Welcome to the WWII Forums! Log in or Sign up to interact with the community.

some pearl harbour aerial, and salvage pics..

Discussion in 'Pearl Harbor' started by sniper1946, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. sniper1946

    sniper1946 Expert

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    12,560
    Likes Received:
    1,014
  2. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    7,847
    Likes Received:
    896
    I used this one in class to address the myth that "The local Japanese had carved 100' long arrows in the sugar cane to point the way to Pearl." I gave the dimensions of the battleships in the picture to give them an idea what a 100' arrow in a sea of sugar cane would look like from 5,000 feet.
     
  3. sniper1946

    sniper1946 Expert

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    12,560
    Likes Received:
    1,014
    how long did the salvage mission take, adam...
     
  4. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    7,847
    Likes Received:
    896
  5. Chef des Todes

    Chef des Todes Flight Medic

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Messages:
    432
    Likes Received:
    40
    2 of my great granddad's were in there =( ill have to give you all the story some time and show the artifacts
     
  6. ULITHI

    ULITHI Ace

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,776
    Likes Received:
    297
    Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Did anyone see that PBS show on the midget subs?

    It analyzed the sixth photo that Sniper posted, and stated that some experts believe that the "poof of spray" above the water in the upper left part of the pic is actually the rudder popping out of the water of a midget sub after firing a torpedo at the Oklahoma.

    Does anyone here believe any of this?

    Nice pics by the way! There were two I have never seen.
     
  7. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    17,896
    Likes Received:
    1,622
    Location:
    Stirling, Scotland
    I saw that one, Ulithi. They did make a convincing case.
    Great pics.
     
  8. sniper1946

    sniper1946 Expert

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    12,560
    Likes Received:
    1,014
  9. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    7,847
    Likes Received:
    896
    David? Chime in here, boy!
     
  10. Gromit801

    Gromit801 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,247
    Likes Received:
    132
    It amazes me how to this day, when most eye witnesses are gone, they try to recreate the events of Pearl Harbor. All for ratings.

    Most real experts on the subject attribute the spray to a porposing torpedo, which was quite common with aerial drops.
     
  11. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    7,847
    Likes Received:
    896
    Story about Oglala above. She was a forty year old ship that had served as a Channel ferry before the French sold her to us for use as a minelayer. When the cruiser next to her was attacked Oglala promptly sank. After the salvage was complete it was found that there was no damage to the ship. The asked one of the Chiefs who had been with her a long time what he thought had happened.

    "Well, I guess the old gal just plain died of fright."
     
  12. ULITHI

    ULITHI Ace

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,776
    Likes Received:
    297
    Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Thanks, thats kind of the feeling I got from it. Even as ignorant as I am about the PH attacks (compared to the big fish here), I have never heard of this. With all the investigations that went on after the attack, it seems dubious that experts would miss this.

    They do the same thing with the Titanic disaster - brittle steel, bad steel, keel failure,yada yada yada. milk it for all its worth.
     
  13. Biak

    Biak Adjutant

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    6,194
    Likes Received:
    806
    Lest we Forget what started it.
     

Share This Page