Thanks to Beth who told me yesterday that I had the wrong date for Pearl Harbor . I indeed did find information in the paper and on line today about the attack subsequent entry of the United States into World War II.
I found this information to read and wanted to post it for people to read. I guess I was off one day mostly because I wasn't there.
My father said it was a warm and sunny Sunday and he was washing his car and the announcement came over the radio that Pearl Harbor had been attacked and he thought there goes peace and he would be going off to war.
He indeed did get drafted and sent off to boot camp. After basic training my mother took a train to Goldsboro NC and they got married before he was shipped to England. My father had a lot of mechanical aptitude and he went to school and qualified to be a airplane mechanic and spent his time repairing and maintaining the Army Air Corps planes while stationed in England.
Here is their Wedding Picture. My mom was about twenty one and dad twenty five....