Reaction to Pearl Harbor

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Robert Butler Whitcomb was born in Scipio, Indiana. When he was about six his family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where he...
Edward Donald Grant, Jr. was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1923. His father worked in the Presbyterian Church. He was...
For the first four months of his service, William Patrick Bonelli made 21 dollars a month. He had very little training...
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...
Hans Siverts remembers Sunday, 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December 1941; the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor,...
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...
John W. Snyder was born in March 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up, Snyder's family was poor. However, because...
When Dracos Burke commenced his training as a bombardier, the war in Europe was progressing to a point where the U.S....
Melvin Munch was introduced to the Navy in boot camp in San Diego. It was rough. Getting up early each morning to begin...
The training Marines receive is to make sure that they are always ready. After boot camp, Keith Renstrom went into...
Robert Guitard and his family listened to the news of the war over the radio. One of his brothers was in the 5th Army...
Reginald Duncan was born in February 1922 in Newark, New Jersey. He grew up in Kearny, New Jersey with his parents and...
Vincent DeSalvo was a barber in New Orleans and was at the hospital to visit a customer of his who had been in accident...
Tom Quigley recounts how he was in church when the attack on Pearl Harbor took place and did not even know about the...
Thomas J. Bostick was born in October 1923 in Laurinburg, North Carolina. His parents, both sharecroppers, traveled...
Glen Kuskie was born in February 1924 on a dairy farm in Lincoln, Nebraska. When his family moved to town, his dad...
Robert Rupp liked the military. He decided while he was in school that if he was going to war, he would rather be an...
David R. Saunders was born in December 1922 in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana]. His father was a...
David Hanning was born in May 1927 in Saranac Lake, New York. His mother, a nurse from Montreal [Annotator's Note:...
Betty Peak had one year of college when the war started. She was 14 in October [Annotator's Note: 1937] and the war...
Rothacker Smith attended North High School in Detroit, Michigan after his family moved back to the city from the...
Albert Hatala was born in 1923 in Czechoslovakia. When he was about six months old his father moved to the United...
Returning to his prewar life, Holly Rees remembered when he heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note:...
Emmett Kaylor's time in basic training was his first time in the South where they talked a little different. Their...
William Curtis did not keep up with the other men on his boat after the war except the boatswain’s mate. He worked at a...
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...
[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...
With no working equipment to run or steer the USS Cavalier (APA-37) after it was torpedoed, Edward Lee Allesandro said...
Cleveland Peterson heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor after boarding a ship in San Francisco, California...
After his examinations, J. L. Giroir was sent to San Diego, California for basic training. Because he had been a...
Nelson Constant remembers Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December...

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