Remembering Pearl Harbor

It is befitting that we remember the 78th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor today as the terror attack in Florida that killed three and wounded eight is still fresh in our minds. So often terror attacks like this get forgotten so easily because of the nature and agenda of the 24 hours news cycle.

We have to understand that the NATURE of ALL WARFARE is DECEPTION.

That is how the Japanese succeeded  78 years ago and how jihadist have succeeded in killing thousands of Americans ON OUR OWN SOIL for the past 30+ years.

But don’t fool yourself in thinking that jihadist are our only enemy.

It’s not that simple.

Their are scores of others who at this very moment hold high positions in local, State and Federal Government that want the same thing as this POS jihadist wanted: THE WHOLESALE DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA.

Open your Eyes and Keep Your Guns Loaded.

Hard Times are Coming Down.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

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December 7,1941, is a date that will live in infamy.”

As we note the 78th anniversary of the bombing, how many people still think about Pearl Harbor?

Not many I know. I have heard the comment that it was so long ago.

I will always remember Pearl Harbor, and our daughters will be taught about Pearl Harbor.

They will be taught to honor the memory of the people who lost their lives there and in the war.

Both the Pearl Harbor attack and the attacks on the World Trade Center have been forgotten.

Both attacks were made by fanatical cowards.

Just as then, we are now in a fight for freedom.

Like then, the fanatics must be wiped out by whatever means are necessary.

Let’s take a look back at the attack at Pearl Harbor.

The Japanese aircraft carriers were approximately 270 miles north of the coast of Oahu

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Korean War US Navy only Ace

Excellent Piece of Korean War History.

Mike's Research

An “ace” is a military pilot credited with shooting down 5 enemy aircraft during aerial combat.    During the Korean War (1950 to 1953), there were 39 US Air Force (including one US Marine on temporary duty) aces flying F-86 Sabres for the UN.   On the Communist side, there were 52 Soviet “Volunteer” Mig-15 aces flying for the North Korean Air Force (KPAF) and between 6 to 9 Chinese Mig-15 aces.    Lieutenant Guy Pierre Bordelon Jr.  (1 February 1922 – 19 December 2002) was the only US Navy night fighter ace of the Korean War and was the last ace flying a propeller-driven aircraft of the 20th century.

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Bordelon earned his wings as a US Naval Aviator in 1943 and he became an instructor at Kingville, Texas but not because he was a good pilot.    He barely gradulated from the US Navy flight school where he almost washed out.    He was…

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Japan’s Underwater Aircraft Carriers – part one

Amazing Read!

Pacific Paratrooper

Lieutenant Commander Stephen L. Johnson had a problem on his hands; a very large problem. His Balao-class submarine, the Segundo, had just picked up a large radar contact on the surface about 100 miles off Honshu, one of Japan’s home islands, heading south toward Tokyo.  World War II in the Pacific had just ended, and the ensuing cease fire was in its 14th day. The official peace documents would not be signed for several more days.

As Johnson closed on the other vessel, he realized it was a gigantic submarine, so large in fact that it first looked like a surface ship in the darkness. The Americans had nothing that size, so he realized that it had to be a Japanese submarine.

This was the first command for the lanky 29-year-old commander. He and his crew faced the largest and perhaps the most advanced submarine in the world…

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Remembering D-Day 74 Years Later

Every year when June 6th rolls around I take some time with my family to remember D-Day and the awesome sacrifice made by so many to keep the world free.

The Nazi jackboot had torn across Europe with a fury, leaving countless scores of dead in it’s wake. The only way to stop it was a combined seaborne and airborne invasion by Allied Forces.

As a Military Historian, I always tell people (in the spirit of the great Paul Harvey) the “rest of the story” regarding D-Day is the two PRECEDING Amphibious Assaults in North Africa in 1942 with Operation Torch and Sicily and Italy in 1943 with Operations Husky and Avalanche. Without these landings, D-day would have been an unmitigated disaster.

 

For further study:

  1. D-Day by Stephen Ambrose

  2. D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor

  3. The Liberation Trilogy by Rick Atkinson

  4. D-Day Through German Eyes by Holger Eckhertz

  5. Band of Brothers DVD Box Set

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World War I History: German U-Boats in Rhode Island

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100 Years After The Great War Arrived On Americas Doorstep

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For those of you interested in the more obscure history of World War One, here is a book I read last year that I found absolutely fascinating:

Dark Invasion, 1915: Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America

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