Web site commemorates Pearl Harbor history

Historians and survivors of Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 are using the latest online technology to preserve their memories of the day that drew the US into World War II, a Reuters report said.

The report said the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund last week unveiled its Pearl Harbor Survivor Project Web Site (www.pearlharborstories.org) that included photos, written stories and video clips of survivors of the raid in which about 3,000 were killed or wounded.

The site aims to find living survivors of the air and sea attack, who come from a time when people did not often share their war experiences, by using social networking technology to cast a wide net, according to the report.

It would also use podcasting to turn telephone contributions into sound files, the report said.
Survivors, as well as their friends and families, are also invited to upload copies of photos, letters and other mementos.

The site's creators said it would serve as a repository and tribute to the survivors and they hoped it would tell the story of Pearl Harbor in a way that members of the MySpace generation could understand, the report further said.