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Japanese model of the Pearl Harbor military base

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  1. sniper1946

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    When I used that one in class I prepped them with the following line.

    "You know, the carrier attack was not the first plan of attack. They original thought of hiring three really BIG guys to go over there and kick some butts. However, the air fare was prohibitive."

    THEN I'd pull up that pix.
     
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    another great pic from the website link..
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    TBM- 3 Avenger of the VC- 15 , crashed into the water in an unsuccessful take-off with an escort USS Tulagi »(USS Tulagi (CVE- 72) .
     
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    "Pilots HATE walking home from work."
     
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    I always wondered about the often seen "attack planning" labeling nature of this photo as that it shows conditions as they actually appeared on 7 Dec., including the tanker Neosho parked between Oklahoma/Maryland and California and the repair ship Vestal alongside Arizona.

    For the model to be used for attack planning purposes certainly presumes a remarkable prescience on the part of the Japanese.
     
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    Wasn't the picture in the OP from the pre-production of a movie about the attack rather than planning for it?
     
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    I'd believe that.
     
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    They had Karisima Bay for practice, there was no need for a scale model.
     
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    I think so too. I recall seeing that picture in one of my books, and I think that's what the caption read.
     
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    Just found it, from Stan Cohen's " East Wind Rain: A Pictorial History of the Pearl Harbor Attack."
    Photo credited to the United States Navy Archives, Washington D.C.
     
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    "Captured enemy property" is deemed property of the United States people.
     
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    I'm only typing what was in the book.

    That source was listed for that particular photograph.
     
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    I was just expanding on that. The picture was confiscated by the MacArthur Shogunate and sent back to the US, where it went into the Archives.
     
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    Saw that pic when I was a kid and was most impressed. ...A while back I saw a google earth sat pic of a region in China . They had built a massive recreation of an area along the Indian(?) border recreating the mountains and valleys of that area. Except it was a fraction of the size of the actual area. Even still it covered many miles. It was a massive construction only the Chinese would do. I tried a bit to find but don't have the time . Has anyone seen that pic?
     
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    Huge Scale Model of Disputed Border Region of China Found in Google Earth | Google Earth Blog :)
     

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