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Honolulu was attacked Sunday morning by a force of Japanese planes numbering from fifty to one hundred. Sunday night there was a sporadic attack in which one or two planes were engaged with little or no damage.
Pearl Harbor was the center of the attack and no information as yet has been released as to the amount of damage or casualties. A few bombs were dropped in the business district of Honolulu, killing 47 civilians and wounding 100. Bombs dropped near the Governor’s Executive Mansion, Schuman Garage, and Lewers & Cooke. There is no official information as to military casualties.
As far as could be learned there was little or no damage to the residential districts and persons killed apparently were killed on the streets in downtown Honolulu or on the highways near Pearl Harbor. Honolulu has reacted marvelously ‑ the city is calm and there has been no hysteria or excitement.
Civilian Defense went into action at once. First aid stations were alerted and went into action at once, as did all other civilian defense. The outstanding feature on Oahu as on Kauai was the response of American citizens of Japanese ancestry.
There has been absolutely no sabotage on Oahu or on Kauai. There was a round-up of Japanese aliens on Oahu suspected of subversive activities. There was a similar round-up on Kauai where all consular agents were taken in. Under the circumstances of Kauai, the arrest of a consular agent does not necessarily mean he was engaged in subversive activities.
Honolulu has been completely blacked out as was Kauai.
Honolulu stores have been closed to complete an inventory of food supplies. Kauai stores have been closed for a similar purpose but have been ordered to reopen as soon as the inventory is completed.
Gasoline has been rationed on Oahu as it has on Kauai.
The public is urged to use automobiles only in necessary business. However, we want business as usual on Kauai. On Kauai there will be no halting of traffic in daylight hours. Only necessary official cars will be allowed on the road at night. KTOH has authority to come on the air from time to time with the news. As fast as the news comes from Honolulu we will give it to you. Stay tuned to KTOH for the latest developments.
The Japanese consul was caught attempting to burn papers and documents Sunday morning and the highlight of the arrest was that it was made by Detective Hasegawa.
All Japanese banks have been closed and licenses suspended. In Honolulu all Japanese papers are continuing publication but each page must be a duplication in English of what it is in Japanese.
One of the peculiarities of the raid in Honolulu was that a brother and sister were both injured during the raid at almost the same time, at different points. Their injuries were not serious. Ernest M. Chung was struck by a spent machine gun bullet. Mrs. Mary Naihu was slightly injured by a piece of shrapnel.
They were both treated at first aid stations and sent home.
This is a warning to the people of Kauai. Any message heard over an Air Corps station operating with instructions to aircraft, is to be disregarded for the reason that the Army is now engaged in all types of maneuvers and defense activities.
Under these conditions these messages are training messages in connection with simulated attacks on the various sections of Honolulu. Messages during actual operations are sent over another frequency and cannot be heard by the general public, so disregard any and all messages heard on this frequency.
The Honolulu police radio station can also be heard on this island and we want to warn you to pay no attention to the dizzy rumors which are frequently relayed to the squad cars for investigation. For example, the rumored bombing of the School Street bridge was pure baloney.
We want to stress the fact that it is necessary for the Honolulu police to investigate every report, but the fact that this message goes over the air does not mean that there is any foundation for it.
There were seven babies born on Oahu during the blackout.
There were some variations of the blackout on Oahu, but they were controlled. There was one arrest on Kauai for a variation of the blackout and the man is now in jail. He will be joined by any others who refuse to obey orders. For the sake of the public, we wish to announce that blackout violations are a military offense, not a civilian offense, and the civilian authorities have no control over the offenders.
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