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Civilians also paid a heavy price in 1941 attack

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Catherine Kobayashi, holding a photo of herself from the 1940s, was a nursing student when Pearl Harbor was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The hospital’s record of operations book listed many amputations and shrapnel wounds.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Queen’s nurses learned to use gas masks on the day of the attack.

Seventy-four years ago today Catherine Kobayashi witnessed the trauma of the Japanese attack on Oahu as a young nursing student at the Queen’s Hospital, a day that is seared in her memory, while her experience is a reminder that civilians — as well as the military — suffered greatly on the day of infamy. Read more

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