at all?

      One of the biggest surprises my oldest ever got was when, for a school project, she asked a Japanese teacher about the atomic bombing of Japan. The woman, who was a little girl in Japan at the time, said that she thought America made the right decision to bomb Japan. She said that they were all prepared to resist an invasion to the last child, and that by dropping the bomb, many Japanese lives, in addition to American lives, were saved.

      Thing One really did not expect that response. So I wonder what your stepmother might have said about some of these things. People have very different opinions, of course.

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      • She was too young. When my father was about to marry her, he discussed the matter with me and I said all I cared about was whether she was older than I was. She cleared that hurdle by two years, but was born well after WWII.

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  3. In7: I never knew that. That’s extraordinarily moving. Most of those men probably have family members they could have chosen to be buried with but they chose to be with their brothers at arms who were lost that day. That’s very profound.

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