Gas Masks and Palm Trees: My Wartime Hawaii belongs on bookshelves next to books about the cause and effects of the December 7th attack. It paints a concise picture of changes that occurred on Oahu after the attack on Pearl Harbor. I continue the'saga where othe's have left off. My personal chronological account of conditions and changes that took place have been recorded on paper for all to read. I was attending high school before December 7th, 1941. In July of 1942 I left school temporarily to work in a U S Navy office at Pearl Harbor. My position was unique and rewarding. I was responsible for correcting Secret, Restricted and Confidential publications that were distributed to U S and Brit'sh Pacific ships and stations; I was exposed to two worlds in a wartime atmosphere. As a member of the USO Flying Squadron, I'met and danced with servicemen from practically every state in the Union. One of the dances was held in a remote area for Carlson's Marine Raiders, where I'met the famous Evans Carlson and Second in Command, Col. James Roosevelt, the President's son. Life was an adventure for a young girl growing up in wartime Hawaii. We were far outnumbered by young males. I don't believe that there is anyone else who has written a chronological account of events that happened in wartime Hawaii without additional stories from othe's. This is my story alone and how conditions and changes affected my life. Though Hawaii was never the'same after the War, there were some things that remained the'same. That was the difference between gas masks and palm trees. I try to picture the Hawaii that will survive forever.
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October 01, 2006
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