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Remembering George Elliott, Pearl Harbor Radar Operator

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Remembering George Elliott, Pearl Harbor Radar Operator

Remembering George Elliott, Pearl Harbor Radar Operator

Remembering George Elliott, Pearl Harbor Radar Operator

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On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, a novice radio operator on the Hawaiian island of Oahu notified headquarters of unusual radar activity. Authorities decided the blip George Elliott noticed was most likely an expected flight, and took no action as Japanese planes approached Pearl Harbor. Elliott recently died at age 85. His brother Clarence speaks with NPR's Robert Siegel.