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Dorie Miller receives the Navy Cross for bravery at Pearl Harbor, May, 27, 1942, Pearl Harbor

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Creator:U.S. Navy Photo
Title:Dorie Miller receives the Navy Cross for bravery at Pearl Harbor, May, 27, 1942, Pearl Harbor
Date:1942 May 27
Description:

Official U.S. Navy Photo of Dorie Miller, steward's mate 1/C, wearing the Navy Cross medal he received at a ceremony at Pearl Harbor on May 27, 1942. Miller was later interviewed by John Kinloch of the California Eagle and the interview, with this photo, was published on Oct. 7, 1943. Miller was aboard the U.S.S. Arizona in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 when the battleship was attacked by Japanese war planes. Miller took a 50-caliber machine gun and, with help from another officer, fired the gun to bring down eight Japanese planes. The following year he received the Navy Cross medal for his bravery. In his interview with the California Eagle, Miller said he had never fired the machine gun before the day of the Japanese invasion. He also said he was impressed that "thousands of white people acted as though they appreciated what I did. I feel that the drawing together of Negroes and white people is a good thing coming out of this war. I think that the unity of races will continue."

Local identification number: scl-m0270

Local identification number: scl-mss064-0270~1; scl-mss064-0270~2

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Miller, Dorie | World War, 1939-1945 | Navy Cross (Medal) | Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 | Hawaii, Oahu, Pearl Harbor
Collection:Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection
Institution:University of Southern California Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern California. Library | Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Original Material:

scl-m0000

Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1880-1986

University of Southern California. Libraries

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