City Rocks To Blasts As Japanese Drop Bombs
San Francisco, Dec. 7.- President Roosevelt announced this morning that Japanese planes had attacked Manila and Pearl Harbor.
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SHRAPNEL: A piece of shrapnel, picked up on a downtown
Street, is held by Mrs. Olga Burns.
Guam Bombed; Attack on
Manila Reported Repulsed
listening in by shortwave this afternoon at his home at 2512
Waolani Ave., reports news items received
The island of Guam was subjected to a bombing attack
The Japanese also attempted to take Cavite in the Philip-
pine islands but the attack was successfully repulsed.
Manila denies any reports of damage to that city.
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Iolani palace for emergency duty
reported the first bomb at 8:10 a. m.
today took the Kaneohe bay naval
air base there completely by sur-
prise and struck and set fire a
large seaplane moored on the east-
ern side of the hangers in the bay.
Bombers exploded oil tanks causing
such a conflagration that the
hangers could not be seen but it
is certain that they were in great
Another plane was struck and set
on fire at Kokokahi near the coral
A witness reported that there
was no answering gunfire from the
base and no planes went up to
drive off the attackers. As the
enemy planes swooped low and ma-
chine gunned the base scattered
rifle fire was directed at them.
Witnesses said the Japanese ma-
chine gunners’ marksmanship was
Addison E. Kirk, president and
general manager of the Honolulu
Rapid Transit Co., reported that al-
though there were several hits by
bombs on overhead power wires,
the company is running its buses on
a reduced schedule.
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Land on Oahu
uniforms and red shields have land-
ed on Oahu, army authorities re-
ported to police at 1:10 this after-
Is Probed By Police
An unidentified parachute was
seen to land at St. Louis Heights
about 2 p. m., it was reported. Look-
outs reported to the police within
five minutes and an investigation
Sixteen provisional policemen and
all regular patrolmen in that in that dis-
trict were ordered to proceed to the
area behind St. Louis college and
make a search.
The landing was made at Maka-
puu, according to the report.
Probed By Police
A guard patrolling a water tank
at Diamond Head circle reported he
had observed a suspicious group of
Japanese at a Monsarrat Ave. ad-
dress at 2 p. m., and a squad of
police was sent to investigate.
has grown something this year.
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