Discussion in 'Pearl Harbor' started by sniper1946, Aug 4, 2010.
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.
how long did the salvage mission take, adam...
HyperWar: Pearl Harbor: Why, How, Fleet Salvage and Final Appraisal (Forward, Preface and Table of Contents)
2 of my great granddad's were in there =( ill have to give you all the story some time and show the artifacts
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.
I saw that one, Ulithi. They did make a convincing case.
David? Chime in here, boy!
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.
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."
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.
Lest we Forget what started it.