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This Day in World War 2: Pearl Harbor - December 7th, 2015
« on: November 16, 2015, 07:59:29 PM »
Join us to commemorate Pearl Harbor. Sunday, Dec. 7 2015!
6:00 am, December 7, 1941 -- 183 aircraft take off in a first wave from six Imperial Japanese Navy carriers. Their mission is to destroy the US Pacific Fleet assembled at Pearl Harbor.
In the US, previous indications of imminent war have not been fully appreciated. At Pearl Harbor itself, antiaircraft guns are unmanned and aircraft are not conducting routine patrols. At 6:37 am, the USS Ward finds and attacks a Japanese midget submarine outside the harbor entrance. At 7:00 am, the Japanese first wave is picked up by the Opana Point radar station but are confused with a scheduled incoming flight of B-17's. As the Japanese planes draw close to land, they shoot down several US aircraft, which radio warnings, but the warnings are cryptic and puzzling to the recipients. For the ships of Pearl Harbor, there is no call to battle stations. For the planes, there is no call to scramble.
At 7:53 am, the first bombs fall. The US is now at war.

Sunday, Dec. 7
This Day in WWII:  Pearl Harbor
time:  3 PM EST & 10 PM EST
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There must also be a flyable computer available for Nefarious to do FSO. So he doesn't keep talking about it for eight and a half hours on Friday night!