Reaction to Pearl Harbor

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James O. Evans was born in 1925 in Rustin, Louisiana. His father owned a cotton farm and from an early age Evans worked...
Dawn Higgins Murphy [Annotator's Note: the daughter of Andrew Jackson Higgins, the owner of Higgins Industries in New...
Walter Bala grew up in Detroit [Annotator's Note: Detroit, Michigan]. His parents were Polish immigrants, and Bala had...
Robert E. Foster entered the Navy in November 1934. He was drafted [Annotator's Note: into the Army] in 1942. Foster...
When Hersey Goodwin was discharged, it was after the atomic bombs [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Norma Halberg if the Fifinella Gazette, the newsletter of Women Airforce...
Bernard Marcus and his family hardly discussed the world events in the 1930s. They always hated Hitler [Annotator’s...
The war did not change Raymond Kaiser a bit. He felt like he was doing his job. He was in [Annotator's Note: in the...
Charles Wesley Borders retired from the United States Air Force on 1 September 1971. He got to be a Wing Commander...
Melvin C. Whitman thinks the servicemen who returned [Annotator's Note: from World War 2] were able to teach their kids...
[Annotator's Note: Edgar De Pue Osgood shows a picture of the USS Iowa (BB-61) that he took through a porthole.] That...
Haney Ambrose was born in 1922 in Baton, Rouge, Louisiana. His father was a carpenter and farmer during the Great...
Thomas Edward Pugh sailed into Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii] and saw the damage to the ships in...
Sol Lazinger was in the Bronx [Annotator's Note: the Bronx is one of the five boroughs in New York, New York], New York...
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...
The only time Alfred Dietrick was concerned about what he had gotten into was when he would go to the movies and see...
Once while Frank Mancuso was out with his friends, they began talking about how bad things were getting in Germany,...
Earl Forstall is from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was studying mechanical engineering at Tulane University when the war...
I. J. Karpay was born in Brooklyn, New York [Annotator's Note: Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs in New York, New...
Ralph Francis Hogan was born in February 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was one of ten children. His dad owned his...
Benjamin Carson and the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion left San Diego and headed to Pearl Harbor aboard the USS J....
Jack Davis went to his military training at Camp Pickett [Annotator's Note: now Fort Pickett, near Blackstone, Virginia...
John Kelley was born in Dalton, Georgia in June 1924. He grew up in Atlanta [Annotator's Note: Atlanta, Georgia] where...
Harley Reynolds had never been more than 20 or 30 miles away from home. In one day’s time, he more than exceeded that...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout this clip, a person off-camera answers a lot of the interviewer's questions or gives...
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...
Walter Henry Barton’s job with his regiment [Annotator’s Note: Barton was a member of Cannon Company, 361st Infantry...
Richard Keller and the rest of the 37th Division took part in the Louisiana Maneuvers. They were bused into the area...
Bill Norberg boarded USS Enterprise (CV-6) and was amazed by the ship. He could never find the swimming pool. He was a...
Mark Maynard traveled by train from New London, Connecticut to Mare Island which was a replacement depot for submarine...

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