Lodi's Don Phillips was at Pearl Harbor when Japanese surrendered
Lodi's Don Phillips shot this photo on Aug. 14, 1945, after learning that the Japanese had surrendered. Phillips, a U.S. Navy ensign, was stationed at Pearl Harbor at the time. It was a cause for celebration, with flares from several ships being lighted.
Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010 12:00 am
Don Phillips, owner of Phillips Farms west of Lodi, was at Pearl
Harbor on Aug. 14, 1945, when the Japanese surrendered to the
United States and put an end to World War II.
Phillips, a U.S. Navy ensign, said he and hundreds of other
ships were waiting at Pearl Harbor expecting to attack Japan.
Instead, they lighted distress flares from their ship in
Monday, August 30, 2010 12:00 am.