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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by big creep, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

  2. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,056

    from Hawaii

    I give my regards to the Arizona crew every time I drive over to Ford Island.
  3. Rebel 1
    Joined: Oct 25, 2010
    Posts: 568

    Rebel 1

    Thanks for posting.
  4. Novadude55
    Joined: Nov 10, 2009
    Posts: 2,352

    from CA

  5. Road Oiler
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 146

    Road Oiler

    Awesome pictures. My thanks to everyone that served during that horrible time, from one Vet to another, Thank You.
  6. nico32
    Joined: Oct 30, 2008
    Posts: 717

    from fdl, wi

    Great pics, thanks
  7. briggs&strattonChev
    Joined: Feb 20, 2003
    Posts: 2,233


    Im not even half done with the pics, but I had to come back to thank you. Thanks
  8. Wow, great pics!!

  9. Big Creep: Thanks for posting. I was stationed with the USN at CINCPACFLT which is just up the hill from the Arizona Memorial. I went by there everyday. I will never forget the death and devastation suffered by the U.S. on that fateful day, 7 Dec 1941, as I will never forget the death and destruction of 11 Sep 2001. Many thanks to all who have served and to all who are currently serving, and especially to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice, so that we can be free to follow our dreams and desires.
  10. Excellent pics , there is quite a few I have never seen before .. God bless our troops past present and future..
  11. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503


    Great collection of pictures---thanks for posting. My Dad fought in the islands during WWll -- never talked much about it. Looking at these, I can kinda see why.
  12. Ebert
    Joined: Feb 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,915


    My wife and I had the opportunity to visit this past December. Obviously, it was quite moving and God Bless all who have served our country. The shot with the black spots of oil is of exactly that...oil still leaks from the Arizona and I believe they call them "tears of sorrow."

    Attached Files:

  13. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,792

    from Zoar, Ohio

  14. A.P. Photography
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 285

    A.P. Photography

    Thanks for posting the link.
  15. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,381

    from New York

    My dad was in the Army Air Corp in WW2. He will be 92 in February. The Greatest generation for sure
  16. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john

    .........Thanks for the thread.........We will never forget.....these men and women gave their all....
  17. BigNick1959
    Joined: Oct 23, 2006
    Posts: 639


    Thanks for the post, it's also a great site and is now in my "Favorites"
  18. oldandkrusty
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,119


    Big C, thanks for sharing. Three of my uncles went from Africa up through Italy and up into Austria and Germany! One really never recovered and died from alcoholism caused by the horrors he had seen and could never forget. The other two are gone now. I think of them often and thank my lucky stars that there were men like my uncles who did what they had to do during unbelievably gut-wrenching times.
  19. CalGasser
    Joined: Apr 11, 2005
    Posts: 793


    Holy cow Big C, you have a whole history lesson in black and white! :eek: Amazing and impressive pictures - very humbling!

    I worked at Pearl Harbor Shipyard from '65 - '81 and have a lot of fond memories. I've heard lots of stories and been to many historic sites there. One story I'll never forget is from an old Rigger that worked there that Sunday morning... he was in dry dock 1 or 2 and heard all the commotion. He looked up and saw the planes and went running up and out of the dry dock and hid under a flatbed trailer. He remembers seeing a Zero that was shot and going down and saw the pilot throw open his canopy and began shooting at people below with a machine gun..:eek: and crashed at Hospital Point near dry dock 4. It must've been pure chaos that morning! :mad:

    Thanks for the pix,
  20. cyclesounds
    Joined: Apr 10, 2010
    Posts: 93


    What an awesome collection of photos. I was stationed at Pearl Harbor and lived on Ford Island while our ship was in dry dock. I remember going to the hangers and seeing the bullet holes. I plan on taking the wife there for the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011
  21. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    big creep

    you better go quick. they are building homes for the navy there soon, if not already!! i was told this in 05 so i dont know how it sit now. i was told they even planed on taking the tower down, since i havent been there in 6 years i dont know if its true. can anyone please fill us in if this has happened yet???

  22. AllenK
    Joined: Dec 12, 2010
    Posts: 220


    Never forget!! My grandma's little brother died on Saipan in WWII,and I think he was all of 19 years old. He never even made it to the beach. Mammaw has his Purple Heart and Flag in her living room,and it's very moving to hear her talk about them getting the news of his death.

    My great-uncle could've stayed on the farm,but he chose to serve his country. RIP J.F. Clark!
  23. Those guys really were the "Greatest Generation". My uncle did not make it back from Europe but my dad made it back from the Pacific. It wasn't until late in his life he could even speak of the war. I really miss him now.
  24. beauishere
    Joined: Mar 17, 2004
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  25. 94hoghead
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,290


    When I was in high school I used to paint house for a guy that was at Pearl Harbor during the attack. It was pretty awesome to hear him tell about running tree to tree while the Japanese planes were trying to shoot them....He was in town and had to make a run for the Harbor when the attack started.
  26. 66JameStang
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 76


    It makes me very thankful for the men and women that serve, I can't imagine having been there under that carnage shown in those pictures. It is a great reminder of the strength of America through trial and tribulation. I am thankful.
  27. Jobe
    Joined: Oct 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,248

    from Austin, Tx

    [​IMG]It amazes me everytime I see a show, look at photos or read a story about the many areas of fighting during WWII and the shear number of men involved...those that served and survived...and those that did not. It's truly mind boggling to me, seeing the make shift graves on Iwo Jima...sobering to say the least.

    This photo amazed me...imagine trying to fly through that?
  28. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,056

    from Hawaii

    The tower has been designated a historic landmark and is slated for renovation. They have built Navy housing out there, but some of the old hangers still exist. The runway is overgrown but still pretty much there. You can still see the patches in the apron from the shells & bullets.The USS Utah is still there. I was out there few years ago when they dredged up the mast of the USS Oklahoma I believe it was. Pretty awesome and sobering at the same time. Being a former sailor Pearl Harbor always strikes me as special, and I often wonder what it was like back then when I'm on the base. Drydock 4, the old battleship drydock is HUGE. They can put two regular ships in it with room to spare.
  29. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

    wow! thanks for the info! i cant wait to go back!!! i love love love! Hawaii!!!!

  30. Fatbob309
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 491


    My Grandpa served on the the USS Hornet during the war. Never talked about it. Showed me his footlocker a few times and let me look at a few pics he still had. He would tell me "Don't tell anyone I still have this stuff."
    I miss talking to him.

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