90 Miles From Tyranny : “This is not a Drill” Dispatch, 12/7/1941

Saturday, December 7, 2019

“This is not a Drill” Dispatch, 12/7/1941

File Unit: EF37 - Foreign Governments and Countries - Japan, 12/7/1941 - 12/7/1941. Series: General Correspondence, 1930 - 1943. Record Group 181: Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments, 1784 - 2000.

This Navy dispatch announces the attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by the Japanese Navy. It was received at the Squantum Naval Reserve Aviation Base on December 7, 1941 from the First Naval District. It states, “AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR X THIS IS NOT DRILL.”

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