Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific

Chapter 8.  "The Attack on Pearl Harbor"  

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            Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific


Chapter 1  "The Tree Army"

Chapter 2  "Joining the Navy"

Chapter 3.  "Basic Training"   

Chapter 4   "The Destroyer"  

Chapter  5  "Radio School"     

Chapter 6.  "The Cruiser"

Chapter 7.  "The Submarine Base"  

Chapter 8.  "The Attack on Pearl Harbor"                     current page, see photos above

Chapter 9.  "Aftershocks"  

Chapter 10.  "The Submarine"   

Chapter 11.  "The Aircraft Carrier"   

Chapter 12.  "The Battle of Coral Sea"                 

Chapter 13.  "The Battle of Midway"                      

Chapter 14.  "Abandon Ship"                                

Chapter 15.  "Rescued at Sea"  

Chapter 16.  "The Summer of '42"                        

Chapter 17.  "First Leave"  

Chapter 18.  "The Naval Research Laboratory"

Chapter 19.  "Cold Bay"

Chapter 20.  "Kodiak"   

Chapter 21.  "Victory Days"

Epilogue
A torpedo explosion is indicated by the tall spray of water between the battleships West Virginia (BB-48)
and
Oklahoma (BB-37).  Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.  

Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 8 ("The Attack on Pearl Harbor"), page 61
                         Source of Photo:  Naval Historical Center, # NH 50930
                          
Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 8 ("The Attack on Pearl Harbor"), page 66
                      Source of Photo:  Ted and Marie Wigton Collection
In 1941, "Zulu Time" (Greenwich Mean Time) was 10 1/2 hours ahead of local time in the Hawaiian Islands,
thus the time this message was sent from Pacific Fleet Headquarters on December 7, 1941, is equivalent to 8:00
a.m., Hawaii time--5 minutes after the first bomb exploded inside Pearl Harbor.

Above document illustrates Radioman, Chapter 8 ("The Attack on Pearl Harbor"), page 60
                                   Source of Document:  U.S. Navy
Planes on Ford Island were the first targets of the Japanese carrier bombers' attack on the US Navy
base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941.  (In this photo, taken about one hour after the first
bomb exploded on Ford Island, the planes shown on the ground are US Navy PBY, OS2U, and SOCs).  
 
Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 8 ("The Attack on Pearl Harbor"), page 65
             Source of Photo:  National Archives, # 80-G-19948
Bonus Photos for All Other Chapters:
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