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Was the Aloha tower attacked by Japanese planes or by falling anti-aircraft shells?
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Aloha Convers67,
Among my many letters, I had an exchange with the Aloha Tower historian...and neither of your questions were fact.
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thanks for the answer. The reason I asked was that on 3-27-05 in the Honolulu Advertiser an articlie by Bob Krauss says that quote: the clock also stopped when it was strafed by a Japanese warplane during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack this is according to a Herman Allerstorfer who is the current repairman for the tower clock, however he was not there for the attack he stated to work there in 1967. He states that he found a machine gun slug in one of the metal tubes that supports the clock Makes one wonder does it not. thanks

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Aloha Covers67,
You may use your real name here...it promotes harmony.

While the Japanese did not strafe the Aloha Tower, nor bomb the tower... just like well advertised artillery shell storys, the amount of outgoing bullets had to come down somewhere, too.

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Hi David,
  After watching your ironic sence of humor when it comes to discribing friendly fire, I must congratulate you on your finely tuned tact. I love the way you can say "OOPS We Missed" so elequintly. Keep it up!


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Stephany Henson  ;)
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Aloha Stephany,
Mahalo...after interviewing so many folk who were there...the witnesses have great sensitivity if one point is even remotely questioned. I remember one veteran who responded with great vigor over my challenge to his story. I continued to study the battle for several years and kept his letters in front of me. I continually told him to 'keep to his guns' as I sent little bits to him regarding his story as cited by others. Finally I discovered what he was looking at and delivered the answers...and his eyes opened just a little bit wider.
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