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    RichardReccon New Member

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    In memory of December 7th - I have published a video of Hawaii and Pearl just before, during and after the attack. Find it on my YouTube Channel -
    Pearl Harbor Images 1941: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOXPPRG0pWsK6gJGEx3XE8Q

    And why name it the attack on Pearl Harbor - the airfields were primary targets, and the ones at sea (US-Carriers) got away. The old School in Japan just thought Battleships, the new guys there wanted the carries more than the old "deadnoughts" - Will dig into that in my next upcoming video..
     
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    I have some info you might use. New Page 1 (Several sections relevant. Directions available.) I also put the Congressional Hearings Into The Attack on Pearl Harbor online, all forty volumes. http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/congress/
     
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    ..wasn't Pearl Harbor the most known name? and had the ''most'' destruction in terms of believed ''importance'' = the ships?
    ..wasn't the Harbor ''older''/used long before the air bases/etc? therefore known to more for a longer period?
    .. I was lucky enough to be stationed there for 4 years in the mid 80s
     
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    Yea guess the attack on Oahu or Hawaii wouldn't be great.. I was more thinking of the fact that they targeted airpower on land and sea. And luckily someone had the great idea of having the US Carriers at sea on a weekend (first time 1941 I belive) Interesting to hear you were stationed there! My own military experienc is strictly landbased..
     
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    Ahh that makes one think.. the US Carriers where out of harms way, what if they had been out of Pearl, but close enough to at least counter attack the second wave from Kido Butai and to far away for the foes carriers to reach Lexington and Enterprise..
     
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    The Nagumo Kido Butai would have been thrilled to see our naval fighters and bombers barreling in on them. Remember, good carriers with no planes are bad carriers. The Turkey Shoot proved that.
     
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