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#1 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 10:43 AM

Aloha Everyone,

 

I've had this original 8 x 10 unpublished photograph in my collection for many years and on the occasion of the 75th observance of the Attack upon the Hawaiian Islands have decided to post it.

 

This is the armed provisional Naval Infantry marching in formation in December, 1941 along with their Navy Corpsmen and attached USN Medical Detachment at Naval Air Station Kaneohe.  Anyone familiar with Kaneohe Bay will recognize the parade ground and ammunition bunker in the background.  Also note the sandbag gun emplacements and the USN Photographers Mate on the right side.

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Edited by Salvage Sailor, 09 December 2018 - 06:49 PM.
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Posted 06 December 2016 - 10:45 AM

Detail - Reviewing Party

 

 

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 10:46 AM

Detail - Armed Naval Infantry

 

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 10:47 AM

Detail - Naval Infantry

 

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 10:49 AM

Detail - Overview - Reviewing Officer on left, Photographers Mate on right

 

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 10:51 AM

Detail for the Cart aficionados - Medical Detachment with cart

 

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 10:52 AM

Detail - BAR Gunners

 

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 11:18 AM

Incredible picture..

 

Thank you for posting. I wonder how many more unpublished photos of the attack or the mobilization after the attack have never been seen..

 

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 09:41 AM

75 years ago today.....

 

Paradise Lost - The First Attack  http://www.homeofher...earl_2finn.html


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 09:51 AM

Great photo !

 

 

Mahalo nui loa.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:06 AM

Remembering NAS Kaneohe, The first attack......

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 06:59 PM

Navy Medal of Honor Citation for John W. Finn, USN - The first to be presented to an American serviceman in World War II
 
Signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt 
32nd President of the United States of America
 
For extraordinary heroism, distinguished service, and devotion above and beyond the call of duty. During the first attack by Japanese airplanes on the Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Territory of Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, he promptly secured and manned a .50 caliber machine gun mounted on an instruction stand in a completely exposed section of the parking ramp, which was under heavy enemy machine gun strafing fire.
 
Although painfully wounded many times, he continued to man this gun and to return the enemy's fire vigorously and with telling effect throughout the enemy strafing and bombing attacks and with complete disregard for his own personal safety. It was only by specific orders that he was persuaded to leave his post to seek medical attention. Following first-aid treatment, although obviously suffering much pain and moving with great difficulty, he returned to the squadron area and actively supervised the rearming of returning planes. His extraordinary heroism and conduct in this action are considered to be in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Service.

 

Painting:  The Warriors of Kaneohe by Jim Laurier

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