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No Japanese Planes at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
12-05-2012, 11:46 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-06-2013, 05:36 AM by Martin Timothy.)
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No Japanese Planes at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
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Quote:Despite the bomber flights shopped onto this pic, US anti   aircraft gunners on Diamond Head said there were no enemy aircraft at   Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 - Source: MovieTone News, in a clip that  appeared to have been filmed on location the same day, that was included   in the first cut of 911 hit piece Loose Change!

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Quote:Despite the smoke and the sunken ships, sailors shootin'  the breeze and others just getting on with their business, says they  were in no way concerned a hostile attack by a foreign power had taken  place!

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Quote:Wheeler Army Air Field, December 7, 1941, smoke coming  from planes on a row of undamaged aircraft, upwind of a  conflagration  of other burning planes, and no blast damage or bomb  craters anywhere,  says the aircraft were deliberately set alight at ground level.

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Quote:No one appears to be at action stations, despite the  undamaged  battleship should be an obvious target for enemy bombers,  while  spectators wandering around, fails to assert a force of some  hundreds of  enemy planes is at large!

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Quote:No one appears to be too concerned, spectators are  cramming every  vantage point on an as yet undamaged vessel, surely if  an attack were  underway it would be the last place to be!

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Quote:Officially, beginning at 06:00 hours the first wave of 183  fighters and torpedo bombers, struck at the fleet in Pearl Harbor, and  the airfields in  Hickam, Kaneohe and Ewa.

The second strike launched at 07:15 hours, consisted of 167 aircraft   which struck at the same targets, at 07:53 hours the next wave  consisting of 40 Nakajima B5N2 Kate" torpedo bombers, 51 Aichi D3A1  "Val" dive  bombers, 50 high Altitude bombers, and 43 Zeros, struck at  airfields and  at Pearl Harbor.

US Casualties:

USA : 218 KIA, 364 WIA.

  USN: 2,008 KIA, 710 WIA.

  USMC: 109 KIA, 69 WIA.

  Civilians: 68 KIA, 35 WIA.

  TOTAL: 2,403 KIA, 1,178 WIA.

  Battleships

  USS Arizona (BB-39) - total loss when a bomb hit her magazine.

  USS Oklahoma (BB-37) - Total loss when she capsized and sunk in the harbor.

  USS California (BB-44) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and repaired.

  USS West Virginia (BB-48) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and repaired.

  USS Nevada - (BB-36) Beached to prevent sinking. Later repaired.

  USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) - Light damage.

  USS Maryland (BB-46) - Light damage.

  USS Tennessee (BB-43) Light damage.

  USS Utah (AG-16) - (former battleship used as a target) - Sunk.

  Cruisers

  USS New Orleans (CA-32) - Light Damage..

  USS San Francisco (CA-38) - Light Damage.

  USS Detroit (CL-8) - Light Damage.

  USS Raleigh (CL-7) - Heavily damaged but repaired.

  USS Helena (CL-50) - Light Damage.

  USS Honolulu (CL-48) - Light Damage..

  Destroyers

  USS Downes (DD-375) - Destroyed. Parts salvaged.

  USS Cassin - (DD-372) Destroyed. Parts salvaged.

  USS Shaw (DD-373) - Very heavy damage.

  USS Helm (DD-388) - Light Damage.

  Minelayer

  USS Ogala (CM-4) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.

  Seaplane Tender

  USS Curtiss (AV-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.

  Repair Ship

  USS Vestal (AR-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.

  Harbor Tug

  USS Sotoyomo (YT-9) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.

  Aircraft

  188 Aircraft destroyed (92 USN and 92 U.S Army Air Corps.)
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