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Commander Patrol Squadron Twelve ( VP-12) report of his Squadron's participation in the Japanese attack at Kaneohe Naval Air Station during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. Note some grievous injuries obliterated for privacy reasons. Also note that at least one minor Casualty is not reported here. Pety Officer 3rd Earl Rhoden of VP-12 was wounded by a Japanese Bomb hit on the hangar in which he was working, suffering minor shrapnel wounds to the face, scalp and right side.
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Earl "Chicken" Rhoden, CPO, VP24/VP12, Pearl Harbor, USS Saipan, CVL 48
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