"Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."
Franklin D Roosevelt

The Book

By Bob Weber, As told to Trinette Weber

An Eyewitness Account of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor

As a twelve-year old eye witness to the devastating attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Bob Weber tells the story of his Dad's journey from Shaniko, Oregon to the Naval base in Hawaii on that fateful Sunday morning.

His father, Oscar, who ran away from home at the age of 15 and became a cowboy in Eastern Oregon, was in the Navy most of his adult life. He was an enlisted man, a member of the reserves working on the base, a re-activated sailor, and finally a retired Chief, working at the Navy Base in Portland, Oregon.

Growing up as a Navy "brat" in a tropical paradise was a special life for Bob. His Dad, the Navy, and Hawaii managed to keep life exciting.

Bombs Dropped Oscar slept the night of December 6th on the submarine base, and his family came to pick him up the next morning just before 8:00 A.M, right when the bombs started falling. They had a front row seat as the planes swooped over and over, bombing and strafing
everything in their sight.

Their escape and eventual evacuation is an interesting part of history.

Trinette Weber's retelling of of her husband's experiences creates a personal memoir that captures this historic moment in time.