Pearl Harbour

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Pearl Harbour

Postby Michael H. Standart » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:23 am

Three very special stories. Two from the Navy Times and one from the Navy Newsstand: ... es-120611/ ... s-120611w/

Comment: Remembrence, every day!
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Re: Pearl Harbour

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:01 pm


Thanks for the links, there are some stunning images and more terrible stories here;
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Re: Pearl Harbour

Postby pat toms » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:30 pm

Michael.I was just thinking that the titanic might have been used to transport soldiers in time of war like the Olympic was and also My Grandfather might have served in a ship of War but missed the war,as he served in the British Mediteranean fleet in the Royal Navy prior to the Titanic sailing.As it was many of the ships he served on in the Royal navy were sunk by land mines torpedoes etc by the German Navy so if he had not gone on the titanic he might have been killed on one of these ships.
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Re: Pearl Harbour

Postby Carla » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:58 am

I live in Phoenix, Arizona where there are housed a number of items from the USS Arizona in the Arizona State Capital Museum. Outside, in the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, one can see an anchor and signal mast from the USS Arizona. It seems a lot of people know about the anchor and signal mast, but not about the items and a piece of the ship located inside, which is a shame because there are a lot of really interesting pieces to be seen. I posted some pictures a while back on my blog.

Some photos of a piece of the superstructure in the museum.

Other items inside the museum.

The following link has some pictures of some of the beautiful pieces of silver that had been taken off the USS Arizona prior to the attack, as well as some information on an activity referred to as "strip ship" that I learned from Paul Stillwell while reading his book "Battleship Arizona An Illustrated History." The pieces are just beautiful and include a candelabra and goblets, among other items.

More pieces, including a letter to Captain J.D. Burgess informing him the Battleship Arizona Silver Service is paid for.

The signal mast and anchor.

One of the articles above talks about preserving these stories. I tell everyone I know about The Veterans History project, which is a project of the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress. I did it for my Dad and now not only is his story preserved in the Library of Congress, but I learned a lot about his time in the Army. The point of the Veterans History Project is to collect and preserve the personal accounts for future generations. More information can be found at their website.
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