A Wisconsin sailor recounts the attack on his ship at Pearl Harbor

Reminiscence (of the U.S.S. Arizona)


Herbert V. Buehl of Beloit, Wis. served a year-long tour of duty aboard the U.S.S. Arizona that ended with the ship’s sinking on December 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor. In this 26-page memoir, Buehl describes in detail the operation of the battleship and his experiences on it. Beginning on page 14, he recounts the Pearl Harbor attack and how he miraculously escaped death. The final page of biographical notes summarizes his Navy service throughout the war.


Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
The World War II Military and Home Fronts
Automobile Culture
Creator: Buehl, Herbert V.
Pub Data: An unpublished manuscript (SC 1449) in the Archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Citation: Buehl, Herbert V. Reminiscence (of the U.S.S. Arizona); unpublished manuscript (SC 1449) in the Archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1770; Visited on: 11/26/2014
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