"December 7 1941, A Date That Will Live In Infamy." Top 5 Page for this destination Honolulu by Waalewiener

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The Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor.

On November 26, the Japanese attack fleet of 33 war ships and auxilary craft including 6
aircraft carriers left northern Japan, and set sail for the Hawaiian Islands It took a route far north of the normal shipping lanes. Early morning of Dec 7 1941, the ships had reached their launch positions
230 miles north of Oahu. At 6 am the first wave of fighter bombers and torpedo planes took off.
The night before some 10 miles outside of Pearl Harbor 4 midget submarines with two crewmen, and two torpedoes each were launched from larger '' mother '' Submarines.
The mission of these mini-subs was to enter Pearl Harbor before the airstrikes and than remain submerged untill the planes started attacking and then do as much damage as they could possible do.
The Japanese planes were spotted
at the radar station at Opana point , but they there were seen as friendly aircrafts that were due coming in , so no action was taken ,thus a complete surprise attack.
7 of the U.S fleet's Battle ships were
tied up along '' Battleship Row ''. There will be more information on Ships etc in the rest of my Honolulu page.

Come and meet an American Hero.

The U.S.S. Missourri entered Tokyo Bay early august 29 1945 to prepare for the formal surrender The ceremony with high ranking military officials of all the Allied Powers that came aboard September 2 1945.
General Douglas Mc, Arthur and the Japanese representatives come together as then the surrender ceremony was broadcast to the rest of the world.The war was now ended.

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    Aug 3, 2015 at 6:30 AM

    Hello, Hansi! Thanks for your great story.....This place is very rich in memorials... Pearl Harbor is a very memorable destination! I see so many picturesque spots!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2009 at 9:49 AM

    Just wondering - those scarves got anything to do with Obama's inauguration?!! Your continued determination with soooo many is a credit to you and your handycam!and the 2 lovely ladies ready for a night out on the town.

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    Mar 11, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    Hansi, I see that you have been here before. For future reference, I can get you two a great condo suite with a kitchenette for just $1500 per month!

  • benazer's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2008 at 6:39 PM

    Heyyyy Hansi My good friend,hope we can have some more laughs in near future. I miss you nice people both.

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    Oct 10, 2007 at 8:48 PM

    Had a wonderful (short though) visit with them.2 bad that the sun goes down so quickly now & that it was raining.They didn't get to Miss. until late so that made it hard.But we had fun! Hope to see them again in Dec. YES the cooler weather thank goodness!

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    May 10, 2007 at 7:20 PM

    Hi Hansi... I'm up in N Carolina for the long weekend (thru Sunday). Niece's graduation on Saturday in Durham and some field work Fri and Sun... Love it up here! Best to you and Lori!!! Hugs!

  • thecatsmeow's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2006 at 7:47 PM

    Hansi Nice page. I love looking at places I am going to visit through the eyes of other VTers. You have done a wonderful job and i am getting more and more excited! Wahoo 8 more weeks! Joyce

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    Sep 6, 2006 at 12:10 PM

    Iolani Palace looks beautiful! I would LOVE to see this close up--I imagine it would be well worth the trip...

  • kris-t's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2006 at 11:35 AM

    Great page! I got an estimate about this place finally ... Kris

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    Jan 27, 2006 at 5:55 AM

    What terrific pictures! You page have impressed me, mainly the USS Arizona pics and tips. Thank you for share your feelings.


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