World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Aloha

Victory at Midway intoxicated Hawaii. Last week the hangover set in. A morning-after jolt came from Lieut. General Delos C. Emmons, Commander of the Hawaiian Department, who warned islanders against the "false sense of security" prevalent since the Japanese Fleet was repulsed. "To assume the enemy will not return in force," said he, "is the most dangerous kind of wishful thinking." To strip the motley-populated isles for action, he urged all non-war-occupied women, children, elders and invalids to take advantage of the Army Transport Service and leave at once. A few days later, U.S. bombers struck at Wake Island, Japan's...

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