Regarding the letter by Lois Manning June 26: Please watch the TV broadcast "Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After."
You will be surprised by how much did and didn't happen during and after the attack. Don't presume that Washington and Hawaii were in "live as it's happening" contact. That is only possible in today's world.
It's good practice to hold your horses until knowing if it's actually a horse or a sawhorse under your saddle.