Attack on Pearl Harbor: World War II Strikes Home in the USA, by Steve Dougherty, Scholastic, New York, 2012.
I love to read of Pearl Harbor, even books written for children. This book tells the stories of two airmen, Kenneth Taylor and George Welch. These two were able to get to a remote airfield, Haleiwa, where their planes were stored, Most of the American planes were destroyed through strafing and bombing runs. However these two were able to get into the air and engaged the Japanese in air battles despite be outnumbered. It also relates the story of Dorie Miller, who as African American served in the mess and was not allowed to shoot. He was allowed to feed ammunition however. When the gunner took a bullet, Miller took over the fun. He had observed, but never fired. However he was able to stand and fight from the deck of the USS West Virginia (which had taken 7 bombs) amid bombs and fires and bullets. He is credited with down a few planes and received the Navy Cross for his heroics. He would later be killed on another ship.