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Old 03-05-2016, 08:35 AM
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:48 AM
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Great men. I toured the USS Yorktown Museum last weekend and saw a good collection of WWII war planes. Was happy to see more than a few WWII veterans on the ship as well, but I know there numbers are decreasing.
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Thanks for posting !! Great heroes
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So many acts of heroism on that fateful day. Nice to hear another. I will have the privilege of touring Pearl Harbor in May to pay my respects.
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amazing story, amzing men making it.
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Great stuff ! My Dad was in the army at Schofield Barracks that day (25th Infantry). The Japanese strafed the barracks and Hickam field. He told me of the fliers who went up out of Hickam Field, many with empty guns, to try and herd the Japanese away from the area. Unbelievable bravery.

He had joined the peacetime Army in 1939 and was living the dream as a single guy in Hawaii...until that day. Wound up doing the island hopping thing , including Guadalcanal. Got malaria and a Bronze Star. Those guys were a rare breed..all of them.
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Pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.
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Awesome read. There will never be another "greatest generation" . My father was a USMC guard to president Truman aboard the USS Augusta as they steamed to and from the Potsdam Conference.

My father was a cartoonist who drew a portrait of Truman which he signed on August 5, 1945. I still have the original portrait. That may be worth something some day.
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That was pretty cool..

I was a sailor stationed at Wahiawa NCS, up in the pineapple fields and our apartment was across the street from Schofield baracks. While there, the movie Tora Tora Tora was filmed. Probably 1969..

Woke up to Jap zeros bombing the base!

We did have a heads up and knew it was coming. So we drove up to Kole Kole pass where they first entered the island to bomb Schofield. I had a couple boxes of slides that we had taken and could probably find them if I looked hard enough. Pretty cool pics.

My brother was a sailor on the Enterprise and they were in Pearl after the deck fire and explosions. We did some running around together and got access to parts of Pearl where there were rows and rows of American planes the Zeros were strafing...all made of plywood..!

We heard some folks panicked as they were unaware of the movie and recognized the planes as Japanese. It was pretty realistic.
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That was pretty cool..

I was a sailor stationed at Wahiawa NCS, up in the pineapple fields and our apartment was across the street from Schofield baracks. While there, the movie Tora Tora Tora was filmed. Probably 1969..

Woke up to Jap zeros bombing the base!

We did have a heads up and knew it was coming. So we drove up to Kole Kole pass where they first entered the island to bomb Schofield. I had a couple boxes of slides that we had taken and could probably find them if I looked hard enough. Pretty cool pics.

My brother was a sailor on the Enterprise and they were in Pearl after the deck fire and explosions. We did some running around together and got access to parts of Pearl where there were rows and rows of American planes the Zeros were strafing...all made of plywood..!

We heard some folks panicked as they were unaware of the movie and recognized the planes as Japanese. It was pretty realistic.




Schofield baracks was the place guys used to stay when they had a weekend off. $1.00 a night


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Those two had some real balzz to take on that invading Japanese force.

Funny that one, after engaging the enemy, was scolded for being in the tuxedo pants.
I would be like, "I am am sorry, but I just scored the first two air victories of this war. I will change after the next dozen. Please sir, get my aircraft reloaded,"
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Thanks for sharing. Made my 13yr old son watch as well .thanks again.
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Schofield baracks was the place guys used to stay when they had a weekend off. $1.00 a night


Kolekole Pass

Kolekole Pass Road - 43 Photos - Local Flavor - Schofield ...
http://www.yelp.com/biz/kolekole-pas...field-barracks


Thanks for posting that!

The pass was our way of getting over to Makaha..

There used to be televised surfing championships from there. Again, boxes of slides around somewhere...
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Great video, thanks for posting. Heroes for sure. Just want to add, we had real LEADERSHIP then!
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Awesome,Thx.
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
Thanks for posting that!

The pass was our way of getting over to Makaha..

There used to be televised surfing championships from there. Again, boxes of slides around somewhere...
I think i mentioned in an earlier post i was stationed there a little before your time.
Used to do KP with a Gunny as my boss. What an a-hole
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