Pearl Harbor Day

Following Hawaiian tradition, Sailors honor men killed during the 7 December 1941 Japanese attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe, Oahu. The casualties had been buried on 8 December. This ceremony took place sometime during the following months, possibly on Memorial Day, 31 May 1942Official U.S. Navy Photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Floyd Welch, a crew member on the USS Maryland during the attack on Pearl Harbor, shares his account of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on the USS Oklahoma.:

 

 

When we think of the Japanese attack that launched America into World War II, we immediately think of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. While a majority of the devastation happened there the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, other military installations on the island of Oahu were attacked, too.

Just a short drive north of the harbor, several soldiers serving at Schofield Barracks and what is now Wheeler Army Airfield were also killed and injured. For those who’ve never been to Hawaii, Wheeler and Schofield are in central Oahu, about 35 minutes north of Pearl Harbor, which sits at the south end of the island.

 

 

When it comes to the Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor attacks, we mostly think of the heroics of the brave men who fought and died that day. But there were a lot of brave enlisted female nurses at the time, too, and while we don’t hear as much about them, their stories are just as inspiring:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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