Jane Hukill

Jane Hukill was young during World War II. Her father was in the Army during the war.

In her interview, she discusses hearing about Pearl Harbor with her family and them fearing for her father who was supposed to be stationed there. She discusses her family trying to get in touch with her father after Pearl Harbor was attacked.

First Hearing about Pearl Harbor

I remember Pearl [Harbor] very much. I was essentially lying on my tummy reading the funnies – that’s what we call the comics – on Sunday morning with my cousin. Actually, it was Sunday afternoon, but they came on the radio and said Pearl Harbor had been attacked. And my father was supposed to have been at Pearl, and I remember running in and telling my mother what was on the radio. She came running in, and we had to drive right back home. We were visiting relatives in Three Rivers at the time, and she wanted to get home hoping that she’d find out where he was. And as it turned out, his ship wasn’t ready to go to Pearl; it was still in Marin Island outside of San Francisco. So he didn’t go until a little bit later, but he got caught up in the Pacific war, too.