USN Mission 2
AIRFIELD: Haleiwa Field
December 7, 1941
MISSION TYPE: Intercept
MISSION SUMMARY: Kenneth Taylor's flight over Hawaii. You and your squadron mate, George Welch, heard the first wave of Japanese planes come across the island, wreaking havoc as they did. You have returned to Haleiwa and are ready to get into the air and fight!
A flight of Japanese a/c overflew Haleiwa as I climbed into the P-40. It took a few minutes to catch up with them, by which time I was over the harbour and all hell was breaking loose!
Smoke trails were everywhere as FLAK and cannon took their toll.