Family seeks help with World War 2 photos


Last updated 2/23/2021 at 9:58am

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Army Tech Sgt. Richard Perkins, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, World War II.

Press release

When Army veteran Richard Perkins passed away at the age of 92 in 2014, he left behind a treasure trove of hundreds of photos he took while stationed in Hawaii after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Perkins was a radio operator who was stationed at Fort Shafter in Honolulu, and he worked at an underground base inside of Diamond Head. Except for a few brief stories, he never talked much about his service to his family. While cleaning out his house after he died, his daughter Alice and son Dana came across a large tin container full of rolls of film negatives that had been develop...

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