Remembrance As If We Were in a Tornado

Now 75, he was a pharmacist mate at the Naval Hospital.

I saw a gray plane with a large red dot on the fuselage fly past, and a corpsman shouted, "The Japs are bombing us!" A bomb hit the destroyer Shaw in dry dock, and the concussion broke windowpanes in the hospital and blew our clothes and hair as if we were in a tornado.

At about dusk we saw four planes flying low, coming up the channel toward the harbor. Almost every antiaircraft gun in the Navy Yard started firing at them. The sad part is, they turned out to...

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