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Patrol Squadron TWENTY-TWO Report for Pearl Harbor Attack
Patrol Squadron TWENTY-TWO
U.S. Naval Air Station,
Pearl Harbor, T.H.,
December 13, 1941.
The Commander Patrol Squadron TWENTY-TWO.
The Commander-in-Chief, PACIFIC FLEET
Summary of action and damage during Air Raid on December 7, 1941.
CinCPac Conf. despatch 102102 of December 1941.
- The following information is submitted in accordance with
- Offensive measures:
- First Attack - A total of three (3) .50 cal. machine
guns were manned in three (3) different planes before completion
of the attack.
- Second Attack - A total of four (4) .30 cal. machine
guns and eight (8) .50 cal. machine guns were manned in four
different airplanes during the second attack.
- Ammunition Expenditure - Approximately 2000 rounds
of .30 cal. and 2000 rounds of .50 cal. ammunition was expended.
- Damage inflicted - Two (2) enemy planes at which fire
was being directed were shot down off the southern end of Ford
Island during the second attack and two additional enemy planes
were seen shot down during the same attack.
- Personnel - None killed three received minor scratches
from first attack.
- Material - One (1) bomb struck Patrol Squadron Twenty-Two
parking area (ramp #4), the explosion and subsequent fire completely
destroyed six (6) PBY-3 airplanes, damaged one (1) PBY-3 airplane
beyond repair and put the remaining five (5) out of commission
for from one to ten days. This bomb is believed to be the first
one dropped on Ford Island or the adjacent ships.
One (1) bomb struck the small arms magazine at North East
corner of hangar (building #6) and the resulting fire burned
the wooden part of about two-fifths of the hangar and numerous
miscellaneous squadron spare parts before being brought under
One bomb struck the underwater portion of ramp number four.
- Conduct of Personnel:
The conduct of all personnel was outstanding. Those living
ashore reported for duty immediately. Pilots, gunners, and radiomen
volunteered to fly and man landplanes with which they were unfamiliar
in order to pursue enemy aircraft. A number of these volunteers
were assigned to and carried out these duties until regular crews
of these aircraft arrived to replace them.
Source: Enclosure (E) to CINCPAC
action report Serial 0479 of 15 February 1942, World War II
the Modern Military Branch, National Archives and Records Administration,
8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740.