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My Favorite myth was after the attack, there was a report that a dog was on a beach barking code to a japanese submarine
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Aloha Miss "Spider",
You may use your real name here in the spirit of harmony.

Ah, yes, the dog barking is really funny! A host of these myths, including the dog, were cited in the excellent volume about civilians in the days after the attack: Gwenfread Allen, Hawaii's War Years, 1941-1945 (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1950; reprinted: Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1971).

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Gives me a chance to introduce myself, I guess.

My favorite myth was the one Gordon Prange refers to in the appendix of "At Dawn We Slept," the scurrilous 1951 article in a small Chicago newspapers that claims that the attack was really carried out by British planes.  :p


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My favorite myth comes from the movie Tora, Tora, Tora and is that Admiral Yamamoto said the line, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."

At least, I think it's a myth!  I believe the actual statment is a bit different.

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Hi all,

My favorite myth has been around for awhile, but I noticed that in recent years has been "visited" by "experts" again.

The myth that a Japanese mini-sub is visible in the famous "Battleship Row" photo.

All five mini-subs have been accounted for during the attack...Ward sunk one (found in 2002)...Monaghan sunk one (1941)...One found in 1960 (had both torpedoes)...and one washed up at Bellows Field...What about the 5th sub?

Several confirmed reports from ship's logs report that the St. Louis was fired upon OUTSIDE the harbor, the torpedo exploding on a reef...this was also reported from a shore station.

Therefore, it is not possible that a sub was firing upon Battleship Row, and the "conning tower wake" is nothing more than splashes from aerial torpedoes dropped in the water from planes.

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My favorite myth originated when I was a kid. We all thought a bomb went down the Arizona's stack. None did of course. The fatal bomb was the one that struck starboard of turret 2 and exploded in the magazines.
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