Dec. 7, 1941, 22-yr-old Cornelia Fort became the 1st American woman pilot in a combat zone while flying over Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. While 2 other civilian planes were shot out of the sky, she made it thru' the strafing & landed her plane. She was among the first pilots recruited for the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron. In March 1943, she was killed by a midair collision while on a ferrying mission to Dallas.
Retired Navy Lt. Jim Downing was sitting down to breakfast when he heard the bombs start dropping down the road at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. What the USS West Virginia sailor saw and did next became one of the many legends from that fateful day.
Pearl Harbor Memorial ~ Oahu, Hawaii 1177 young men who were 19-20 years old lost their lives, when the ship the "Arizona" was sunk, during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. 1102 of them still lie in their watery grave in the sunken ship. Very emotional and sobering to see.
In the US propaganda showing hatred for Japanese was posted. In the poster above it shows an American man, wearing a patriotic shirt, present at the attack of Pearl Harbor. The man appears to be drowning in the water with sinking ships surrounding him and Japanese planes flying above, the man has his fist in the air showing his hatred and his persistence not to give up. The propaganda says Avenge Pearl Harbor our bullets will do it. This means the US will get back at Japan for their actions.
Remember Pearl Harbor: 75th anniversary Source: neoneocon.com Wednesday December 07 2016Today is the seventy-fifth anniversary of the December 7 1941 Pearl Harbor attack. The generation that reacted to it by mobilizing and fighting World War II is on its last legs. But they were the ones we still call the Greatest. I was reminded of this while watching one of those Oliver North War Stories TV shows about Pearl Harbor. It featured some of the elderly participants reminiscing about that…