Sailor Jerry: Day of Infamy
In Wisconsin, United States
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December 7, 1941
I had just been transferred to a new ship which was home ported in Hawaii. Flying over the big Island I could see the hull of the USS Arizona far below and knew I had to get a closer look at this memorial. I had 2 days before my ship returned from maneuvers and I would be allowed to join the crew. I decided to take the tour of Pearl Harbor, which turned out to be a wealth of information. I discovered that during the attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy, all 8 of our battleships had been sunk or damaged, 3 destroyers had been sunk or damaged, 3 cruisers damaged, 1 Minelayer sunk and 3 Miscellaneous Auxiliary ships damaged. In all, 188 aircraft had been destroyed and another 155 damaged. Last but not least was the loss of life in this unprovoked attack. In all, 2,402 military personnel had been killed, 1,247 wounded, with 57 civilians killed and 35 wounded. As I read the entire list of dead and missing Soldiers and Sailors, these names stuck in my mind for some insane reason.
Seaman 1st Class Edward Stanley Haven Jr.,
Fireman 3rd Class William Frank Brunner,
Machinist Mate 1st Class Keith Warren Tipsword,
Ensign Robert K. Bowers,
Radioman 2nd Class Quentin John Gifford,
Seaman 1st Class Donald Robert Shaum,
Seaman 1st Class Clyde Williams,
Seaman 1st Class William Bennett Wells and
Electricians Mate 3rd Class Loren Leigh Beardsley.
Solve for N44 30.ABC W087 5W.XYZ
Keith Warren Tipsword = A
Quentin John Gifford =B
William Bennett Wells = C
Robert K. Bowers = W
Quentin John Gifford = X
Edward Stanley Haven Jr. = Y
William Bennett Wells = Z
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In the wake of the attack, 16 Medals of Honor, 51 Navy Crosses, 53 Silver Crosses, four Navy and Marine Corps Medals, one Distinguished Flying Cross, four Distinguished Service Crosses, one Distinguished Service Medal, and three Bronze Stars were awarded to the American servicemen who distinguished themselves in combat at Pearl Harbor. Additionally, a special military award, the Pearl Harbor Commemorative Medal, was later authorized for all military veterans of the attack.
The actual Sailor Jerry in 2007.
Other Sailor Jerry Caches.
GC1JE3K Sailor Jerry
GC2DY23 Sailor Jerry: Gator Navy
GC2E9QD Sailor Jerry: Full Astern
GC2E257 Sailor Jerry: Life At Sea
GC2ECPX Sailor Jerry: The Navigator
GC2EJCN Sailor Jerry: Oceanus
GC2ENM7 Sailor Jerry: Battle of Sunda Strait
and GC2J4H6 Sailor Jerry: Final Voyage.
The adventures never end.
I would save the final coordinates
to all of the Sailor Jerry caches.
They will be needed to solve
GC2J4H6 Sailor Jerry: Final Voyage.
[President Franklin D. Roosevelt's address to Congress on December 8, 1941 - "With confidence in our armed forces (GPSr) - with the unbounding determination of our people (Cachers) - we will gain the inevitable triumph (FTF) - so help us God."
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All Sailor Jerry caches are located near water.
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Last Updated: on 8/28/2013 1:40:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (8:40 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum