Friday, December 7, 2018
December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor
Every year I write about Pearl Harbor on December 7.
From the November 29, 2018, Harrison Daily "Museum Musings: Pearl Harbor survivor recalls the Day of Infamy" by Dave Holsted.
Unfortunately, the article never referred to him as anything other than Wade so I am not sure if that was his first or last name. I also do not know if he is still alive.
Wade was on the USS Nevada that day and was tossed out of his bunk. When he looked out the porthole he saw a plane with the Rising Sun on the underside of its wing and then he knew what was going on.
He had been a student at Bergen High School. In August 1940 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy for six years and earned $21 a month.
Continued in today's Tattooed On Your Soul: World War II blog.