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(WJRT)   Days before Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, a piece of USS Arizona lands in Saginaw. Wow, how big was that explosion?   (abc12.com) divider line
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2022-12-08 1:16:14 AM  
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2022-12-08 1:40:32 AM  
On this day, I remember the guy and the girl at the bar who went home together and banged the night before the attack.  She saved his life by putting out.  And the resulting baby ended up being the President of the United States during the civil war.  I think.
 
2022-12-08 1:56:30 AM  
And it took a while to land! Was it orbiting Mars?
 
2022-12-08 3:11:12 AM  

Gyrfalcon: And it took a while to land! Was it orbiting Mars?


Sounds like the forerunner to the atomic manhole cover.
 
2022-12-08 3:12:52 AM  
Pearl Harbour and The Explosions - You Got It/Up and Over (Shut Up and Dance)
Youtube nYxPzyKPhos
 
2022-12-08 3:21:15 AM  
Probably shrapnel from the German bombs.
 
2022-12-08 5:20:03 AM  
....Not sure of their current status, but at least as of a few years ago there were still some fairly substantial chunks of Arizona and Oklahoma remaining near Hospital Point - when the superstructures were cleared away, they were deposited there and no one ever had the heart to order them scrapped.
 
2022-12-08 6:47:38 AM  
<Dan Carlin voice>
the explosion.. was so big.. that a piece of the aft deck WAS SENT INTO ORBIT.
<dramatic pause>
it wouldn't come down until 81 years later andwhenitdid... it landed.... in Michigan.
<end of show boom noise>
 
2022-12-08 7:50:25 AM  
I was working in a home for veterans and we cared for a Pearl Harbor survivor.
He suffered an MI in early December and passed on December 7 at the hospital.
I found out what time he deceased and did a little math to adjust the time zones and lo it was during the time of the attack.

How farked up is that, to die the same day, same time of day just many years later?
 
2022-12-08 8:11:51 AM  

cretinbob: I was working in a home for veterans and we cared for a Pearl Harbor survivor.
He suffered an MI in early December and passed on December 7 at the hospital.
I found out what time he deceased and did a little math to adjust the time zones and lo it was during the time of the attack.

How farked up is that, to die the same day, same time of day just many years later?


The man was skilled.
 
2022-12-08 8:27:38 AM  

havocmike: <Dan Carlin voice>
the explosion.. was so big.. that a piece of the aft deck WAS SENT INTO ORBIT.
<dramatic pause>
it wouldn't come down until 81 years later andwhenitdid... it landed.... in Michigan.
<end of show boom noise>


END QUOTE
 
2022-12-08 8:34:42 AM  
Wow, how big was that explosion?

Magazine explosions are no joke. See HMS Barham

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As for the Arizona, we know the forward magazine exploded, obliterated a couple of decks of the forward section, causing the forward superstructure to cave in on the sudden void in the hull.  But, we're still not 100% sure how the B5N's bomb started the explosion.

Loss of the USS Arizona - Examining the Evidence
Youtube 6SDcEPV5gX0
 
2022-12-08 9:07:06 AM  
HMS Invincibleat Jutland.

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2022-12-08 10:34:30 AM  
I knew a guy (longtime friend of my family) who served on the Arizona during WWII. One of the bombs that hit the ship blew a large chunk of shrapnel between his legs, and bounced off a bulkhead behind him. He grabbed that piece of shrapnel, and carried with him everywhere he went. It was his reminder of how close he came to dying when Pearl Harbor was attacked.

It was pretty eerie, and really interesting, to hold an actual piece of history, and hear his story about how he survived. IIRC, he had said it was part of the bomb casing.

He died of natural causes several years ago. I hope he's having the best beers with his buddies in the Great Beyond.
 
2022-12-08 2:07:42 PM  
A guy brought a similar Arizona relic to the Pawn Stars Antique Roadshow Ripoff that aired last night.
He wanted a million bucks for it.
Sadly, Rick didn't counter at $50.
 
2022-12-08 5:55:34 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Wow, how big was that explosion?

Magazine explosions are no joke. See HMS Barham

[thumbs.gfycat.com image 217x217] [View Full Size image _x_]

As for the Arizona, we know the forward magazine exploded, obliterated a couple of decks of the forward section, causing the forward superstructure to cave in on the sudden void in the hull.  But, we're still not 100% sure how the B5N's bomb started the explosion.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/6SDcEPV5gX0]


farking bullshiat RNG, goddamned MM, and CVs ruin the game.
 
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