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Cenotaphs, Cemeteries, and Memorials of the Valiant of World War II

Discussion in 'WWII Obituaries' started by Biak, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. rkline56

    rkline56 USS Oklahoma City CG5 Patron  

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    The barrels arrived in Phoenix on 4-21-12. That is some expensive steel, paid for with a lot of blood.

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    Battleship USS Arizona BB-39 and Pearl Harbor Memorial - USS Arizona BB-39 and Pearl Harbor Memorial

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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]NAME
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    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]ARIZONA[/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]HULL NUMBER[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]BB-39[/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]BUILDER[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]BROOKLYN NAVY YARD, NY[/TD]
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    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]LAID DOWN[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]16 MARCH 1914[/TD]
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    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]CHRISTENED[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]19 JUNE 1915 - BY MISS ESTHER ROSS[/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]COMMISSIONED[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]17 OCTOBER 1917[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]CONSTRUCTION COST[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]$7,425,000 (HULL AND MACHINERY),
    $12,993,579 (TOTAL)
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    [TD="align: center"]34,207 TONS (NORMAL),
    37,654 TONS (FULL LOAD)
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]LENGTH (WL)[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]600'[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]LENGTH (OA)[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]608'[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]MAXIMUM BEAM[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]106' 3"[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]MEAN DRAFT[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]28'[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]MAXIMUM DRAFT[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]33' 6"[/TD]
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    [TD="align: left"]MAIN BATTERY:
    14-INCH/45 CALIBER

    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]TWELVE 14"/45 CALIBER 70-TON RIFLED GUNS MOUNTED IN FOUR SUPER-FIRING TRIPLE TURRETS, TWO FORWARD AND TWO AFT[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]BARREL LENGTH
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    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]52' 6"[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]BREECH DIAMETER[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]46"[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]MAXIMUM ELEVATION[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]30 DEGREES[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]RIFLING[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"] SPIRAL GROOVES IN BARREL IMPROVED ACCURACY BY IMPARTING A SPIN TO THE PROJECTILE, GIVING IT A CLOCKWISE TWIST OF ONE REVOLUTION FOR EACH 37.3 FEET OF TRAVEL.[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]MAXIMUM RANGE[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]34,000 YARDS[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]MAXIMUM PROJECTILE[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]1,400-LB ARMOR PIERCING[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]EXPLOSIVE CHARGE[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]31.5-LB (2.5% OF PROJECTILE WEIGHT)[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]MUZZLE VELOCITY[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]2,700 FEET PER SECOND[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]AVERAGE RATE OF FIRE[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]1.5 PER MINUTE[/TD]
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    [TD="align: center"] TWELVE 5"/51 CALIBER, SINGLE-MOUNTED GUNS; TEN WITHIN THE SUPERSTRUCTURE DECKHOUSE AND TWO ATOP IT, ONE ON EITHER SIDE OF THE CONNING TOWER. (THE LATTER TWO WERE REMOVED SHORTLY BEFORE PEARL HARBOR IN ANTICIPATION OF RECEIVING 1.1" AA MOUNTS. AT THE TIME OF THE ATTACK, THESE POSITIONS WERE EMPTY.)[/TD]
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    [TD="align: left"]MAXIMUM ELEVATION[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]20 DEGREES[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]MAXIMUM RANGE[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]17,100 YARDS[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]MAXIMUM PROJECTILE[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]50-LB HIGH-CAPACITY[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]EXPLOSIVE CHARGE[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]4.5-LB (26.4% OF PROJECTILE WEIGHT)[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]MUZZLE VELOCITY[/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]3,150 FEET PER SECOND[/TD]
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    [TD="bgcolor: #e1d893, colspan: 2, align: center"]ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARMAMENT[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]MAIN AA BATTERY:
    5-INCH/25 CALIBER
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    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]EIGHT 5"/25 CALIBER SINGLE-MOUNTED GUNS, LOCATED ATOP THE SUPERSTRUCTURE DECKHOUSE, FOUR TO A SIDE[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 40%, align: left"]SECONDARY AA BATTERY:
    .50 CALIBER MG
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 60%, align: center"]EIGHT TOTAL; TWO ON EACH MAST, FOUR ON THE FUNNEL PLATFORM[/TD]
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    [TD="bgcolor: #e1d893, colspan: 2, align: center"]DIRECTORS[/TD]
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    [TD="align: left"]RADAR[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]NONE[/TD]
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    [TD="align: left"]FIRE CONTROL[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"] TWO ENCLOSED MAIN BATTERY SURFACE RANGEFINDERS; ONE ABOVE PILOT HOUSE, ONE ON MAIN-MAST PLATFORM TWO MK 20 MAIN BATTERY GUN DIRECTORS; ONE IN HIGHEST LEVEL OF EACH MAST-TOPS FOUR SECONDARY BATTERY DIRECTORS; ONE EACH SIDE OF LOWEST LEVEL OF BOTH MAST-TOPS TWO MK 28 ANTI-AIRCRAFT DIRECTORS, ONE ON EACH BRIDGE WING[/TD]
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    How'd I miss this?? :eek: That's great stuff, Rick. Thanks for posting it.
     
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    Nice work. Interesting post. Those are BIG guns.
     
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    Great pics thanks for posting them! Gonna have to put it on the to do list for the next trip to Phoenix!!
     
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    Thank you, gentlemen. It will be a great memorial to Pearl, All Vets and the Mighty Mo when it is completed. Glad you find it useful.
     
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    Amazing. Thanks for posting this.
     
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    Met a local Historian who is a friend of the Dutch people who we stay with during our annual visit to Holland. He is the youngest of 3 brothers who live and farm in the area. 25 years ago he bet his late Father that he would discover what happened regarding the liberation of his village. He found that 7th US Armoured liberated his particular area. There were not many witnesses as the area was evacuated of civilians except for a few farm people needed for the animals etc.
    Since there Father passed away their farm house is kept as was but not actually lived in by the family, more as a busines address. They have erected a monument to those killed during their Liberation. It has been agreed by the brothers that the piece of land with the Monument can never be sold if ever the farm is sold, thereby keeping the names on it, in memoriam for eternity.
    This year the monument is to be revamped as the sun has bleached the names, ansd so the names will be highlighted again. They also managed to find at least one relative of all those named and arranged for them to visit from America when the monument was unveiled.
     

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    Taking a little country drive we found this Memorial in Mizpah, Minnesota. Population 56 !
    Each name is hand painted.

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    Bigfork, Minnesota. Population 446

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    Sometimes it's just good to revisit.
     
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    A lot of activity with setting up a stage, rows of chairs, podium. In case anyone's interested;

    https://www.facebook.com/events/576618502364332/?unit_ref=related_events

    To mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and to honor those Americans that fought and died in this campaign, Normandy American Cemetery will be the site of a bi-national ceremony on June 6, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

    Featuring the D-Day 70 Memorial Wind Band, consisting of multiple bands and individual musicians from across the United States, the D-Day 70 Memorial Concert will take place at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial on June 6, 2014 - the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.

    The Memorial Band will be conducted by D-Day veteran and esteemed conductor Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel.

    Ceremony starts at 10:30 local time. That's 0330 here in the Heartland.
     
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    Here is a WWI memorial In Nyack NY put up in 1926.
     

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    Nice pics, Rick.
     
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