At almost the same instant a screening destroyer reported a sound contact. The fire was spotted by a shore fire control party and after the fog had lifted, by surface spotters. Likewise, the bombardment had to be conducted entirely by radar and indirect fire methods, land was never sighted.
Handled superbly in the face of many obstacles throughout this period, the PENNSYLVANIA achieved an illustrious combat record, reflecting the courage, skill and brilliant teamwork of the Officers who plotted her course, the Pilots who spotted her gunfire and the operational force which aided in maintaining her fighting efficiency.
From the far-off morning of the beginnings of the two peoples to their fall, no historians appeared to gather up the memorials of their past, to narrate and preserve the annals of these empires, to hand down their achievements to later days.
It seems to me that the moment has come when the question of bombing of German cities simply for the sake of increasing the terror, though under other pretexts, should be reviewed.
At hours the starboard secondary battery opened fire at a range of about yards. The 14" guns were replaced with the guns from the USS Oklahoma.
Both the main and secondary batteries fired, simultaneously during part of the run. There was no doubt about the kill. Moses as Commanding Officer.
I can see her to this day and shall never forget it. Again there was a dense fog, and again the approach was made by radar. No other ship fired at the plane. We saw the burning street, the falling ruins and the terrible firestorm.
The only living creatures found on the island were two ragged, lonely dogs. There was little activity of any kind. In the midst of winter with refugees pouring westward and troops to be rested, roofs are at a premium, not only to give shelter to workers, refugees, and troops alike, but to house the administrative services displaced from other areas.
The "Great List," which has been preserved, arranges the names in dynasties, and gives the regnal years of each king. The port condenser needed to be re-tubed; considerable hull work needed to be done to the starboard blister; number 4 strut bearing needed extensive repairs; and that satisfactory temporary repairs to get the ship ready in time for the next operation were beyond the capacity of the local facilities.
The proximity of land made it difficult and at times wholly impossible to pick up enemy planes by radar. The RAF also had an advantage over the Germans in the field of electronic radar countermeasures. They did an outstanding job. The severe effects that chemical weapons such as mustard gas and phosgene had on soldiers and civilians during World War I galvanized public and military attitudes against their continued use.
Dresden, the seventh largest city in Germany and not much smaller than Manchester is also the largest unbombed builtup area the enemy has got. Again there was a dense fog, and again the approach was made by radar.
From July 2l through July 30 she delivered supporting and harassing fire and star-shell illumination. On occasions planes were sighted and identified at 50, yards. Our light forces had fared better.
During the brief shoot the main battery expended, in 2", 3", and 6" gun salvos, rounds of high capacity ammunition and the secondary battery, rounds of AA common.
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“The end was near.” —Voices from the Zombie War The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million.
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