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Description
Typewritten letter from Beth Slingerland to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Haskell, written on December 7, 1941, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mrs. Slingerland's husband, John, was a crane operator at Pearl Harbor and he was at work on the day that Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese. Mrs. Slingerland's letter to her parents describes the scene she is witnessing from her home in the hills above Pearl Harbor. She updates the letter throughout the day and includes hand-written notes throughout. The letter is three pages, typed, on onion skin paper and includes the original envelope.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1941-12-07
place made
United States: Hawaii, Oahu, Pearl Harbor
associated place
United States: Hawaii, Oahu, Pearl Harbor
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
2015.0208.01
catalog number
2015.0208.01
accession number
2015.0208
subject
Communication, letter writing
related event
World War II
Pearl Harbor, Attack on
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Slingerland Pearl Harbor Letters
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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