Q: What do you remember about the instant the bombs starting falling?
A: I was sitting on the side of my bunk putting my shoes on. All of a sudden I heard an explosion in the distance. I could hear people running up and down in the dark. I heard another explosion and the running got faster. Then a guy leaned down a hatch and yelled “The Japs are attacking.”
Here is a Quiz before you read further: how long do you think it took him by his estimate to get word to his family that he was ok?