Names of dead, injured
The city emergency hospital reported at 10:30 a list of 6 killed and 21 injured.
The complete list will be carried later. Here is a partial list:
Peter Lopes, 34, of 2641 Kamanaiki St., was reported at 9:30 a.m. to be in serious condition from wounds in the upper abdomen.
Bernice Gouveia, 12, 2708 Kalihi St., is suffering from a mangled thigh, lacerations on the right leg and left arm.
A Portuguese girl, unidentified, 10 years old, died on arrival from puncture wounds.
Another victim who died on arrival was Frank Ohashi, 29, 2705 Kamanaiki St., from puncture wounds in the chest.
Cecelia Broadly, 38, Moanalua Gardens, was released from the hospital after treatment for lacerations.
Three were reported injured and one reported killed from the bomb that fell at Fort and School Sts.
DEATHS OVER 400 ON OAHU, LATEST REPORT
Tokyo announces ‘state of war’ with U.S.
Japanese raids on Guam, Panama are reported; Oahu blackout tonight, fleet here moves out to sea
Four waves start at 7:55, Oahu hit in many places
By the Associated Press
Tokyo, Dec. 7 (AP) –
Imperial Headquarters announced at 6 o’clock tonight that Japan had entered a state of war with the United States and Great Britain in the Western Pacific from dawn today.
Honolulu and Oahu came through a baptism of fire today with calm and determination as wave after wave of Japanese bombers rained missiles all over the island.
At 3 this afternoon, Army, Navy, the police and various civilian agencies were on a war footing, and faced possible further attacks with undaunted vigor and courage.
At 3 p.m., the police reported that, based on information from the city emergency hospital and the morgue, there are 25 known dead and 56 known injured in the bombing raids.
In Washington, President Roosevelt announced that the raids were by Japanese bombers.
A United Press dispatch at 3 this afternoon said that estimates given out at Washington are that 400 are dead and 300 injured of the Army forces on Oahu alone.
Japanese raiding planes struck hardest at the Army and Navy bases, but the city of Honolulu itself suffered severe damage.
Deaths on Oahu are reported at more than 400, counting Army and civilian fatalities. Navy casualties have not been announced. Estimate of the Army deaths was given out in a White House statement at Washington tonight.
Reports Guam, Panama attacked
Unconfirmed reports this afternoon based on fragmentary broadcast reports heard on mainland stations, were that both Guam and Panama had been attacked by the Japanese. Press association dispatches mentioned possible attacks on Manila, but there was no confirmation of this.
Washington, Dec. 7 (UP) –
The White House tonight issued a preliminary estimate that 400 were dead and more than 300 wounded in the armed forces alone on Oahu. Civilian casualties were not mentioned.
New York, Dec. 7 (UP) –
NBC tonight heard the Panama radio broadcast that a Japanese aircraft carrier was sunk off Honolulu.
Shanghai, Monday, Dec. 8 (UP) –
The Osaka Mainichi reported from Tokyo today that Japanese Imperial Headquarters announced a naval battle between the Japanese and the British and American fleets is going on:
…in the Western Pacific.
By United Press
The United States Fleet steamed from Pearl Harbor Sunday after a Japanese dive bomber, torpedo plane and parachute raid on the great American naval and air base, causing heavy loss of life and property damage in an unprovoked assault which precipitated a general war in the Pacific.
Reportedly, the sound of gunfire was heard off Oahu and gun flashes were seen.
The White House confirmed reports of heavy damage and casualties in Pearl Harbor and also announced that the Navy reported to President Roosevelt an unidentified squadron of airplanes was sighted off Guam.
The White House said it was unable to confirm reports of an attack on Manila.
Reportedly, Hawaiian officials have been expecting the attack for about a week and gave the raiders a warm reception.
Several planes are shot down
Attacking planes, several of which were reported shot down, clearly bore the insignia of the Rising Sun.
Hickam Field appeared to be the principal objective, but fires were also started on Ford Island in the middle of the harbor.
Reportedly, 50 planes attacked later and parachute troops were sighted. However, the parachutists were believed handled.
NBC said 350 were killed by a direct hit on Hickam Field.
The battleship Oklahoma, according to NBC, was also reported attacked and set afire in Pearl Harbor.
Governor Joseph Poindexter of Hawaii declared a state of emergency and the islands operated under a prearranged plan.
Meanwhile, at Washington, President Roosevelt conferred with the cabinet and then summoned Congressional leaders. It was believed Mr. Roosevelt was preparing a message to a joint session of Congress asking a declaration of war – which was expected to pass as soon as asked.
Complete censorship established
The Navy established censorship immediately on all outgoing cable and radio messages. Army and Navy posts throughout the nation were mobilized. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson and Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox ordered Army and Navy men to wear uniforms at all times.
Damage at Pearl Harbor
Huge fires were raging at Pearl Harbor at 1:10 this afternoon and five Navy vessels appeared to have been destroyed in the air raids.
One ship had turned over on its side.
Fires raging on four other warships appeared to be gaining in intensity and they had settled low in the water.
The base itself apparently was extensively damaged in the raids and great clouds of smoke rose above it.
Patrols were scouring the hills above Pearl Harbor for parachute troops reported to have been seen in the vicinity.
Governor proclaims national emergency
Governor Poindexter said he would make a full report to President Roosevelt of the bombing attacks on Honolulu by radiophone immediately after his radio message to the people of Honolulu.
The Governor said at 11:30 that there had been no evidence of sabotage by local Japanese residents.
Governor Poindexter this morning issued the following proclamation declaring a defense period to exist throughout the territory, thereby putting into effect the provisions of the M-Day act of the special session of the legislature:
Under and by virtue of the powers vested in me by Act 24 of the special session laws of Hawaii, 1941, and particularly Section 5 thereof, and under virtue of all powers in me vested by law, I, J. M. Poindexter, Governor of the Territory of Hawaii, hereby find that a state[?] of affairs exist arising out of an attack upon the Territory of Hawaii and that all of the circumstances make it advised to protect the territory and its inhabitants as provided in and by said Act 24 of the special session laws of Hawaii, 1941, and all other laws relating thereto; and by reason of the foregoing.
I do declare and proclaim a defense period to exist throughout the Territory of Hawaii.
This proclamation shall take effect upon promulgation thereof by official announcement by me by means of radio broadcast which I do further declare to have taken place at 10 a.m. on the date hereof, done at Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii this 7th day of December 1941.
JOSEPH B. POINDEXTER
Governor of the Territory of Hawaii
This hereby puts the M-Day bill into full effect.
Known Oahu casualties
With eight persons dead upon arrival at the emergency hospital and at least 20 reported dead at Hickam Field, the death toll from air attacks on Oahu this morning continued to mount after noon.
Two identified bodies, mangled by shrapnel, taken to the emergency hospital about 11 a.m. brought the total number dead there to eight.
Portuguese girl, 10 years old, unidentified, puncture wound left temple.
Caucasian male, 35, unidentified, had initials on shirt.
Frank Ohashi, 29, puncture wound in chest, 2705 Kamanaiki St.
Migita Taro, 26, Schofield.
Japanese girl, unidentified, age about 9, fur on coat only identification.
Mrs. White, 44, Dorsett Tract, puncture wound in chest.
Toshio Tokusaki, 5, Peleula Lane.
Unidentified, 30 to 40.
Patrick J. Chong, 30, 1457 Fort St.
A report to the police early this afternoon was that two members of the provisional police were shot and killed by machine-gun fire from low flying planes at Wailupe this morning.
Joseph Akana, Chinese-Hawaiian, 27, Papakolea.
George Stanley, 4, 1920 Colburn St.
Mrs. Ida Gouveia, 41, 2708 Kalihiuka.
Kaneshiro Uto, 145-A Fort St.
Thomas Fujimuro, 13, 610-I Rd., Damon Tract.
Elton Capps, 19, Signal Service Corps, Fort Shafter.
Ruth Sakamoto, 37, 44-C N. School St.
Alfred Moniz, 20, 298th Infantry, Company D.
Irene Bradley, 15, Moanalua Gardens.
Cecelia Bradley, 38, Moanalua Gardens.
Harriet Ide, 20, 1332 Nuʻuanu Ave.
Rudolph Bartels, U.S. district engineer.
H. Dallas, 18, Headquarters 18th Wing, Wheeler Field.
Eunice Wilson, 22, 1457 Fort St.
George Correa, Company No. 1, Fire Department, was brought in injured from Hickam Field and rushed to emergency hospital.
Albert Fong, 45, 627-E Waipa Lane
Yoshio Ogura, 23, 1453 Fort St.
Sidney Carlson, 37, 2210 Kuhio Ave.
Glen Hinkle, 21, Fort Shafter.
Hurt in second raid
Persons injured in the second raid taken to the emergency hospital, were:
Uso Konda, 50, 1630 Leilehua Lane.
Mildred Irvine, 1113 Duval St.
Charles Harkins, no address.
John Kim, 989 Akepo Moana.
Edward Lilikoa, 1262 Ala Moana.
Ceasar Costa, 35, 1821 Colburn St.
Tony Oshiro, 20, 944 McCully St.
Alfred La Forge, 36, 607 Mokauea St.
Unidentified female, no age, no address, both legs amputated.
Yoshiko Konda, no age, no address given.
R. Izumi, 19, Pelehula Lane.
Abel Gleason, 32, Leilehua Lane.
Toshio Tokusato, Pelehula Lane.
K. Yoshiki, no address.
James Konda, Kukui St.
Matthews Kitchen, 38, 2813 Kamiki St., discharged.
Eishien Tamanaha, 24, 50 Peleula Lane.
Janice Koga, 20, Kukui St.
Teruya Kenichi, 18, 19 Peleula Lane.
Eddie Sakar, 38, 149 N. Vineyard St.
Warren Tong, 18, 911-B Luka St.
Hisao Uyene, 20, 15 Palua St.
Yoshiro Toshisaka, no age, 10 Peleula Lane.
Mida Escoler, 42, 970 Kawaiaho St.
Unidentified, 25, no address, female.
Abraham Kulia, 5, 1920 Colburn St.
Ellen Kondo, 11, 1630 Leilehua.
An unidentified 10-year-old Japanese girl with a mangled left leg and shock, in critical condition, was taken to the Children’s Hospital.
Yoicki Tomisaka, 8, was taken from 1497 River St. to the Japanese Hospital.
Fire Chief William Benedict has been injured by shrapnel in his head and legs at Hickam Field.
Frederick Malarsie, Hickam fireman, injured by shrapnel in the legs and stomach, was taken to Tripler Hospital.
Bernice Gouveia, 12, 2708 Kalihi St.
Peter Lopes, 34, 2641 Kamanaiki St.
Mildred Gouveia, 3, 2708 Kamanaiki St.
Unidentified woman, address unknown.
Unidentified Japanese man, 28 years old.
Malani Chun, 21, 2112 Coyne St.
Mildren Irvine, 8, Fort Ruger.
Olive Ishiro, 4, 22 Peleula Lane.
Solomon Napailoea, 4, 1260 Kamanuwai Lane.
Laura Carlton, 4, 714 15th St. Navy housing.
Usa Kondo, 50, 1630 Peleula Lane.
Unidentified Japanese boy, 6, address unknown.
Unidentified Japanese girl, 3, address unknown.
John Hopeau, 23, 2012 Democrat St.
Matilda Faufata, 12, 2009 Oholena St.
K. Horinouchi, 54, 952 Robello Lane. Laceration of the head.
Mrs. K. Horiuchi, 39, 952 Robello Lane. Lacerated wound on cheek.
Yoshiko Harauchi, 26, 952 Robello Lane. Laceration of arm.
Toshimi Harauchi, 952 Robello Lane. Injury of ear.
Ichiko Hiroki 36, 987 Robello Lane. Laceration, right shoulder.
Yoshiko Matsumoto, 20, 952 Robello Lane. Ear injury.
Ventura Mathis, 31, 101 N. School St. Concussion, right arm.
Akio Harauchi, 21, 952 Robello Lane. Laceration on right shoulder.
Inter-island ships, planes are held up
All inter-island sailings to and from Honolulu were ordered cancelled by President Stanley C. Kennedy.
Hawaiian Airlines planes remain grounded until further notice following the strafing of John Rodgers Airport.
Two Japanese fliers captured
United States Army intelligence officers said this afternoon that two Japanese aviators were captured and were awaiting questioning by Army officials.
One of the fliers was reportedly captured in the vicinity of Fort Kamehameha and the other at Kahuku.
By the United Press
Washington, Dec. 7 –
The White House announced tonight it feared there was heavy loss of life in Hawaii.
New York, Dec. 7 –
The NBC tonight reported 350 men killed in a direct hit on Hickam Field, the Army’s giant airfield on Oahu.
New York, Dec. 7 –
NBC reported from Honolulu tonight that the battleship Oklahoma was set afire during the Pearl Harbor attack.
Military censorship on all messages
Hawaii was under strict emergency rule this afternoon, with close military censorship applied to all outgoing messages.
Governor Poindexter had talked with President Roosevelt by radio telephone and had acquainted him with all details of the attack on Oahu by waves of Japanese planes.
At least four attacks were made on Oahu.
The first was at 7:55 a.m., the second at 11:29, the third at 11:59 and the fourth at 12:41.
The Governor received instructions from the President but declined to reveal what they were.
Meanwhile, the death and injury toll increased with incidents being reported from widely scattered areas of the city.
While no information was forthcoming from Army or Navy sources, it is known that many servicemen were killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor early this morning.
An entire family of eight or nine persons was reported killed by a bomb at Nuʻuanu and Kuakini Sts.
Blackout for Oahu ordered
A complete blackout on Oahu has been ordered for tonight, T. G. S. Walker, coordinator of the mayor’s disaster committee, announced at 12:30 this afternoon. The order was requested by the Army, he said. He added that all civilians, except those with special permit cards, must stay off the streets at all times.
At 1:50 p.m., Edouard R. L. Doty, territorial director of civilian defense, ordered a complete blackout every night until further notice. The captain of the port announced that all aids to navigation such as lights, buoys, lighthouses, have been extinguished.
It was also announced that no vessel will be permitted to move in the harbor or leave the harbor without special permission from the captain of the port.
Another order said that all licenses of alien-owned small crafts have been revoked. This means that all alien-owned small craft are subject to seizure.
R. L. Doty, civilian defense director, said the civilian population is advised to keep radios on 24 hours a day and all orders would be read over the radio.
He also announced that all movie theaters have been ordered closed until further notice.
All householders are instructed to fill bathtubs and other receptacles with water in the event that the water works are damaged and unable to function.
British officials reserve comment
London, Dec. 7 (UP) –
News of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Army and Navy bases at Manila tonight electrified British officials who reserved comment on the possibility of British assistance, but one said:
This looks like the real thing.
Churchill examines Britain’s position
London, Dec. 7 (UP) –
Prime Minister Winston Churchill tonight was ”examining Britain’s position” in face of the new Japanese outbreak in the Pacific, it was stated authoritatively.
Radio, cable censorship established
Washington, Dec. 7 (UP) –
President Roosevelt tonight summoned the cabinet and Congressional leaders.
London paper flays attack
London, Dec. 7 (UP) –
The London Daily Mail reported tonight that:
Not even Hitler has yet achieved the infamy of a stab in the back while his envoys were still ostensibly negotiating terms of an agreement with an intended victim… that degradation has been achieved by Japan alone.
Rome Radio blames Roosevelt
Rome, Dec. 7 (UP) –
The Rome Radio, broadcasting in English, tonight blamed hostilities in the Far East on President Roosevelt.
The radio said:
Roosevelt’s warmongering program has started the war. First hostilities have occurred between Japanese and American forces in the Far East.
Press reaction, however, was reserved.
The first impression after the surprise part was that Italy must wait for the reaction before any clear-cut attitude can be adopted or action taken.
President Harrison believed sunk
Shanghai, Monday, Dec. 7 (UP) –
The Japanese are believed to have sunk or seized the U.S. liner President Harrison, according to reports here today.
The Harrison should be off the mouth of the Yangtse en route to pick up U.S. Marines on Dec. 10.
It was expected the Japanese would probably intern and disarm 203 remaining United States Marines, except those at Tientsin.
Fate of a group of U.S. Navy men aboard the USS Wake was also not known.
Japanese nationals arrested in Panama
Panama, Dec. 7 (UP) –
It was announced officially tonight that the Panama government ordered arrest of all Japanese nationals.
Stimson orders Army into uniform
Washington, Dec. 7 (UP) –
Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson tonight ordered the entire U.S. Army into uniform – 1,600,000 men, including thousands of officers and men on duty in administrative posts who heretofore have been allowed civilian clothes.
Germans report Tokyo war announcement
Berlin, Monday, Dec. 8 (UP) –
The official DNB news agency reported from Tokyo today that:
According to the Tokyo radio, Japaese military headquarters announced a state of war exists from Monday at 6 a.m. between Japan and British and United States forces in the Pacific.
Admiral Hart says U.S.-Japan at war
Manila, Dec. 7 (UP) –
Admiral Thomas Hart announced tonight that the United States was at war with Japan and “taking steps accordingly.”
Enemy planes or ships had not yet been sighted.
Street lights were burning in the capital, but the city was quite. Newspapers had not yet appeared on the streets.
Sleepy-eyed Army and Navy intelligence officers were informed by the United Press of the Japanese attack on Oahu.
At first they were doubtful of the report, generally commenting:
It doesn’t make sense.
The United Press flash here was apparently ahead of Army and Navy radio.
Admiral Hart and Lt. Gen. Douglas McArthur immediately issued full mobilization orders.
A Navy spokesman said enemy planes had not yet been sighted in Philippine waters but declined to say whether U.S. warships were steaming out of Manila Bay. The spokesman merely reiterated Admiral Hart’s announcement of existence of a state of war with Japan.
Apparently Army men suspected something brewing since during the night numerous units were alerted. Heavy troop transport activities were noticeable in the vicinity of Manila.
Tōjō reports to Emperor Hirohito
New York, Dec. 7 (UP) –
A Dōmei (Japanese) News Agency broadcast heard here tonight said Minister of Navy Admiral Shigetarō Shimada reported to an emergency cabinet meeting that fighting occurred between the United States and the Japanese Navy.
The broadcast also said that after the cabinet meeting, Premier Gen. Hideki Tōjō reported to Emperor Hirohito.
Tokyo radio silent on Japanese attacks
Los Angeles, Dec. 7 (UP) –
A Tokyo radio broadcast tonight (at 6:20 a.m. Tokyo Time) did not mention any attack on Hawaii or the Philippines.
Kennedy Is Acting Chief
Lt. Eugene Kennedy of the police department was appointed Acting Chief of Police shortly before noon to serve at the police headquarters in the absence from the station of Police Chief W. A. Gabrielson. Mr. Kennedy announced that all leaves and days off for police officers have been cancelled.
Japan consul raided
Washington, Dec, 7 (UP) –
The Japanese Embassy late today started burning secret documents. There was no police protection in front of the embassy.
A dramatic raid on the Japanese consulate this morning by detectives and police caught the staff of the consulate in the act of burning documents and records.
A tipoff from one of the four policemen who had been assigned to guard the Nuʻuanu St. consulate brought seven men headed by Lt. Benjamin Van Kuren, chief of detectives, and Lt. Yoshio Hasegawa to force their way into the consulate office where a small fire was burning to destroy documents.
Nagao Kita, consul general, was being interviewed by a Star-Bulletin reporter on the steps behind the consulate office when the car carrying the detectives entered the grounds at 12:20.
Lt. Hasegawa rushed up the steps, the men following him, past the consul general and into the hallway of the consulate office.
Inside the building, the smell of burning paper was strong and in a moment, the detectives had forced their way into a rear room, completely surprising three consulate staff members who were grouped around a small fire on which were burning records and documents.
Several safes in this room were wide open and apparently the consulate workers were taking out records and burning them as fast as possible.
A police guard stationed at the consulate said it was the smell of burning paper which prompted him to call the detectives.
Two carloads of detectives were dispatched.
When the detectives broke into a backroom, they found a smoke-filled room with doors and windows tightly locked.
The fire was immediately put out. It was burning on an overturned washtub with buckets of water nearby to extinguish the flames.
Detectives threw water on the burning documents and carefully searched all consulate personnel, including the consul general. Several were in other rooms.
Throughout the raid, neither the consul general nor his staff resisted, though one of them cussed, evidently resenting what he believed was the rough intrusion and handling.
Four regular police and provisional guards were sent at 10:30 this morning to guard the consulate, 1748 Nuʻuanu Ave.
They patrolled outside the consulate grounds on Nuʻuanu Ave. and Kuakini St., and also were stationed on the grounds.
One of them remarked after the raid that, though he suspected “something” was going on inside the consulate office, he did not have authority to break in.
The raid interrupted an interview in which the consul general urged the Japanese people in the islands:
…to remain calm and law-abiding.
Earlier in the morning, at another interview, he said he had thought the bombing of Honolulu was “maneuvers” by the U.S. forces here.
When informed that there were casualties, he remained unconvinced that the bombing by Japanese planes had actually taken place.
Likewise, Otojiro Okuda, vice consul, expressed surprise and disbelief when told that:
…this bombing is serious.
All Japanese banks were taken over this morning, it was reported at Iolani Palace.