Day of the Kamikaze

Discussion in 'History' started by Oddball, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,501
    Thanks Received:
    8,449
    Trophy Points:
    2,010
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,556
    The father of one of our members, who will remain unnamed to protect their anonymity, was involved in this mess.

    I also know an F-6 pilot from the Ticonderoga, who once told me that kamikaze attacks were the only time he felt safer out flying patrol missions than aboard the CV.

    :salute:

    Day of the Kamikaze • November 25, 1944

    From the diary of a sailor aboard the USS Essex...

    Kamikaze 11-25-1944 Part 1

    :salute:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  2. regent
    Offline

    regent Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    9,355
    Thanks Received:
    1,007
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +2,266
    Spent seven wonderful days, really, as a GI on the APA Pierce going to Luzon for the invasion. Some kamikazes but don't remember any threatening us. Navy even fed us. Eight hundred ships as I remember.
     
  3. CrusaderFrank
    Offline

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    92,338
    Thanks Received:
    16,918
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    NYC
    Ratings:
    +53,408
    I never heard my Dad talk about the war until he was interviewed for that movie.

    My brothers were in the audience with me and we looked at each other like "wft?!" He was awarded a Purple Heart, but he never shared the details with us.

    One of the best days of his life was Veterans Day in DC at the WWII Memorial when a group of High School students talked to him and treated him as if he were a living national treasure.

    Thank you for that, J

    It's gets a little easier as time passes, but it's still tough
     

Share This Page