Some days will never be forgotten.  We were approaching year’s end, and people were making preparations for the coming Christmas holiday.  Conflict was raging in Europe, and German troops were laying siege to Leningrad and appeared poised to take Moscow.  We were giving materiel support to Britain and the Soviet Union, and our navy was […]

Pearl Harbor

    On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese warplanes launched from six large aircraft carriers struck the United States Pacific Fleet as it lay peacefully anchored in Pearl Harbor.  It was a devastating blow leading to the death of more than two thousand sailors, soldiers, and civilians and the destruction or crippling of […]

Remember Pearl Harbor

There are certain events in your life that stand out above all the others. Hurricane Hazel, the assassination of President Kennedy, the destruction of the World Trade Center are events I remember vividly. Then, of course, there was Pearl Harbor.  That was an event that turned our world upside down. In 1940 and 1941 America […]