Comic Book, Pearl Harbor and the Day of Infamy,
Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day
Pearl Harbor and the Day of Infamy, a 24-page comic book, distributed under Monroe Publication’s
World War II Comic imprint, has been published as part of the 75th Anniversary commemoration of the attack. It was launched publicly on the Pearl Harbor Day Troop Train on Saturday, December 3, 2016.
This short graphic history of the shocking events of December 7, 1941, details the true events of what President Franklin D. Roosevelt called “a date that will live in infamy” in his message to the U. S. Congress to ask for a declaration of war in response to Japan’s surprise attack on America’s principal military stronghold in the Pacific.
Every year, on the Saturday prior to Pearl Harbor Day, the Troop Train runs between Union Station in Los Angeles, CA, and the Santa Fe Depot in San Diego, CA. It makes the trip twice during the day.
A number of World War II Veterans were aboard and gave brief testimony of their service to our country. There were also re-enactors dressed in 40s uniforms and so much more. US Army Air Force Captain Theodore R. Tanner, who was a 386th Squadron pilot, flew 72 missions and received a Bronze Star for distinguished service against the enemy, enraptured everyone on the trip with his recollections of World War II.
Darrell Wayne interviewed noted historian Jay Wentz, who is the author of six books. These include two award-winning volumes in the War Stories: World War II Firsthand series, D-Day: The Campaign Across France and The Pacific – Volume One – Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal, as well as The Pacific – Volume Two – The Solomons to Saipan. He has written The Native American Experience, also an award-winner; The Civil War Experience 1861-1865 and is co-author, with prominent historian Edwin C. Bearss, of Smithsonian’s Great Battles and Battlefields of the Civil War. Jay has also been a columnist for Civil War Times Illustrated, America’s Civil War, Historynet.com, GreatHistory.com and a feature writer for America in WWII, Aviation History and Armchair General magazines
Pearl Harbor and the Day of Infamy is available as a full-color traditional comic book, $4.95, and in digital form for I-Books, Kindle and other digital formats, $3.95 to $3.99. It can be ordered through the WorldWarIIComix.com website, I-Tunes, Amazon and select retailers.