N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2356 times:
1.(a) "Tora! Tora! Tora!" was actually the code sent back to the fleet by the pilot in command of the first wave of attack aircraft, reporting that they have Pearl in sight and have achieved total surprise (ie. no US fighters waiting for them). The actual go-ahead code "Climb Mt. Nitaka" was sent from Tokyo to the fleet several days earlier, instructing them to press on with the attack as planned.
2. (b) Douglas MacArthur was actually ordered by FDR to leave the Philippines. It was his deputy, Gen. Wainwright who was later forced to surrender.
Saloth Sar From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2336 times:
1. a Climb Mt. Nitaka
2. c Jonathan Wainwright
3. b Henderson Field
4. a Yamato & Musashi
5. b Richard I. Bong
6. c Leyte
7. a or c Wingate's Raiders or Chindits
8. a Missouri
Boeing in pdx = 4 of 8
N949WP = 2 of 2
FlyBoeing = 7 of 8 very good
USAFHummer = 4 of 8
Leftseat86 = 4 of 8 Cheated off Boeing in pdx, should have cheated from FlyBoeing instead...now go to the principal's office!