Pearl Harbor (Hawaii) Attack on, 1941

Quinn M. Eskelsen shares his memories of the attack of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He recounts his feelings and experiences receiving his training and serving in one of the last battles of the Pacific War. The interview took place on December 7, 1971.

Ruel M. Eskelsen describes his memories of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, when he was in command of the battalion of field artillery in California. The interview took place on December 7, 1971.

Ruth Eskelsen shares her experiences of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. She discusses her friend's Japanese gardener and his family being sent to a relocation center. The interview took place on December 7, 1971.

Don Hyrum Hansen discusses his military service during World War II and his experiences during the Great Depression. The interview took place on August 6, 1972.

Alice Hirai talks about growing up in a Japanese Interment Camp, the Japanese community in Ogden and the impact of internment of Japanese Americans on society, both in America and Japan. The interview took place August 29, 2014.

Tom Kinomoto recalls living in the Seattle area prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and internment in Idaho during World War II. He later lived in Ogden and opened a Judo Club. His family was initially denied a business license due to discrimination against those of Japanese ancestry and—by the local Japanese-American community—against evacuees. The Judo Club was felt to be threatening to the mainstream and kept secret and exclusive at first, and then opened to the public. The interview took place on March 2, 1971.

Walter McBride discusses his experiences during World War II and Pearl Harbor. The interview took place on August 23, 1971.

Charles Polson discusses his work at Hill Air Force Base as an aircraft mechanic and his decision to join the service in 1942. The interview took place on August 5, 1972.

Lois Polson discusses growing up in Farr West and, particularly, her nursing career during World War II at the Thomas Dee Memorial Hospital. She reviews medical practices, rationing and other wartime conditions, as well as memories of seeing POWs at the DDO. She also recalls (apparently) interred Japanese-Americans living in shacks on “Tokyo Road” near Willard Bay. She also discusses resentment toward Japanese-American medical personnel working at the hospital during the war.

Gladys Taylor discusses World War II and its effect on Ogden. The interview took place on September 7, 1972.