December 07, 2010

69 Years Ago



There is a brief account by Fuchida of his view of the attack here. Interesting in that it gives some idea of the sheer force of the explosion that sank Arizona.

We were about to begin our second bombing run when there was a colossal explosion in battleship row. A huge column of dark red smoke rose to 1000 meters. It must have been the explosion of a ship's powder magazine. The shock wave was felt even in my plane, several miles away from the harbor.


Wow.

Also. On this solemn day of remembrance, Google reminds us of one reason we use Bing.

Update: Added the missing hyperlink

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