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A Pearl Harbor Veteran Tells His Harrowing Story of Survival

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A Pearl Harbor Veteran Tells His Harrowing Story of Survival

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Mickey Ganitch, a U.S. sailor stationed at Pearl Harbor, was gearing up for a football game on December 7, 1941, when hundreds of fighter pilots appeared in the sky. He recounts the rest of that horrific day and how he narrowly survived.

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After suffering through one of the greatest military attacks in modern U.S. history, America rose from the ashes of Pearl Harbor and fought their way to victory. Perhaps no weapon helped turn the tide in the Pacific theater greater than the 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft cannon. Join host Paul Shull as he tracks down two critical parts that will resurrect one of these devastating weapons to full working order. Then hear the stories of a Naval veteran who witnessed the carnage of December 7, 1941 firsthand.

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