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December 8, 2019

The Footfalls of History

7 December 1941- Day of the Pearl Harbor Attack

Tadao Fuchikami, Messenger Boy #9, roared up to RCA-Communication on his Indian Scout motorbike to begin his regular deliveries. It was a beautiful day. He’d had a chance to sleep in an extra hour b...

November 13, 2019

At our age, Andy and I vacation not to sit and veg, but to see and learn. We broke up the long flight from PDX to Finland with a two-night stopover in Iceland, one of my favorite places on the planet. From Reykjavik, we flew to Helsinki to begin our tour of Finland, wi...

November 1, 2019

The Footfalls of History

In 1919 when countries were picking up the pieces of the Great War, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and others were concerned about communication between countries. Up until that time British owned Marconi of America rule...

October 10, 2019

We took advantage of our time in Finland which shares its eastern border with Russia, to make an overnight trip to Vyborg, Russia, by ferrying through a lock system that connected Lappeenranta, Finland, with Vyborg.  We wanted to touch the medieval Vyborg castle built...

October 1, 2019

The Footfalls of History

Nina in Tsingtau 1931

Stashed among the piles of paper of my grandfather’s (George Street) notebooks, was the front page of Section 2 of Shanghai’s The China Press, dated 3 July 1931. Across the top was a handwritten annotation, “How do you like...

September 1, 2019

The Footfalls of History

One of the more intriguing things I learned while researching Pearl Harbor’s Final Warning involved the issue of food. Once war broke out, Japanese submarines were on the prowl and would eventually sink 1554 merchant ships loaded with supplies....

August 1, 2019

The Footfalls of History

When I began writing Pearl Harbor’s Final Warning, I kept coming across the word “Cantonment.” I also had a W-2 from a cantonment. My step-grandmother, Nina Street, had worked at the canteen at a cantonment. And my mother, when she drove a black...

July 22, 2019

 If you don't already know, I wrote a book and self published it through Amazon. It's about a German who spied for the Japanese before the Pearl Harbor attack. His story was too long for my blog.  

I'd stumbled across Kuehn's story because he used RCA to...

July 1, 2019

The Footfalls of History

She was 5 foot tall and 100 pounds on a wet day. And she was a Marine. Not a WAVE or a WAAC or a SPARS or a CWAC. “They are Marines. They don’t have a nickname and don’t need one,”[i] said General Thomas Holcomb, Commandant of the US Marine Corp...

June 1, 2019

The Footfalls of History

It was 1942, and the fleet was in. In Honolulu prostitution was legal, and it was [1]welcomed. A white river of uniforms, peppered with the occasional brown uniform of an officer lined Hotel, River, Mauunake and Pauahi streets in front of the bo...

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