• There’s Nothing Wrong With Our Radar! – George E. Elliott Jr

    by George E. Elliott Jr. Edited by David J. Castello Editor’s Note: The article below is the culmination of a series of interviews I had with George E. Elliott Jr. Since testifying before the Congressional Investigation of Pearl Harbor (1946), this was the first time he had spoken publicly about the incredible events that occurred at a radar station near Kahuku Point, Oahu during the early morning hours of December 7th, 1941. In November 1941, I was sent from the Signal Company Aircraft Warning Hawaii (SCAWH) at Schofield Barracks to a base at Kawailoa on the north of Oahu to help install a Radar Unit nine miles away 526 feet…

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    USS Bowfin Ship Specifications

    (SS-287) CLASS: Balao CONSTRUCTED Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (actually located in Kittery, Maine) KEEL LAID 23 July 1942 LAUNCHED 7 December 1942, hence her nickname the “Pearl Harbor Avenger” SPONSOR Mrs. Jane Gawne, wife of Captain James Orville Gawne, USN COMMISSIONED 1 May 1943 COMPLEMENT Originally 70 men (7 officers & 63 enlisted), later increased to 80 men (10 officers & 70 enlisted) DISPLACEMENT 1,810 tons (diving trim); 2,415 tons (submerged) LENGTH 311 feet 9 13/16 inches MAXIMUM BEAM 27 feet 3 inches MEAN DRAFT 15 feet 3 inches (diving trim) FREEBOARD 12 feet 5 inches @ bow (diving trim) 3 feet 11 inches @ stern (diving trim)…

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    USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park

    USS Bowfin Tickets! – USS Bowfin Ship Specifications – Mission Statement:¬†USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park’s mission is to restore and preserve the WWII submarine USS Bowfin (SS-287). Bowfin Park’s parent organization, the Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association (PFSMA), is a non-profit group that receives no state or federal funding. The museum includes an extensive look at the fascinating history of submarines from the first daring attempt in 1776 to use a submersible in warfare to the feats of today’s nuclear submarines. The submarine provides an opportunity for visitors to go below deck aboard this National Historic Landmark, the Famous World War II submarine, USS Bowfin (SS-287). Launched on December…

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    USS Missouri Battleship Specifications

    Class: Iowa class battleship Length: 887 feet 3 inches Beam: 108 feet 3 inches Draft: 34 feet 9 1/4 inches Weight: 58,000 tons (full load) 45,000 tons (unloaded) Speed: In excess of 30 knots (35 mph) Boilers: Eight 600 PSI Babcock & Wilcox Main Engines: Four geared General Electric turbines Tank Capacity: 2.5 million gallons of fuel oil 30,000 gallons of aviation fuel 239,000 gallons of fresh water

  • Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, USA - September 24, 2018: Panoramic shot of huge cannons and deck of USS Missouri

    USS Missouri Memorial – Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

    USS Missouri Tickets! – USS Missouri Ship Specifications – The USS Missouri (the “Mighty Mo”) proudly rides at anchor in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, next to the USS Arizona Memorial, the two marking the beginning and the end of World War II. The USS Missouri Memorial opened January 29, 1999 and is one of the most popular attractions in Hawaii. One cannot fail to be deeply moved by the historic significance of this great ship. She was the last battleship ever built and the biggest. She is almost 900 feet long and over 100 feet in beam and more than 200 feet in height. Each link in the 1,200-foot long chains…

  • Aerial view of USS Arizona and USS Missouri Memorials at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

    USS Arizona Survivors List

    – Casualty List – – Ship’s Specifications – USS Arizona Survivors – Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 United States Navy Charles A. Amacher, Sea1c John D. Anderson, BM2c Walter F. Bagby, SF3c Masten A. Ball, F1c Galen O. Ballard, F1c DeWayne Barth, BM1c Edward F. Bass, F2c William N. Baumeister, ACMM Harvey H. Becker, GM2c Edwin W. Bemis, Sea1c Earl D. Bennett, GM3c George A. Berdollt, FC3c Leroy A. Bird, CTC Estelle Birdsell, MM1 Daniel T. Birtwell, Lt. Comdr. Edward R. Bodey, BM2c Andrew J. Bowen, Jr., CMM Harry F. Bradshaw, Sea1c John Braydis, Sea1c Gene R. Brown,Sea1c Robert J. Browning, Sea2c John F. Bruce, GM3c Lauren F. Bruner, FC3c…

  • Aerial view of the Arizona memorial Pearl Harbor in Honolulu

    USS Arizona Memorial – Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

    USS Arizona Tickets! Pearl Harbor Family Package, Pearl Harbor Battleships Tour of Oahu, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Tour, Private Tour: Pearl Harbor Experience, Island Hopping Pearl Harbor Tour, Pearl Harbor Sightseeing and Honolulu Duck Tour, Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Combination Tour and so many more options¬†HERE! – Casualty List – – Ship’s Specifications – – Survivor List – he USS Arizona is the final resting place for many of the ship’s 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941 in Pearl Harbor. The 184-foot-long Memorial structure spanning the mid-portion of the sunken battleship consists of three main sections: the entry and assembly rooms; a central area designed…

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    USS Arizona Battleship Specifications

    – Casualty List – – Survivor List – SHIP’S DATA NAME ARIZONA HULL NUMBER BB-39 BUILDER BROOKLYN NAVY YARD, NEW YORK LAID DOWN MARCH 16, 1914 CHRISTENED JUNE 19, 1915, BY MISS ESTHER ROSS. COMMISSIONED OCTOBER 17, 1917 CONSTRUCTION COST $7,425,000.00 (HULL AND MACHINERY), $12,993,579.23 (TOTAL) DIMENSIONS DISPLACEMENT 34,207 TONS (NORMAL); 37,654 TONS (FULL LOAD) LENGTH (WL) 600′ LENGTH (OA) 608′ MAXIMUM BEAM 106′ 3″ MEAN DRAFT 28′ MAXIMUM DRAFT 33′ 6″ PROPULSION AND MACHINERY TOTAL WEIGHT OF MACHINERY 2,462 TONS (WITH LIQUIDS) BOILERS SIX BUREAU EXPRESS TYPE; 300-PSI/472 DEGREES F. OPERATING TEMPERATURE. DRIVE FOUR WESTINGHOUSE GEARED IMPULSE/REACTION 3,600 RPM HIGH-PRESSURE MAIN TURBINES; FOUR WESTINGHOUSE GEARED IMPULSE/REACTION 3,600 RPM CRUISE…

  • USS Arizona Casualty List

    – Ship’s Specifications – – Survivor List – Name Rank Service State AARON, Hubert Charles Titus F2c USN Arkansas ABERCROMBIE, Samuel Adolphus S1c USN Texas ADAMS, Robert Franklin S1c USN Alabama ADKISON, James Dillion S1c USN Texas AGUIRRE, Reyner Aceves S2c USN AGUON, Gregorio San N. MATT1c USN Guam AHERN, Richard James F1c USN Pennsylvania ALBEROVSKY, Francis Severin BMKR1c USN California ALBRIGHT, Galen Winston S1c USN Indiana ALEXANDER, Elvis Author S2c USN Arkansas ALLEN, Robert Lee SF3c USN Texas ALLEN, William Clayborn EM1c USN California ALLEN, William Lewis SK2c USNR Texas ALLEY, Jay Edgar GM1c USN ALLISON, Andrew K. F1c USN Missouri ALLISON, J. T. F1c USN ALTEN, Ernest Mathew…

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    Today’s Pearl Harbor Allure

    Regardless of your age, or your interest in World War II, a visit to Pearl Harbor Hawaii is an extremely emotional experience. There are many war memorials across America, but there’s something truly different here. At 7:55 on the sunny morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941, 183 Japanese warplanes swooped out of a cloudless sky and demolished the US Pacific fleet docked at Pearl Harbor. It was this single catastrophic event, not the invasion of Poland, the Battle of Britain or the persecution of the Jews, that finally dragged the United States into World War II. But you already knew that, right? What you didn’t know, and won’t until you…