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Captain Elliott, George

On the morning of 7 December 1941 a mobile radar station was installed at Opana, overlooking the northernmost shore of Oahu at Kahuku Point. Standing orders laid down that such installations were to be operated between 0400 and 0700 hours only. The radar was under the control of Private Joseph Lockard (Lockard, Joseph) and as the truck due to pick them up had not yet arrived, he went on giving instruction to the inexperienced George Elliott. Shortly thereafter they saw a large "blip" on the screen which looked like a substantial body of aircraft some 130 miles distant approaching from the north. The report of the sighting was dismissed by Lieutenant Kermit Tyler (Tyler, Kermit) as the incoming flight of American B-17 bombers.

See also: Landon, Truman; Lockard, Joseph; Oahu; radar; Tyler, Kermit

You can find out more about Private Elliott in the following Osprey books:

CAMPAIGN 62 Pearl Harbor 1941; MEN-AT-ARMS 70 US Army 1941-45; MEN-AT-ARMS 342 US Army in WWII (1) The Pacific