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According to the Marine Band’s Leader Log on Dec. 7, 1941, White House Assistant Usher Wilson Searles informed Marine Band Director William F. Santelmann that “Japan was making an air raid on Hawaii.” The log also states that “orders came over [the] radio for all Service men to report to their stations in uniform tomorrow morning.”
411207-M-ZZ999-001.JPG Photo By: Marine Band

Jan 15, 2016
Washington DC - According to the Marine Band’s Leader Log on Dec. 7, 1941, White House Assistant Usher Wilson Searles informed Marine Band Director William F. Santelmann that “Japan was making an air raid on Hawaii.” The log also states that “orders came over [the] radio for all Service men to report to their stations in uniform tomorrow morning.”


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