Reaction to Pearl Harbor

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On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast he went to the...
After graduating from radio school, Fred Bergeron, his older brother and their two friends, were all assigned to Task...
Byron Othello Wilkins, who goes by B.O. Wilkins, was named after his father. He grew up in northeast Arkansas in Luxora...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Mary Leisey was born in Honey Brooke, Pennsylvania. It was a small town of nearly 1,000 people. She enjoyed growing up...
Revis Dale Haslett was born in July 1922 in Brownstown, Illinois. He lived in Illinois until after he graduated high...
John A. McCarthy was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His family moved to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. He was...
Cleston Stell was born in Alvarado, Texas in 1926. The family moved to Fort Worth when he was young. During the 1930s,...
Elmo Espree was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in September 1921. His family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1923...
Bruno Viani was in the 102nd Medical Regiment, Company B, 27th Infantry Division prior to the start of the war. As part...
Charles Coolidge was born in August 1921 on Signal Mountain, Tennessee where his family spent the summer months. The...
Josephine Reeves was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April 1919. Growing up, Reeves attended the West Catholic...
Richard Scheerer was on the streets of Little Rock when he learned of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was...
Donelson Houseman was born in Dallas, Texas in 1923 and grew up there. After graduating high school, he began classes...
Robert Addison was born in Akron, Ohio in December 1922. Growing up he was very athletic and played many different...
Richard J. Field was born and raised in Upstate New York in the small town of Liberty. He lived on the outskirts of...
Joseph Yourkavitch was born in October 1925. He served in Company C, 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was born in January 1923 in Pasadena, California. He was one of five children. Times were tough for...
Tom Quigley recounts how he was in church when the attack on Pearl Harbor took place and did not even know about the...
Rothacker Smith attended North High School in Detroit, Michigan after his family moved back to the city from the...
Norman Hatch was asleep at his place in New York on the morning of 7 December 1941. He had preset his radio to turn on...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).]During the shakedown...
Cleveland Peterson heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor after boarding a ship in San Francisco, California...
Thomas Murphy was born in New York City in 1926. His mother died during the birth and he was raised by guardians in...
Edward Tipper was a member of a military group that received a tremendous amount of recognition. He was 18 or 19 when...
Adelaide Benjamin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1932. She had a comfortable life and enjoyed outdoor activities...
Richard Nummer was born in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He had five brothers and a sister, all of who were raised in...
William Epperson was born in Trinity, Texas in 1923. The population of the city of his birth had not grown over a 50...
Lily Myoko [Annotator’s Note: her maiden name was given but was not audible] Sawada was born on 28 September 1927 in...
George Spera was born in 1924 in Mays Landing, New Jersey. He had no siblings. His father was a bricklayer and cement...
Jack C. Sanders was born in 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. When he had to leave his hometown because of his work or service...
Dabney N. Montgomery was born in Selma, Alabama on 18 April 1923. He grew up with five of his siblings from his father’...
John McConn was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1923. Raised during the Great Depression, McConn's father was an accountant...
Abe Milkis was born in 15 January 1924 in Philadelphia. He had one brother and one sister. His brother, Harry, was a...

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