When William Fisher first heard the news of an attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, he didn’t even know where it was. He enlisted in the Navy once he came of age a few years later, but it wasn’t until arriving at the Hawaiian naval base and seeing the sunken ships that he truly understood the enormity of what he’d signed up for.
Throughout the tail end of the war, Bill served as a radioman aboard the USS Nereus (AS-17), one a Navy’s newest submarine tenders.
In My Own Words
Listen to William Fisher’s complete audio interview, hosted by Kevin Farkas. An archival version of this interview is available upon request for research and educational purposes.