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An Era of Change: Oral Histories of Civilians in World War II Hawai‘i

Agnes Chun

Agnes Chun

“You know, just then and there, several times we saw the plane flying and it was with a round, red circle (i.e., insignia of Japan).” —Agnes Chun

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Fred Lowrey

Frederick Lowrey

“As I trained the telescope on the channel going into Pearl Harbor, I saw ships trying to get out (to sea). . . . I saw planes above. I saw plumes of water jump in the air where bombs had hit alongside of the ships, (spouting) fifty to a hundred feet in the air. And then as I turned the telescope further mauka (inland), I could see the fires at (Hickam and) Pearl Harbor.” —Fred Lowrey

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