Reaction to Pearl Harbor

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June Tinker was 16 years old and living in Pax, West Virginia when Pearl Harbor was attacked. She heard the news after...
[Annotator's Note: It appears that a question was asked during the tape break regarding what supplies were received in...
Dr. Billy Clyde Michal was born in April 1936 in Alexandria, Louisiana and lived nearby in Zimmerman which was a major...
When they [Annotator's Note: Jack Yusen and the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)] arrived at Pearl Harbor the men looked...
[Annotator's Note: Frank Purvis was in New York when he heard the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii...
Alan Moskin went to Syracuse [Annotator's Note: in Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York] when he was 17 and got his...
Robert Fulton and the USS Houston (CA-30) did not obtain any ammunition from the Dutch. Added antiaircraft ammunition...
Isabella Karle heard on the radio that the atom bomb had been dropped. At first she was amazed that it actually worked...
Chester Biernacki had a few friends in the 700 man complement on the Helena [Annotator's Note: USS Helena (CL-50)]. He...
Jackson Davis was working in Naval Intelligence at Pearl Harbor. Davis and other officers were quartered at the...
Malcolm Higgins never saw the morale down within the ranks of the 8th Air Force. To him, morale was fine. Base activity...
Ernest L. Poulson recalled driving around with a friend and a couple of girls when he heard the news on the radio that...
Masaji Inoshita was born in central California. At an early age he moved down to the Santa Barbara area. His father had...
Cleveland Peterson was aboard the SS Johnson when he heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. They had been...
Van Barfoot first served with the 1st Infantry Division after he enlisted at Fort Benning, Georgia. With the 1st...
Martin Brignac went into the service on 5 June 1941 and went to Camp Callan, California for basic training. Most were...
Wilbur Thomas was born in March 1923 and grew up in Swissvale, Pennsylvania with two older brothers. During the Great...
The attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941] did not...
Dawn Higgins Murphy [Annotator's Note: the daughter of Andrew Jackson Higgins, the owner of Higgins Industries in New...
Bernard Marcus and his family hardly discussed the world events in the 1930s. They always hated Hitler [Annotator’s...
Between graduating from college and beginning the program at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland,...
Benjamin Troemel started training on seaplanes, and said he knew more about the sea than he did about planes in the...
The attack on Pearl Harbor happened while Calvin Summers was at work, and when he came home, his family was discussing...
H. Lloyd Wilkerson was hosting business acquaintances at a hotel in Charleston, South Carolina when he heard a radio...
On the morning of Sunday, 7 December 1941, Maurice Hackler and a friend were driving to a wildlife area to go rabbit...
Once while Frank Mancuso was out with his friends, they began talking about how bad things were getting in Germany,...
Benjamin Carson and the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion left San Diego and headed to Pearl Harbor aboard the USS J....
Harley Reynolds had never been more than 20 or 30 miles away from home. In one day’s time, he more than exceeded that...
William Lansford and the other Marine Raider recruits were taken to Jacques Farm where they began their training. The...
Moses Hogan's basic training was in Norfolk, Virginia, and he shipped out from San Diego, California. He was assigned...
Warren Nolan had an older brother who was kind of the pioneer of the family. The family is Catholic, so the brother...
Richard Keller and the rest of the 37th Division took part in the Louisiana Maneuvers. They were bused into the area...
Mark Maynard traveled by train from New London, Connecticut to Mare Island which was a replacement depot for submarine...
Walter Bank's family lived on a small farm, and wasn't greatly affected by the Great Depression. They never talked...
Jack Skaggs was on Wake Island during the first Japanese bombing raids on the islands. The Marines had assigned VMF-211...
Earl Flanagan recalls listening to the radio when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese...

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