The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Captain
Feb 27, 2009
505
On this day, December 7, 2012 this is the 71th year since Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. I know this isn't Pirate related but I kinda wished the 12 Day's of the Spiral started tomorrow. You should give a memorial out to everyone to remind them of when we Americans joined World War II with the Japanese not the Nazi's. So if ya had anybody die that day, tell us and if ya got some history on the USS Arizona, plz tell us.
R.I.P for who all died on that day and every other days. I close to the attack:
July: Throughout the summer, Adm. Yamamoto trains his forces and finalizes the planning of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Sept. 24: The "bomb plot" message from Japanese naval intelligence to Japan's consul general in Honolulu requesting a grid of exact locations of ships in Pearl Harbor is deciphered. The information is not shared with the Hawaii's Adm. Kimmel and Gen. Short.
November: Tokyo sends an experienced diplomat to Washington as a special envoy to assist Ambassador Kichisaburo Nomura, who continues to seek a diplomatic solution.
Japan wants the U.S. to agree to its southern expansion in Asia diplomatically but if those efforts were unsuccessful, Japan was prepared to go to war.
Nov. 16: Submarines, the first units involved in the attack, depart Japan.
Nov. 26: The main body, aircraft carriers and escorts, begin the transit to Hawaii.
Nov. 27: Kimmel and Short receive a so-called "war warning" from Washington indicating a Japanese attack, possibly on an American target in the Pacific, is likely.
Night of Dec. 6, Morning of Dec. 7: U.S. intelligence decodes a message pointing to Sunday morning as a deadline for some kind of Japanese action. The message is delivered to the Washington high command before 9 a.m. Washington time, more than 4 hours before the attack on Pearl Harbor. But the message is not forwarded to the Pearl Harbor commanders and finally arrives only after the attack has begun.
At 0755, Hawaiian time, the first wave of Japanese aircraft begin the attack. Along with the ships in Pearl Harbor, the air stations at Hickam, Wheeler, Ford Island, Kaneohe and Ewa Field are attacked.
The Japanese attack continues for two hours and 20 minutes. When it's over, more than 2,400 Americans are dead and nearly 1,200 wounded. Eighteen ships have been sunk or damaged. More than 300 aircraft are damaged or destroyed.

Lieutenant
Jan 29, 2010
161
Taking a moment to reflect on Pearl Harbor.

Captain
Feb 27, 2009
505
Hey this is now a memorial so anyone wanna list down any family members that died in this war or other war's plz do. A example would be like this (using my pirate's name):

Soldier:Jacob Freeman
Class: Marine
Rank: Lieutenant
War: World War II
Birth: August 14, 1912
Death: March, 27, 1945
Age: 33
R.I.P