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00000179-60bf-d8e2-a9ff-f5ff3000000075 years ago this week, Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor and other targets on O‘ahu, leading the United States into World War Two and changing life in the islands forever. All this week, Hawai‘i Public Radio is airing remembrances of some of our neighbors who were on O‘ahu that day as well as others who have ties to the islands. You can hear these pieces on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and after they air you will be able to find them on our website.

Pearl Harbor Voices: Pearl Johnson

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75 years ago, word of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor spread unevenly across O‘ahu.  After Pearl Johnson heard the news, normal life ground to a halt.

And her family spent the rest of the day together at their home in Pauoa Valley.

We’ll have continuing coverage of today’s ceremonies and other voices of Pearl Harbor marking the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack.

Bill Dorman has been the news director at Hawaiʻi Public Radio since 2011.
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