Pearl Harbor Survivors

An Oral History of 24 Servicemen


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About the Book

On December 7, 1941, Japan waged a surprise attack on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. It was a major victory for the Japanese Navy, which in less than two hours destroyed 188 American planes, damaged another 159, and sunk or seriously damaged 18 U.S. warships. The battleships Arizona and Oklahoma were sunk. The battleships California, West Virginia and Tennessee were badly damaged and would not rejoin the United States fleet for months. Over 2,400 American military personnel were killed and 1,178 were wounded. The Japanese lost 29 planes and pilots, five midget submarines and one large sub with their crews.
Here are 24 personal accounts of servicemen who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. These accounts cover in detail the location of each man and his experience during and after the actual attack. Also included is general information about Pearl Harbor.

About the Author(s)

Harry Spiller is the author of 18 books and numerous magazine articles. He served for 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps with two tours in Vietnam. He also served as sheriff of Williamson County, Illinois, and retired as an associate professor of criminal justice from John A. Logan College. He lives in Marion, Illinois.

Bibliographic Details

Harry Spiller
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 224
Bibliographic Info: 38 photos, map, appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2002
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1179-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8186-6
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

• “Vivid details and breathtakingly close escapes”—The Book Report

• “Compelling…this book reaffirms the triumph of the human spirit”—Military Review

• “A fresh take on a heavily written subject”—The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord

• “Detailed”—Reference and Research Book News