I16tou Discovery


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From The Star Bulletin:

Sea yields clues to '41 attack
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New evidence indicating the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor effectively from under water, as well as the air, was announced today by the "NOVA" television series on the anniversary of the 1941 attack that led the United States into World War II.
More at http://www.starbulletin.com/news/20091207_sea_yields_clues_to_41_attack.html

From The L.A. Times:

Pearl Harbor mini-submarine mystery solved?
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The remains of a Japanese mini-submarine that participated in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor have been discovered, researchers are to report today, offering strong evidence that the sub fired its torpedoes at Battleship Row.

That could settle a long-standing argument among historians.
More at http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-sci-minisub7-2009dec07,0,6991792.story

Comment: A very important discovery and one which deserves it's own thread. Keep an eye on Parks Stephenson's website on this at http://i-16tou.com/
 
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ABC News with Peter Gibson also reported the finding of the mini-sub, and a brief clip. Gibson reported that NOVA will document a special next month (2010). And yes, the torpedoes had been fired!

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The special aired on NOVA last night, it was very well done with much insight to the final resting place of the 5th mini-sub. I was just curious to know why absolutely no sea-life is seen at the 1000' depth wreck? As you know with most deep-water wrecks, life is abundant...so hats off to Parks Stephenson & John Chatterton once again.

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>>I was just curious to know why absolutely no sea-life is seen at the 1000' depth wreck?<<

It probably was, but since it has little relevance to the history of the wreck, (Which is in Pearl Harbour itself) nobody focused on that.
 
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From Global Security.org:

Scientists Clarify ‘Mini-Sub’ Role at Pearl Harbor
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2010 — Scientists who have been studying wreckage from Japanese mini-submarines that were part of an advance strike force on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, say a new television show is informative, but could leave viewers with misunderstandings.

For one thing, they say, the show -- part of PBS’s “NOVA” series -- reveals no new discoveries.
More at http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2010/01/mil-100108-afps07.htm

Comment: HOWEVER, it's not always the discovery which is as important as it is to actually recognize it's signifigence.
 

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