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Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday's Photo: Pearl Harbor

Whit Criswell Bryan 1920 - 2001
 Written on the back is
Whit C. Bryan
Phmlc - 1943
Pearl Harbor, T. H.

Dad arrived in Pearl Harbor right out of Hospital Corps School in June 1940.  He was stationed at Naval Mobile Hospital # 2 when the bombing occurred on December 7th. Dad remained at the mobile hospital until 1943. He took these photos while in Hawaii. 

Artie Shaw was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader, and actor. Written on the back was Artie Shaw at the Breakers 1942. During World War II, Shaw enlisted in the United States Navy and shortly after formed a band, which served in the Pacific theater.

Joe E. Brown was an actor and comedian. During WWII, he spent a great deal of time entertaining troops. Written on the back is Joe E. Brown, Breakers, Honolula, Hawaii 1942.

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Artie Shaw. (2017, November 29). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 02:29, December 9, 2017, from

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn

Joe E. Brown. (2017, November 15). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 02:27, December 9, 2017, from

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