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txradioguy
12-07-2011, 04:53 AM
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Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, of the House of Representatives:

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation, and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.

Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

This morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The People of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.

But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us.

No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory.

http://www.pearlharbor.org/speech-fdr-infamy-1941.asp

txradioguy
12-07-2011, 04:54 AM
Take a moment today to remember our fellow Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines that gave their life 70 years ago today.

Tecate
12-07-2011, 05:29 AM
I took these pics in March 2006...

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i228/Loveways/P3040010.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i228/Loveways/P3040015.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i228/Loveways/P3040014.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i228/Loveways/P3040018.jpg

txradioguy
12-07-2011, 05:38 AM
Awesome pics Tecate.

I hope to get out there one day and see it for myself.

SarasotaRepub
12-07-2011, 09:39 AM
:Taps4: To all the warriors that gave their lives that fateful day.

namvet
12-07-2011, 09:58 AM
some photos ive never seen before

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3913/sw0912116312.jpg
A Japanese bomber, its diving flaps down, was photographed by a U.S. Navy photographer as the plane approached its Pearl Harbor objective on December 7

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Aerial photograph, taken by a Japanese pilot, of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a Japanese bomber in lower-right foreground.

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Japanese planes over Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor are shown in this scene from a Japanese newsreel. The film was obtained by the U.S. War Department and later released to U.S. newsreels.

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Wreckage of the first Japanese plane shot down during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. (U.S. Air Force photo)


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Officers' wives, investigating explosions and seeing a smoke pall in distance on December 7, 1941, heard neighbor Mary Naiden, then an Army hostess who took this picture, exclaim "There are red circles on those planes overhead. They are Japanese!" Realizing war had come, the two women, stunned, started toward quarters.

AmPat
12-07-2011, 11:30 AM
Hater!

How dare you post anti-Japanese propaganda.:rolleyes:;)

namvet
12-07-2011, 11:45 AM
Hater!

How dare you post anti-Japanese propaganda.:rolleyes:;)

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5417/sw4012070430.jpg

txradioguy
12-07-2011, 11:46 AM
:eek:

I don't even want to know what happened to that guy!

namvet
12-07-2011, 11:50 AM
:eek:

I don't even want to know what happened to that guy!

to much sake before flying :D

Bailey
12-07-2011, 12:05 PM
wish these politicians of today would learn the lesson from that war, you beat your enemies into submission and dont stop until they scream for mercy.

foxyladi14
12-07-2011, 12:10 PM
Take a moment today to remember our fellow Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines that gave their life 70 years ago today.

:Taps4:

Kay
12-07-2011, 12:40 PM
wish these politicians of today would learn the lesson from that war, you beat your enemies into submission and dont stop until they scream for mercy.

I forget which radio show I heard it mentioned on that 70 years later we still say "the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor", but only 10 years later we are forbidden to say "the Islamic attack on 9/11".

Thanks for posting your pics Tecate, my son has been there but I haven't had the privedge yet. I hope to visit there someday.

namvet
12-07-2011, 12:59 PM
we pulled into Pearl a few time for R&R. including one year they had the battleship mock ups all over the Harbor for the movie tora, tora, tora.

namvet
12-07-2011, 01:09 PM
IMO I still think this was the best battle sequence ive seen. including the attack and carnage at the naval hospital during and after the attack

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RedGrouse
12-07-2011, 01:37 PM
A date which will live in infamy.
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Odysseus
12-07-2011, 02:44 PM
wish these politicians of today would learn the lesson from that war, you beat your enemies into submission and dont stop until they scream for mercy.
Exactly. And even then, you only build them up if they cooperate with you. You don't pay bad guys for being bad guys.

I forget which radio show I heard it mentioned on that 70 years later we still say "the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor", but only 10 years later we are forbidden to say "the Islamic attack on 9/11".
And, unlike the Ground Zero Victory Mosque, nobody proposed putting a Shinto shrine over the USS Arizona.


Thanks for posting your pics Tecate, my son has been there but I haven't had the privedge yet. I hope to visit there someday.

I went to the Arizona Memorial a few years ago. It's one of the most moving monuments that I've ever seen.

Starbuck
12-07-2011, 03:19 PM
There were 15 Medals of Honor awarded as a result of that attack.

One I have never forgotten is this one:

*TOMICH, PETER

Rank and Organization: Chief Watertender, U.S. Navy. Born: 3 June 1893, Prolog, Austria. Accredited To: New Jersey.

Citation:
For distinguished conduct in the line of his profession, and extraordinary courage and disregard of his own safety, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor by the Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. Although realizing that the ship was capsizing, as a result of enemy bombing and torpedoing, Tomich remained at his post in the engineering plant of the U.S.S. Utah, until he saw that all boilers were secured and all fireroom personnel had left their stations, and by so doing lost his own life .

It doesn't tell the whole story. Chief Tomich had no family and no one was ever found to accept the medal. Somehow that has always haunted me.:(

noonwitch
12-07-2011, 04:24 PM
There were 15 Medals of Honor awarded as a result of that attack.

One I have never forgotten is this one:


It doesn't tell the whole story. Chief Tomich had no family and no one was ever found to accept the medal. Somehow that has always haunted me.:(

That is sad. Maybe there should be a special memorial to him somewhere in New Jersey. At least he should merit a spot in the capitol where his medal is displayed and maybe an engraved plaque that summarizes his sacrifice, so that school kids on field trips to the capitol can learn about him.