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The attached YANK MAGAZINE article tells the story of what Honolulu was like when everyone learned that World War Two had ended:

"In Honolulu, where the war began for the U.S., the first news of it's ending reached a sleepy-eyed Chinese-American radio technician shortly after 1200 hours (12:00 a.m.) when he had just finished making his regular weekly check on KGU's station transmitter and was ready to leave for home."

"Stand by for important news about the Potsdam ultimatum."

One of the most spontaneous celebrations was at Hickham field, where hangars, planes and barracks were strafed by the Japs December 7. Crewmen, technicians, and passenger-terminal personnel heard the first news flash and quickly spread the word."

"Flight nurse, WACs and GIs all streamed from their barracks and joined the howling procession..."


VJ Day in Honolulu (Yank Magazine, 1945)

VJ Day in Honolulu (Yank Magazine, 1945)

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