Survivors, friends, families remember Hickam Field attacks in 1941

U.S. Army Private Edward Bloch, a survivor of the attack on Hickam Field, holds a wooden box given to him during the 75th Commemoration of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Hickam Field ceremony Dec. 7, 2016, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Bloch was a switchboard operator in the control tower assigned to the 5th Bomb Group at Hickam Field. During the attack, he made eye contact with a Japanese aircraft gunner and recalls the Star Spangled Banner being played over the public announcement system between the two waves of attacks. After the attack, Bloch served in the South Pacific Flying Combat crew in the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator Bombers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Allen)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Nathan Allen
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