Remember Pearl Harbor? Sixty-six years ago today, as a boy of twelve going on thirteen I remember sitting in our living room listening on our old radio to H. V. Kaltenborn describe the horrendous attack. So, I thought I’d try to Google up something interesting about this 66-year old event.
I found some archived recordings of brief interviews with people on the streets of New York City the day after the attack. They’re pretty brief, about two minutes worth, but capture the amazement and indignation of ordinary people at the time. Worth a listen. Fortunately, I guess, I was too young to serve in the military during WW2.
Here’s a photo of the USS Shaw exploding during the Pearl Harbor attack.
Thanks to the Danz Family for this image.
UPDATE: Would you believe the USS Shaw survived that attack? She got repaired, returned to duty, and earned eleven battle stars during WW2, finally becoming decommissioned on October 2, 1945. Way to go, USS Shaw! See the wiki.