A Beloit sailor describes the attack on Pearl Harbor
Helldiver Vengeance (selection).
Beloit, Wis. native James B. (Buck) Buchanan served as an Aviation Chief Radioman and gunner in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He wrote this eyewitness account of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the destruction of the U.S.S. Arizona as part of a much longer memoir about his service in World War Two and his youth. Buchanan writes quite graphically about the violence of Dec. 7, 1941, and his descriptions may not be suitable for young readers.
World Wars and Conflicts|
The World War II Military and Home Fronts
|Creator: ||Buchanan, James B.
|Pub Data: ||Chapter 3 of an unpublished manuscript (Mss 169) in the Archives at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
|Citation: ||Buchanan, James B. Helldiver Vengeance (selection); unpublished manuscript (Mss 169) in the Archives at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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