Wednesday, December 07, 2016

75 Years Later

North Shore airfield for small aircraft and chutists (1/2016)
In January we went looking for the remains of the Haleiwa landing strip that played a key role in Oahu's defense on Pearl Harbor Day. We couldn't get through the gate, so we spent a pleasant hour at a nearby airfield watching the parachutists.

On the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we remember the seven pilots who changed Yamamoto's mind, as well as the thousands who died on the Arizona, Oklahoma, and 16 other ships.

It's not an overstatement to say that much of subsequent history was shaped by the events of that day.

The Wall of Names at the Arizona Memorial.

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