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Pearl Harbor Survivors An Oral History of 24 Servicemen by Harry Spiller

Pearl Harbor Survivors An Oral History of 24 Servicemen


Pearl Harbor Survivors An Oral History of 24 Servicemen by Harry Spiller

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 of the men and his experience during and after the attack. Also included is general information about Pearl Harbor.


vivid details and breathtakingly close escapes --The Book Report; compelling...this book reaffirms the triumph of the human spirit --Military Review; detailed --Reference and Research Book News.

About the Author

Harry Spiller served two tours in Vietnam with the Marine Corps. A retired professor of criminal justice and former sheriff of Williamson County, Illinois, he lives in Marion, Illinois.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st December 2002


Harry Spiller

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McFarland & Co Inc


224 pages


Oral history
European history
Second World War
History of the Americas
Naval forces & warfare



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