A Boy at War. A novel about Pearl Harbor by Harry Mazer. Who is Harry Mazer?. Harry was born in New York and grew up in the Bronx. His family of four lived in a two-room apartment on the fourth floor. To pass the time, he read, played games on the street, and spent a lot of time alone.
A novel about Pearl Harbor
with his wife, Norma Fox
Mazer, on some works.
Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese submarines and carrier-based planes attacked the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor. Nearby military airfields were also attacked by the Japanese planes.
Eight American battleships and 13 other naval vessels were sunk or badly damaged, almost 200 American aircraft were destroyed, and approximately 3,000 naval and military personnel were killed or wounded. The attack marked the entrance of Japan into World War II on the side of Germany and Italy, and the entrance of the United States on the Allied side.
Before 7 am, the radar station at Opana Point picked up a signal indicating a large flight of planes approaching from the north. These were thought to be either aircraft flying in from the carrier USS Enterprise or an anticipated flight of B-17s from
the mainland, so
no action was