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Gentlemen! <salute>

To that end I have been watching the mini-series "Winds of War" that came out in 1983 starring Robert Mitchum. A wonderful TV production that begins in April 1939 that is historically correct in the actions taken that got the United States involved in World War II. I am looking forward to the sequel "War and Remembrance" that came out in 1988. Most of the filming was done in Yugoslavia. It had a pretty interesting scene of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour.

One of the scenes was filmed in Bremerton, Washington aboard the BB-63 (Missouri) that was mothballed there before being moved to Pearl Harbour. I went aboard her on a Cub scout outing in the early 60's. :D

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Watch those 2 series too a long time ago, really good for a television production from the 80's.

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My father was just getting out of the naval hospital in San Diego on December 7, 1941, when he heard the news. He was supposed to be at Pearl Harbor, but was diagnosed with mumps the day his regiment shipped out. As it was, he arrived at Pearl by plane three days later, and spent his first week "right down on the edge of the harbor" towing away car wrecks and other piles of ruin. He said no one could have had a better view of the aftermath, and that the fires continued the whole time he was there.

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Wow that's something Dwight, but I imagine the view he had afterwards was....indescribable, though I can't think of an appropriate word at the moment, the photos alone from the days after with the burning fires show only a small part of what your Dad would've seen.

I can't recall which ship it was, but read on the deck log for it right when the attack started they had just taken on board their food stock delivery. A lot of ships had that morning, but this one was just wrapping up as it began. An odd tidbit I thought of.

The written account of Vice Admiral Homer N. Wallin, who oversaw a lot of the early salvage efforts until November 1942 is a really interesting read for the work that was done.

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Its amazing the BBs that they were able to get back into action. I got to see the Arizona Memorial in July of 2004 on a work trip to Oahu. If you have never been there its something you will want to do in your lifetime. I would have liked to have gone on the Mighty Mo but we didn't have time. Now that I am down in San Diego I hope to get on board the carrier they have here in San Diego harbor. If anyone else lives in the SD area and you would like to meet up with me for a tour of the USS Midway let me know. Its not ACW but its history nonetheless.

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