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December 7, 1941

December 6, 2012 by Hubbard County Historical Museum Director

From the F. Dwaine Ogden Collection we found radio communications from the U.S.S. Porter.

2012.60.9.4 Communications Dec 7 1941 F Dwaine Ogden

These are copies of the original radio communications sent out alerting ships that Pearl Harbor had been attacked on December 7.

URGENT

AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR    X   THIS IS NO DRILL

URGENT

HOSTILITIES WITH JAPAN COMMENCED WITH AIR RAID ON PEARL

PRIORITY

GERMANY HAS DELARED WAR ON THE UNITED STATES

PRIORITY

ITALY HAS DECLARED WAR ON THE UNITED STATES

 

Somber messages received by our young soldiers so far away from home.


4 Comments

  1. Rod Nordberg says:

    Thanks, Connie for re-discovering these very historic documents. Now let’s find a way to protect them and keep them visible.

  2. Beth Waller says:

    Very interesting, Connie. I’m glad you are bringing these documents from the museum to light.

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