December 24, 2011
Perhaps unsurprisingly considering my personal interests, I'd choose the Battle of Midway. More specifically, I'd choose to station myself on the bridge of the USS Hornet, just so I could find out what REALLY happened leading up to the "Flight To Nowhere", and what occurred afterwards. I'd probably jump into Stanhope Ring's SBD to find out his reactions and to see his heading choice.
My second pick would to be onboard the Akagi on June 4th, 1942. To see the events of Midway unfold from the standpoint of the Japanese would be nigh-on invaluable. My third choice would be May 27, 1941, onboard the HMS Rodney, to witness the sinking of the Bismarck, and to see if the Rodney really did torpedo the German battleship.
So what event would you choose?
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at December 24, 2011 03:15 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Siergen at December 24, 2011 04:11 PM (GcG9m)
I would want to be on the Yamato during the action off Samar to find out why Kurita snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. No offense intended to Taffy3 who fought well and hard to the last, but the way was clear after the Johnston went down....yet....
Posted by: brickmuppet at December 25, 2011 12:59 AM (EJaOX)
Tokyo when the decision to attack the US was made, or the Japanese Embassy to find out if it really was accidental that the war declaration was simply late.
Maybe watch Audy Murphy in action to witness true heroism.
If we weren't confined to WWII, I'd want to find out what happened to Amelia Erhart.
Posted by: Mauser at December 25, 2011 06:08 AM (cZPoz)
Posted by: Siergen at December 25, 2011 01:40 PM (GcG9m)
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