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Muriel Helsel - World War II

Muriel Helsel was the wife of a U.S. Navy officer assigned to Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. After witnessing the Pearl Harbor attack, Muriel worked as a stenographer at the Bureau of Yards and Docks while her husband served as the Incoming Stores Officer (logistics) in Hawaii throughout the war.

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Muriel Helsel on the beach in Honolulu, Hawaii during WW II.

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Honolulu, Hawaii

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Unknown

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Rolland Helsel in his navy uniform.

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Program for the "Battle of Music, 1941" a concert Muriel and Rolland attended the evening before the Pearl Harbor attack.

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Muriel Helsel's driver's license, issued by the city of Honolulu.

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Aerial view of Pearl Harbor in December, 1941.

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Pearl Harbor

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December, 1941

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See the U.S. National Archives, World War II collection, for photo permission.

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Photos taken on April 2, 1943 to commemorate Rolland and Muriel's 3rd anniversary.

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April 2, 1943

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Rolland Helsel prior to the war.

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Muriel Helsel.

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Narrator's photo



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