Monday, February 15, 2010

A Little WWII History

I'm not usually one to post YouTube videos on this blog nor do I normally stray "off topic" from Tulsa's history. However, this footage showed up in my inbox today and I was so moved I wanted to share it. Perhaps because of my involvement with the new exhibit at Tulsa Historical Society is why. It covers the 1940's and WWII is, of course, touched upon quite a bit. More likely, however, it is because any one of these Navy pilots could be my late father. This is rare, color film showing life on a carrier ship in the Pacific. It leaves me in awe.
And so very proud.

4 comments:

DrillerAA09 said...

Thank you very much for sharing this. My father served aboard the carrier, Bunker Hill, during WWII. Dad passed away this past December, and I miss him.

Nancy said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I lost my dad 7 yrs ago and still miss him, too. My dad was aboard the USS Essex. The only story he ever really shared was about his plane going overboard on a return landing. He never went into detail nor did he even say that his plane was damaged from the reconnaissance mission. Seeing them limping "home" in this short video brought the reality home.

GreenEyes said...

This video added a lot to what I have recently learned about aircraft carriers in WWII. Very interesting.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Incredible video. Thanks for posting.