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1941: Texas goes to war by James Ward Lee, Carolyn N. Barnes, Kent A. Bowman, Laura

By James Ward Lee, Carolyn N. Barnes, Kent A. Bowman, Laura Crow, Ann Richards

In 1941, while the japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. came across itself in a complete warfare, the folks of Texas rallied to the battle attempt. women and men rushed to affix the military. those that remained behind—men, girls, and children—were infantrymen at the domestic entrance: They rolled bandages, noticed airplane, educated for air raids, stuffed jobs left vacant via provider males, gathered scrap scrimped and stored and obtained through with rationed sugar, meat, sneakers, tires, and gasoline. Texas turned a middle for education and equipping the best warfare computing device the area had ever seen.

World battle II replaced Texas from oil and livestock and cotton to and agribusiness.The know-how that grew out of the war—radar, tv, jet airplane, air-con for the masses—made a Texas that had now not been imagined sooner than 1941. And the Texans themselves replaced, as they left the country for overseas and for different elements of the U.S.. They left the rustic for the town to paintings in and so much might by no means go back to the farm other than in retirement years.

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One unarmed B-17 accidentally survived when a crew member, taking pictures of the attackers, frightened them, apparently giving them the idea that his camera was a machine gun. A radarman spotted enemy planes headed for Pearl from the east, but the brass dismissed the report because friendly planes from California were expected. This and other controversial incidents led to investigations of American preparedness at Pearl Harbor that destroyed the careers of two high-ranking officers and remains a subject of controversy among military historians to this day.

One unarmed B-17 accidentally survived when a crew member, taking pictures of the attackers, frightened them, apparently giving them the idea that his camera was a machine gun. A radarman spotted enemy planes headed for Pearl from the east, but the brass dismissed the report because friendly planes from California were expected. This and other controversial incidents led to investigations of American preparedness at Pearl Harbor that destroyed the careers of two high-ranking officers and remains a subject of controversy among military historians to this day.

Smaller boats, like the Shaw, were hit and destroyed. Most of the out-of-date aircraft were destroyed on the ground, as were some unarmed incoming B-17s from California. Two courageous Army pilots managed to take off in the heavy strafing and accounted for seven of the eleven Japanese planes downed in air-to-air combat. Other pilots who fought in the air were not so lucky and were shot down by the swarming Japanese fighters. One unarmed B-17 accidentally survived when a crew member, taking pictures of the attackers, frightened them, apparently giving them the idea that his camera was a machine gun.

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