A Milwaukee officer describes the attack on Pearl Harbor

Stewart Yeo Papers, 1918-1953 (selection).


Born in Milwaukee, Colonel Stewart Yeo served in the XIth Corps Artillery in the South Pacific and Germany and was also stationed in Hawaii with his wife and children. In this two-page letter, Colonel Yeo describes the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and its aftermath. Additional letters (described here) exist on microfilm in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives and include Colonel Yeo's accounts of combat in New Guinea and the Philippines. The Pearl Harbor letter is reproduced from the book, Letters from the Front: 1898-1945, edited by Michael Stevens (Madison, 1992), which is described here. This letter is made available online through a partnership between the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Public Television.




Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
The World War II Military and Home Fronts
Creator: Yeo, Stewart.
Pub Data: Letter, Dec. 15, 1941, from the Stewart Yeo Papers at the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (Call no. AP93-1272, reel 1), as printed in the book Letters from the Front: 1898-1945, edited by Michael Stevens (Madison, 1992).
Citation: Yeo, Stewart. Letter of Dec. 15, 1941, describing the attack on Pearl Harbor. Online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1646 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1646; Visited on: 11/24/2014
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