On 7 December 1941, during the beginning of the destruction at Pearl Harbor, U.S.S. Utah (BB-31) was struck by two torpedoes, capsized and quickly sank. Most of the fifty-eight officers and enlisted men from Utah’s crew that died are still entombed where the remains of the ship rest on the northwest side of Ford Island. What was it like to be on U.S.S. Utah and survive the attack? Former PhM2c Lee Soucy, whose enlistment in the Navy was supposed to end on 7 December 1941, can tell you. During 2004, Soucy, pictured here with photographer Tom Sakiyama, sat down with an interviewer from our museum to record his memories of that day. The recording can be accessed at our online repository by Clicking Here:

https://digitalarchive.pacificwarmuseum.org/digital/collection/p16769coll1/id/5567/rec/2