Re: Pearl Harbor Day: I 'd really like to know....
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Thank you so much for your interesting and informative message, which I gladly accept as a birthday present(1-17-1925 = 80!).
What a treat it is to get a first person account of the events on that day.
FYI, I lost a boyhood friend ,WORTH ROSS LIGHTFOOT, gm3CL.
(Fort Worth, TX), who was aboard the USS ARIZONA, and now rests therein.
The highlite of your message was your reference to underwater salvage work you assisted with on the USS VIRGINA.
I recently read DEEP WATER SALVAGE (I think that was the title. I'll confirm and get back to you.)
Among other things the very operation you describe...body recovery...debris...cofferdams et al, were exactly as the author wrote in his account of the VIRGINIA.
I have my daughter searching for my copy,and will forward any related information for your immediate attention ASAP.
Again, many thanks for your response.
Louie F. Turner.