From the F. Dwaine Ogden Collection we found radio communications from the U.S.S. Porter.
These are copies of the original radio communications sent out alerting ships that Pearl Harbor had been attacked on December 7.
AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR X THIS IS NO DRILL
HOSTILITIES WITH JAPAN COMMENCED WITH AIR RAID ON PEARL
GERMANY HAS DELARED WAR ON THE UNITED STATES
ITALY HAS DECLARED WAR ON THE UNITED STATES
Somber messages received by our young soldiers so far away from home.