Lecture: "Reflections on December 7, 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor"

Houston Maritime Museum

Thomas Gillette's father, Captain Claude Gillette (USNA-1909), served as the manager of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard from 1939 to 1942. Living with his family inside the shipyard, Thomas Gillette's childhood was unique. During this lecture, he will recant his fond memories, which include watching Saturday night movies aboard the USS Arizona as well as somber memories of witnessing the Japanese planes that flew 30 feet above his home, the tragic events that followed and how life was turned upside for his family and friends as they changed their lifestyles in an attempt to ward off future attacks.



Houston Maritime Museum
2311 Canal St.
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77003


Admission is free.
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