Reaction to Pearl Harbor

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[Annotator's Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS-306) during that vessel's...
Harold Joslin was an intercept operator [Annotator's Note: communication code specialist who interpreted enemy coded...
Cleveland Peterson heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor after boarding a ship in San Francisco, California...
Sumner Whitten would rent his car out for five dollars per night. Whitten took his graduation leave in New England then...
Wim de Jonge could tell when he left Holland for the East Indies that war was looming. He was not concerned with...
Harold Zeringer arrived at Pearl Harbor after convoy duty from the west coast. He saw the Arizona [Annotator's Note:...
Ben Skardon was born in July 1917 in St. Francisville, Louisiana, one of six children. His parents were from New...
Obie Wickersham was born in March 1925 in Oklahoma. One of the legacies of his father's World War 1 service was...
David Oreck trained as a civilian pilot for the Lend-Lease Program [Annotator's Note: An Act to Promote the Defense of...
Joseph Rockforte was born in 1922 in what is now Plaquemine, Louisiana. After he was born his father moved the family...
Thomas Murphy was born in New York City in 1926. His mother died during the birth and he was raised by guardians in...
Richard Lockhart was born in Lima, Ohio in January 1924 and grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was an only child. He...
Archie Maltbie was born in 1923 in Turlock, California. He had an ordinary life growing up in Turlock. He focused on...
Jack T. Beverstein was born in 1925 in South Bend, Indiana. He grew up during the Great Depression, but it had little...
Burton Lewis was born in Chicago, Illinois in April 1925. He grew up and was educated in Chicago. He received a master'...
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...
Melvin Munch was born in 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was raised in the portion of the city that was referred to...
Donald Joseph Scholle was born in New York City in July 1923. He served in both World War 2 and the Korean War. Before...
Robert Mayes was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky in September 1923. He graduated from high school in 1941. He maintained...
Antoinette Rinaldi [Annotator’s Note: maiden name] Underwood was born into a large Italian, Catholic family in 1920 in...
James Deal was born in Woodleaf, North Carolina in November 1922. He was raised on a farm. There were 12 in the family...
Richard Nummer was born in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He had five brothers and a sister, all of who were raised in...
David E. Olson was born in 1919 in Alburnett, Iowa. He was of Norwegian ancestry. He was born with a twin brother and...
Thomas Houdek was born in Detroit, Michigan in March 1926, the youngest of six children. His father was a tool and die...
William Epperson was born in Trinity, Texas in 1923. The population of the city of his birth had not grown over a 50...
Horace Sharp, known as Jim, was born in White City, Kansas in 1924. He lived on a farm with his parents and four...
Mort Walker was born in 1923 in El Dorado, Kansas. His father was an architect who built towns in locations where oil...
James "Jimmy" Elam Newsom was born in Oakland, Louisiana in 1921. He grew up and lived in Louisiana until the war...
Chafer Honea was born in November 1924 in Anderson, South Carolina. Growing up in Anderson was a lot of fun. His father...
Leroy Fadem was born in February 1921 in New York, New York. His father worked on Wall Street and his mother was a home...
Lily Myoko [Annotator’s Note: her maiden name was given but was not audible] Sawada was born on 28 September 1927 in...
Joseph Brannan was born in Gillett, Arkansas in 1922. Raised during the Great Depression, his father had a business in...
Irwin Stovroff was born in Buffalo, New York in August 1922 and remained in Buffalo until he went to college. It was a...
George Spera was born in 1924 in Mays Landing, New Jersey. He had no siblings. His father was a bricklayer and cement...
Thomas J. Kingsley was born in July 1925 in Waterloo, Iowa and grew up there. He had an older brother and sister and a...

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