The photograph was taken in the fall of 1941 when the Thanksgiving and Christmas menus were being prepared for the Company.
Among these men are the detail at Opana Point Radar Station 270-B on December 7th, 1941. They were supplied by the Camp at Kawailoa where their bivouac was set up with the field kitchens. At Opana Point for the 4 am to 7 am Sunday morning shift were Pvt. (Spec. 3rd cl.) Joseph L. Lockard, the Oscilloscope Operator and Pvt. George E. Elliot, Plotter. Although they sighted the Japanese air attack approaching Oahu from the North, their observations were discounted at the Information Center at Fort Shafter and the rest is history. Lockard became a 1st LT in the Signal Corps with the 934th Signal Battalion at Esler Field, LA. Elliot was a SGT at HQ Company, Camp Lee, VA. Also among this company are the relief team which came up with the 7 am truck to Opana. Pvt. Lyle B. Lawrence, Pvt. Albert W. Hodges and PFC Andrew Farmbacil. Pfc. Joseph P. McDonald is also here. He was the telephone operator in the Info Center who took their report of planes approaching Oahu. Seated at the center are SGT William Murphy, Jr., NCOIC of the Opana detachment, 2nd LT John Upson, CO of the platoon at Camp Kawailoa and 1st LT Almon L. Bell, the trainer for 270-B.