As Time Goes By - VERA LYNN (album "for all World War II Sweethearts")
One of the songs that, truly, got us through WW2.
Glenn Miller Sunset Serenade Christmas Time First Song Here We Go Again. Original Air Date Was 12/27/1941. This is from Glenn's Saturday afternoon [5-6pm(et)] NBC Blue Network series.
My Aunt instilled in me the importance of this date when I was just a child in the 50's. She married my Uncle in August 1941. He was a Marine and he was called to serve in the Pacific when war was declared on Japan. After the war, He decided to join the Army and keep serving. He retired in 1973. My Mom and one of her sisters lost their high school boyfriends during the war and my Father lost one of his brothers.
My Mother and her sisters shared with me the Music of that ERA and I still love it today so I will offer some of my favorites as a tribute to all the Veterans of WWII. Thank you for fighting for our Freedom.
This is from the Library of Congress - 7 Dec. 1941
Air Raid on Pearl Harbor
On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. A total of twelve ships sank or were beached in the attack and nine additional vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircraft were destroyed and more than 150 others damaged.
A hurried dispatch from the ranking United States naval officer in Pearl Harbor, Commander in Chief Pacific, to all major navy commands and fleet units provided the first official word of the attack at the ill-prepared Pearl Harbor base. It said simply: AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR X THIS IS NOT DRILL.
You can read the rest of the report Here.