Friday, June 3, 2016

Death of Pearl Harbor Survivor Adolph Hengl, 99, of the USS Tennessee-- Part 1

From the May 26, 2016, Livermore Independent "Pearl Harbor Survivor Passes Away at the Age of 99" by Carol Graham.

Adolph Hengl, 99, died May 14, 2016.  He served in the U.S. Navy for 28 years.

He was an aircraft maintenance officer on board the USS Tennessee that fateful day and below deck when the attack came.  The Tennessee was moored directly in front of the USS Arizona.

"I couldn't see what was happening outside.  When there seemed to be a lull, I came out on the quarterdeck to see what was going on.  A bomb hit and sent me back through the door, slamming me into a metal wall.  I stood up and saw tiny fires all over the linoleum floor.

--GreGen

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