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In June 1940 a New York Doctor* organized a voluntary blood transfusion programme to aid Britain and France. Money was donated to start the campaign and none of the doctors , nurses ,workers or eighteen thousand regular donors were paid salaries or fees. Out of this campaign came new methods of separating, freezing, drying and storing blood plasma. As a result 750 flasks of plasma powder had arrived inHawaii just six weeks before the attack and were ready for immediate use with the casualties.
*John Scudder of New York's Presbyterian Hospital, who worked for John Bush, president of the Blood Transfusion Association
Page 568 , "Blood, tears and folly", by Len Deighton
Originally posted by mgallun
FDR knew, why did he move out the carriers on silly not needed missions? he got them and the newer CA and DDs out the save them... sacrificed the oldered BBs and CAs and poor men and women to get at hitler
Originally posted by JIMC5499
I have heard that the attack on Pearl Harbor ended up being a blessing in disguise for the US Navy. The logic behind this is surprisingly simple. The total number of those killed is right around 2400. Out of these over 1000 were from the USS Arizona alone. If the Japanese hadn't attacked at Pearl Harbor then the US fleet would have gone out against them after their attacks in the Phillipines and at Wake Island. At that time the US fleet was totally outclassed by the Japanese Navy and would have probably been wiped out in a confrontation.
The Americans already knew about the Japanese plans of attacking pearl harbour
Their codes were traced well in advance
and each of the Japanese steps were monitored
FDR knew, why did he move out the carriers on silly not needed missions?
he got them and the newer CA and DDs out the save them.