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Pearl Harbor

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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 20, 2006 07:12PM

Pearl Harbor !

On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. By planning his attack on a Sunday, the Japanese commander Admiral Nagumo, hoped to catch the entire fleet in port. As luck would have it, the Aircraft Carriers and one of the Battleships were not in port. (The USS Enterprise was returning from Wake Island, where it had just delivered some aircraft. The USS Lexington was ferrying aircraft to Midway, and the USS Saratoga and USS Colorado were undergoing repairs in the United States.)

In spite of the latest intelligence reports about the missing aircraft carriers (his most important targets), Admiral Nagumo decided to continue the attack with his force of six carriers and 423 aircraft. At a range of 230 miles north of Oahu, he launched the first wave of a two-wave attack Beginning at 0600 hours his first wave consisted of 183 fighters and torpedo bombers which struck at the fleet in Pearl Harbor and the airfields in Hickam, Kaneohe and Ewa.

The second strike, launched at 0715 hours, consisted of 167 aircraft, which again struck at the same targets. At 0753 hours, the first wave consisting of 40 Nakajima B5N2 "Kate" torpedo bombers, 51 Aichi D3A1 "Val" dive bombers, 50 high altitude bombers and 43 Zeros struck airfields and Pearl Harbor. Within the next hour, the second wave arrived and continued the attack.

When it was over, the U.S.losses were:

Casualties USA: 218 KIA, 364 WIA.

USN: 2,008 KIA, 710 WIA.

USMC: 109 KIA, 69 WIA.

Civilians: 68 KIA, 35 WIA.

TOTAL: 2,403 KIA, 1,178 WIA.


USS Arizona (BB-39) - total loss when a bomb hit her magazine.

USS Oklahoma (BB-37) - Total loss when she capsized and sunk in the harbor.

USS California (BB-44) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and repaired.

USS West Virginia (BB-48) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and repaired.

USS Nevada - (BB-36) Beached to prevent sinking. Later repaired.

USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) - Light damage.

USS Maryland (BB-46) - Light damage.

USS Tennessee (BB-43) Light damage.

USS Utah (AG-16) - (former battleship used as a target) - Sunk.


USS New Orleans(CA-32) - Light Damage..

USS San Francisco(CA38) - Light Damage.

USS Detroit(CL-8) - Light Damage.

USS Raleigh (CL-7) - Heavily damaged but repaired.

USS Helena(CL-50) - Light Damage.

USS Honolulu(CL-48) - Light Damage..


USS Downes (DD-375) - Destroyed. Parts salvaged.

USS Cassin - (DD-372) Destroyed. Parts salvaged.

USS Shaw (DD-373) - Very heavy damage.

USS Helm (DD-388) - Light Damage.


USS Ogala (CM-4) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.

Seaplane Tender

USS Curtiss (AV-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.

Repair Ship

USS Vestal (AR-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.

Harbor Tug

USS Sotoyomo (YT-9) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.


188 Aircraft destroyed (92 USN and 92 U.S. Army Air Corps.)
anonymous Report This Comment
Date: August 21, 2006 11:27AM

.......and your point is?
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 21, 2006 06:05PM

you mean there has to be a point to post something? better tell that to everyone else.
damn and i thought pics were posted for entertainment value.
they were cool because supposedly they were just recently found and never seen.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 21, 2006 07:25PM

if you don't get the point then you never will even if i splain it to ya lucy
HADITCOMING Report This Comment
Date: August 21, 2006 08:37PM

We had a little parlay about this a week or so ago(annaversery of the the BOMB being droped on the Japanese). After MILLIONS upon MILLIONS murdered, the Japanese got what they deserved. THEY HAD IT COMING.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 21, 2006 09:16PM

i definitely disagree with the dropping of the bomb.
the world would be a much better place w/o them.
war doesn't prove anything, and nobody wins even if you annihilate something or someone.
festus Report This Comment
Date: August 22, 2006 02:43PM

I almost always agree with fossilman,except now.
Imagine someone driving bamboo chutes under your
fingernails.Or carving your tattoos off of your
arm(while your alive)to make lampshades out of.Or
strapping a starving rat in a giant tin soup can
to your belly.Fuck that noise! Them slanty-eyed
little cocksuckers got everything that was coming
to them.I like&respect them now,but back then they
had a completely different mindset(Haku Ichu)*sp*
and were total savages.
festus Report This Comment
Date: August 22, 2006 03:04PM