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U.S. Carrier Question

Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by Boba Nette, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. Boba Nette

    Boba Nette New Member

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    On December 7,1941,how many U.S. carriers were in the general area of Pearl Harbor?We all know no carriers were present on this date.Which ones were either close to Pearl Harbor or at least stationed in the Pacific?
     
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    On the morning of 7 Dec, Lexington CV-2 was about 420 miles SE of Midway en route to delivering VMSB 231, and Enterprise CV-6 was about 200 miles W of Oahu returning to Pearl Harbor after having delivered VMF 211 to Wake on 4 Dec. Saratoga CV-3 was in San Diego but was soon ordered to Pearl. Ranger CV-4, Wasp CV-7, Yorktown CV-5, and Hornet CV-8 all were on the East Coast, preparing to face the most expected threat.
     
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    Some sources claim USS Nimitz was around there too...... :lol:
     
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    You have seen that movie?
     
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    I'd like to kill the guy that wrote the ending!!! :angry:
     
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    Yes, they had 'Hollywood Man" helping to direct them against the Japanese.
     
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    I have, several times. In fact, a guy I knew in the Navy was aboard NIMITZ whilke they were filming. I've always loved the dogfight between the F-14s and the Zeroes! :cool:
     
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    Well, I haven't seen it. I thought I'd buy that DVD but wasn't sure if it was worth the price.
     
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    It's not a bad movie, tough not one I would spend money on buying it on DVD.
     
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    A better DVD to spend your money on, IMO, is "The Fighting Lady," which is a one-hour wartime color documentary filmed in 1944 aboard the USS Yorktown CV-10. Excellent footage of dogfighting, strafing and dive bombing Japanese island bases, carrier takeoffs, landings, and crashes, as well as life aboard an Essex-class carrier. Skip the Hollywood hokum and watch the real deal. :grin:
     
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    I've always enjoyed watching combat footage, although part of me wonders if that's entirely healthy, mentally speaking.
     
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    ... well, I haven't heard of anyone basing a legal defense on the belief that "combat footage" made him do it ... :smok:
     
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    Hush! You might give them ambulance chasers ideas! :wink:
     
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    I find Airplane combat footage very strange. At first you think wow and it's boys and their toys.

    But if you think about it, when you watch the ME109's wing burst into flames and fall off their is some poor guy in that plane who probably never made it and had a very stressful and tragic last minute or two as his plane burnt around him

    Bomber footage is even worse, when I watch it I always look for shutes, hoping they come out and open and counting the occupents.

    FNG
     
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    Same here. :(
     

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