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(USA Today)   Never forget what happened on this day in 1941, unless you're George H W Bush, in which case that date was Sept 7th   (usatoday.com) divider line
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2022-12-07 10:25:56 AM  
A date which will live in infamy
 
2022-12-07 10:26:28 AM  
A sleeping giant was awoken and filled with terrible resolve.
 
2022-12-07 10:28:04 AM  
 
2022-12-07 10:30:26 AM  
To be fair, if you're George H W Bush, you're dead.
 
2022-12-07 10:30:59 AM  
My cousin is half black and half Japanese every Dec. 7th he attacked Pearl Baily

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2022-12-07 10:31:22 AM  
Wait, was this a campaign gaffe by Bush Sr or something?
 
2022-12-07 10:31:47 AM  
I hated that movie.
 
2022-12-07 10:33:50 AM  

Arkanaut: Wait, was this a campaign gaffe by Bush Sr or something?


No, it was when the Japanese attacked the naval base in Hawaii.
 
2022-12-07 10:34:57 AM  

DrEMHmrk2: I hated that movie.


That movie angered me so much I ordered the DVD for Tora Tora Tora.
 
2022-12-07 10:35:56 AM  
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2022-12-07 10:36:20 AM  

DrEMHmrk2: I hated that movie.


Come on, you didn't like the fact that fighter pilots immediately transitioned into bomber pilots so the two main characters could be involved in the revenge Dolittle Raid after the attack on Pearl Harbor?
 
2022-12-07 10:38:57 AM  

Red Shirt Blues: DrEMHmrk2: I hated that movie.

That movie angered me so much I ordered the DVD for Tora Tora Tora.


BEST "Pearl Harbor" movie was TORA! TORA! TORA!
More like a docu-drama movie.

The one called Pearl Harbor was nothing more than a love story.
LOL, taking trained FIGHTER pilots, and in a couple months making them
bomber pilots.
 
2022-12-07 10:40:21 AM  

Chemlight Battery: Arkanaut: Wait, was this a campaign gaffe by Bush Sr or something?

No, it was when the Japanese attacked the naval base in Hawaii.


That's a pretty big campaign gaffe.
 
2022-12-07 10:42:32 AM  
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2022-12-07 10:43:10 AM  
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2022-12-07 10:47:56 AM  

p51d007: Red Shirt Blues: DrEMHmrk2: I hated that movie.

That movie angered me so much I ordered the DVD for Tora Tora Tora.

BEST "Pearl Harbor" movie was TORA! TORA! TORA!
More like a docu-drama movie.

The one called Pearl Harbor was nothing more than a love story.
LOL, taking trained FIGHTER pilots, and in a couple months making them
bomber pilots.


Truly Pearl Harbor was a huge turd dropped by Michael Bay, but it was quite a set-piece for a threesome. :)

As to fighter pilots becoming bomber pilots? Not much of a transition. A P-40 you have a lot more leeway on maneuverability vs. a B-25.

A Mitchell pilot only has to fly on course at altitude and he's helped there by the navigator in the nose. When approaching the target, he's not dodging enemy planes, he's maintaining straight and level to the target. At a certain distance, the other occupant of the nose, the bombardier, will use the bomb-sight to fly the aircraft to the target and drop it's bombload.

Where the fighter pilot can evade, the bomber pilot has to sit there and hope his gunners keep them from getting shot.
 
2022-12-07 10:52:11 AM  
Pearl Harbor, one of history's greatest examples of FAFO.
 
2022-12-07 10:53:59 AM  
We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!
 
2022-12-07 10:54:14 AM  

p51d007: Red Shirt Blues: DrEMHmrk2: I hated that movie.

That movie angered me so much I ordered the DVD for Tora Tora Tora.

BEST "Pearl Harbor" movie was TORA! TORA! TORA!
More like a docu-drama movie.

The one called Pearl Harbor was nothing more than a love story.
LOL, taking trained FIGHTER pilots, and in a couple months making them
bomber pilots.


I hate Tora! Tora! Tora! and most war movies from the 60s and 70s in general. All the equipment is always wrong.
 
2022-12-07 10:56:26 AM  
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The Americans will insist this is a Christmas movie! (ok not Tora Tora Tora)
 
2022-12-07 11:01:59 AM  
He was shot down Sept. 2nd, not 7th.
 
2022-12-07 11:02:43 AM  
From the bridge of a carrier to owning a burger joint in Milwaukee.....not bad
 
2022-12-07 11:02:49 AM  
I'm too lazy to dig for it. But the story of George Bush Sr of nearly getting turned into food is both disturbing and fascinating.
 
2022-12-07 11:08:07 AM  

Arkanaut: Wait, was this a campaign gaffe by Bush Sr or something?


I don't think it was a campaign gaffe but it was something that he mis-spoke while President. Since he actually fought against the Japanese as a pilot in WWII while flying a TBF Avenger I'm going to say that he knew when we were attacked by Japan. He mis-spoke is all I think happened. And I m not a Republican supporter by any stretch.
 
2022-12-07 11:10:52 AM  
Bush knew about the Pearl Harbor attacks!
 
2022-12-07 11:12:43 AM  

Clash City Farker: p51d007: Red Shirt Blues: DrEMHmrk2: I hated that movie.

That movie angered me so much I ordered the DVD for Tora Tora Tora.

BEST "Pearl Harbor" movie was TORA! TORA! TORA!
More like a docu-drama movie.

The one called Pearl Harbor was nothing more than a love story.
LOL, taking trained FIGHTER pilots, and in a couple months making them
bomber pilots.

I hate Tora! Tora! Tora! and most war movies from the 60s and 70s in general. All the equipment is always wrong.


Not like there were a lot of Japanese planes left to film. Same with P-40's and B-17's. At least it wasn't crap CGI. They used real P-40's and B-17's and the B-17 wheel up crash was authentic.

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This scene went awry. The replica P-40 crashed too early and the stuntmen were running for their lives.
 
2022-12-07 11:17:44 AM  

p51d007: [Fark user image image 620x434]


The I in DRILL looks funny. Like they typed an E and then went back and superimposed the I.

Good thing they had plenty of time to proofread and edit
 
2022-12-07 11:31:39 AM  

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Only redeeming thing about the Pearl Harbor film was seeing my first ship that was in the inactive fleet get "blown up" a couple of times. It looked like they filmed the Dory Miller scenes aboard her too.
 
2022-12-07 11:31:54 AM  

Merltech: I'm too lazy to dig for it. But the story of George Bush Sr of nearly getting turned into food is both disturbing and fascinating.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichijima_incident


It's a big point in James Bradley's "Flyboys."

Fun fact- Bush didn't know what happened to his friends until the mid 2000s.
 
2022-12-07 11:34:10 AM  
Really? I'm doing this?

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They DID bomb pearl harbor, right? RIGHT?!
 
2022-12-07 11:36:39 AM  
Ah yes, Pearl. One of the worst executed sneak attacks in modern military history. And its really weird how badly they farked it up too, because an island nation should know exactly what the weaknesses of an island naval base were to properly remove the states from being able to do anything in the pacific for years
 
2022-12-07 11:40:03 AM  
We had several representatives of a Japanese computing company come to our office on December 7th one year.  I told our rather flamboyant ex-marine sales director to try to avoid bringing up the war.  (This was the same guy who used to send me memos saying "If you can't stand the heat, stay out of Nagasaki.).
 
2022-12-07 11:42:53 AM  

rnatalie: We had several representatives of a Japanese computing company come to our office on December 7th one year.  I told our rather flamboyant ex-marine sales director to try to avoid bringing up the war.  (This was the same guy who used to send me memos saying "If you can't stand the heat, stay out of Nagasaki.).


Honestly the Japanese do not deserve to have people not bring up the war with how much they avoid all blame for it in any way at home. They spent decades refusing to even teach about it, and there were a lot of textbooks where the entire saga of WW2 was "suddenly they nuked us for no reason". While it has gotten better, its like saying a severed limb has gotten better because its not bleeding as much anymore
 
2022-12-07 11:46:07 AM  

rnatalie: (This was the same guy who used to send me memos saying "If you can't stand the heat, stay out of Nagasaki.).


Saving that for August.
 
2022-12-07 11:47:14 AM  

Red Shirt Blues: [Fark user image 667x321]

The Americans will insist this is a Christmas movie! (ok not Tora Tora Tora)


Farker Hawk24 posted this in the Clarence Gilard RIP thread.  it's pretty farking brilliant.  https://www.fark.com/comments/12657300/And-quarterback-is-toast#newI've seen Die Hard a million times, but just a few years ago I noticed a terrific Easter Egg in the movie.

As we know, actor James Shigeta plays the ill-fated Mr. Takagi who is killed because he won't reveal the codes to his vault. Late in the movie, there is a scene where Theo is working on cracking those codes and there's a quick POV shot of his computer screen which includes one of the codes that he's already managed to crack: the code word is "Akagi."

Now those of us who know a little (or a lot of) WWII history, Akagi was the name of Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo's flagship aircraft carrier early in the war and was one of the 4 Japanese carriers sunk at the battle of Midway in 1942. In the 1976 movie Midway which depicts the events of the battle including the sinking of Akagi, Admiral Nagumo is played by...James Shigeta.
 
2022-12-07 11:47:46 AM  

casey17: Really? I'm doing this?

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They DID bomb pearl harbor, right? RIGHT?!



RTFT - that incredibly obvious thing was covered over an hour ago. There's even a picture.
 
2022-12-07 11:48:02 AM  

Concrete Donkey: Ah yes, Pearl. One of the worst executed sneak attacks in modern military history. And its really weird how badly they farked it up too, because an island nation should know exactly what the weaknesses of an island naval base were to properly remove the states from being able to do anything in the pacific for years


The attack itself went well, but the one mistake they made was not sending a third wave to take out the fuel tank farm.

But Yamamoto was right, they were ultimately boned as soon as the first bomb fell, anything else was just changing the schedule.
 
2022-12-07 11:48:11 AM  
Just sayin, our aircraft carriers were all bunched up well away from Pearl Harbor.
 
2022-12-07 11:48:28 AM  

whidbey: Bush knew about the Pearl Harbor attacks!


Yeah, it was in all the papers.

. Over the course of seven hours there were coordinated Japanese attacks on the US-held Philippines, Guam, and Wake Island and on the British Empire in Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong.[14]

Sounds like they went on quite a little spree.
 
2022-12-07 11:53:23 AM  

Clash City Farker: p51d007: Red Shirt Blues: DrEMHmrk2: I hated that movie.

That movie angered me so much I ordered the DVD for Tora Tora Tora.

BEST "Pearl Harbor" movie was TORA! TORA! TORA!
More like a docu-drama movie.

The one called Pearl Harbor was nothing more than a love story.
LOL, taking trained FIGHTER pilots, and in a couple months making them
bomber pilots.

I hate Tora! Tora! Tora! and most war movies from the 60s and 70s in general. All the equipment is always wrong.


Personally, I think CGI ruined movie making.  True creativity flows from working within limitations.  Who cares if every plane is a T-6 Texan?  It's a real plane with real pilots using real film.
 
2022-12-07 11:55:46 AM  
we visited pearl harbor in 2019 but at the time, teh structure was undergoing repair, so the Navy small boat crew just took us by the Arizona's remains.  very moving.

we went last summer and were able to on the structure.  it's pretty intense.  and yeah, there is still oil bubbling up frrom the wreck.  really powerful stuff, to envision the horror of that day.

and in a interesting twist, the USS Missouri is docked a few hundred yards away from the Arizona, as a living museum.  poetic how where the US' entry into WWII began, where it all ended, is just a few hundred yards away.

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lastly, the University of Arizona campus, about a decade ago, put in an outline of the Arizona's dimensions on the Mall, at the heart of campus.  the middle portion has the names of all the sailors, marines, and airman that died.  it's pretty powerful.  this is a rendering, can't find a good picture of it.  was walking there over Tahnksgiving  (note the stick figures for scale).
 
2022-12-07 11:56:10 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: casey17: Really? I'm doing this?

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They DID bomb pearl harbor, right? RIGHT?!


RTFT - that incredibly obvious thing was covered over an hour ago. There's even a picture.


i did look and just now looked again.  I'm not seeing anything. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
2022-12-07 11:57:29 AM  

casey17: Really? I'm doing this?


Nope beat you to it above...John Belushi meme...
 
2022-12-07 12:05:54 PM  

casey17: Englebert Slaptyback: casey17: Really? I'm doing this?

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They DID bomb pearl harbor, right? RIGHT?!


RTFT - that incredibly obvious thing was covered over an hour ago. There's even a picture.

i did look and just now looked again.  I'm not seeing anything. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Take Stelko off ignore list maybe?
 
2022-12-07 12:12:55 PM  

Yellow Beard: Pearl Harbor, one of history's greatest examples of FAFO.


Yeah, eventually.

My grandfather, a Scot that came to the US with his young wife in the 1930s, became a US citizen and joined the Marines in 1940 because he saw it coming to the US. He also served in combat in Korea.

He served in the south pacific during WWII and if he was still around he would tell you it was a very long four years to making Japan 'find out'. He lost a lot of his friends and fellow Marines along the way.
 
2022-12-07 12:13:17 PM  

johnphantom: Just sayin, our aircraft carriers were all bunched up well away from Pearl Harbor.


They had more carriers for about a year and a half. The thing was the Essex Class carriers had already been designed and several were being built by Dec 7. And the US had more shipyards and our own steel so even fighting a two ocean war the US would have had more ships, especially carriers, by the summer of 1943.
 
2022-12-07 12:13:54 PM  

rickythepenguin: we went last summer and were able to on the structure.  it's pretty intense.  and yeah, there is still oil bubbling up frrom the wreck.  really powerful stuff, to envision the horror of that day.


Weird that they never bothered to remove the toxic oil from the ship, letting  the oil pollute the harbor for 81 years and counting. Seems more of an insult to the Navy dead than an honor.
 
2022-12-07 12:15:57 PM  

steklo: casey17: Really? I'm doing this?

Nope beat you to it above...John Belushi meme...


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2022-12-07 12:19:39 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: casey17: Englebert Slaptyback: casey17: Really? I'm doing this?

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They DID bomb pearl harbor, right? RIGHT?!


RTFT - that incredibly obvious thing was covered over an hour ago. There's even a picture.

i did look and just now looked again.  I'm not seeing anything. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Take Stelko off ignore list maybe?


Hmmmmmmm.................nah. People have to be consistently annoying for me to put them on ignore - I just don't do it on a whim. Thanks for the input tho! (• ◡•)b
 
2022-12-07 12:25:07 PM  

Someone Else's Alt: Yellow Beard: Pearl Harbor, one of history's greatest examples of FAFO.

Yeah, eventually.

My grandfather, a Scot that came to the US with his young wife in the 1930s, became a US citizen and joined the Marines in 1940 because he saw it coming to the US. He also served in combat in Korea.

He served in the south pacific during WWII and if he was still around he would tell you it was a very long four years to making Japan 'find out'. He lost a lot of his friends and fellow Marines along the way.


Yeah, eventually. They paid a rather high price for the Fing Around.
 
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