US Navy Report of Japanese Raid on Pearl Harbor, Enclosure E, USS Chew
U.S.S. Chew (DD-106)
Pearl Harbor, T.H.,
December 10, 1941.
|From:||The Commanding Officer.|
|To:||The Commandant, FOURTEENTH Naval District.|
|Via:||(1) The Commander Destroyer Division Eighty.|
(2) The Commander Inshore Patrol.
|Subject:||Air Raid Attack by Japanese -- Report on.|
- It is reported that this ship, berthed at X-Ray 5 on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, opened fire on attacking Japanese planes with one 3"/23 caliber 0803. At 0811 two 50 caliber machine guns were placed in action. Fire was maintained continuously until 0934, when the third wave of attacking planes left the area.
- One direct hit was scored by the 3" gun crew, disintegrating a plane in mid-air. The firing and the hit was observed by the Executive Officer, as well as a number of enlisted personnel. Two other hits were scored, one demolishing the tail assembly of a plane. No hits were observed from the 50 caliber fire.
- A total of 28 depth charges were dropped on eight different supersonic contacts in the area south-west of entrance buoy. Evidence indicated that two submarines were sunk.
- One casualty was suffered by this ship. Matthew J. Agola, S.2c., USNR, was killed during the action while engaged in rescue work on the U.S.S. Pennsylvania.
- One man is missing: Clarence A. Wise S.2c., USNR.
H.R. HUMMER, Jr.
Source: United States National Archives, Modern Military Branch
Added By: C. Peter Chen
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