Reaction to Pearl Harbor

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Jennie Rosenzweig did not have a lot of friends who had husbands overseas. She had no one to share her experiences with...
When James Lee was a young kid, he was close buddies with a Japanese boy whose name was Toshi Yamamoto. They were...
Thomas W. Gillette moved from Bath, Maine to Hawaii [Annotator's Note: in 1940 to live with his sister, Lydia Grant...
The engines of the USS Perch (SS-176) were put back together, and Robert Lents said that the morning after the attack...
Joyce Leblanc said she usually went to school as normal. The teachers came to a point where they wouldn't even...
John Kerner heard of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor while he was walking down the street and overheard it. He and...
[Annotator's Note: Alice Howie's husband was killed in an aerial dogfight in Europe and was buried by a French prisoner...
Roy H. Matsumoto went to work in a fruit stand after his high school graduation [Annotator's Note: in 1933]. Jobs were...
Amelia Taylor discussed the developments of the war while she was in high school. It was very real to them. They...
Right after the attack [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941], martial law...
Ewalt "Walt" Shatz fired the machine guns [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Patterson (DD-392)] for the first time...
Archie Kelley [Annotator's Note: assigned to the USS West Virginia (BB-48)] was never questioned about Pearl Harbor...
In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941],...
Once the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor died down, Walter Oka and his siblings continued to watch the goings on for a...
En route to his battle station, Robert Kinzler had a clear view of Pearl Harbor, which was a mass of black smoke, with...
Donald Hoff [Annotator's Note: a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers in Scouting...
Carl Beck joined the Army at 17 in November 1942. He was born in 1925. He had been working with his father during the...
[Annotator's Note: Floyd Horne enlisted in the Army Air Forces at Chanute Field in Champaign County, Illinois in July...
Herbert W. Ridyard was in high school when he listened to President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano...
Albert Yamamoto [Annotator's Note: a Japanese American who went to Japan in 1940] was enrolled in school as a fifth...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer opens with talking of Ronald Reagan saying that America is exceptional because it...
Gordon Tadewaldt was born in June 1926 in Aurora, Illinois. He was one of five children. When his father lost his job...
John Morrow was born in April 1924 in Marksville, Louisiana. It is a small town and he knew almost everyone in town. He...
Clifford Smith was at home reading a comic book and listening to the radio on 7 December 1941 when the news of the...
On 7 December 1941, Benjamin Albert Glusing was at Camp Bowie [Annotator’s Note: in Brownwood, Texas] without an...
Leon Bass voluntarily entered the military. He was in a movie theater when he heard about Pearl Harbor [Annotator's...
Robert Max transferred to Ohio University for his sophomore year of college because the commute was easier and the...
Theodore E. Skinner, Sr. was born in May 1921 in the Bronx, New York City [Annotator's Note: New York, New York]. After...
Stanley Jack Birnbaum fought the war that was considered a "popular war" because it was necessary. He was a tall,...
James "Jim" Geisler was born and raised in Pittsburgh [Annotator's Note: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]. He was 18 years old...
William S. Meyers, Jr. was born in February 1924 in Tulsa, Oklahoma with one sister. He grew up in Tulsa where he...
Robert Prince graduated from college and then reported to Fort Lewis [Annotator's Note: now part of Joint Base Lewis-...
Harold Buell was assigned to the Wasp [Annotator's Note: USS Wasp (CV-7)] as a pilot in Squadron VS-71 [Annotator's...
Herbert L. Seubert joined the United States Army Air Force and was first assigned to Selfridge Field [Annotator's Note...
Robert Lewis Beilman enlisted into the Army with the hopes of being accepted into ASTP [Annotator's Note: Army...
On 7 December 1941 [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941] at six o'clock in...

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