University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Dale F. Garlock papers, 1941-1969

Creator Garlock, Dale F.
Title: Dale F. Garlock papers
Dates: 1941-1969
Identification: camh-arc-004107
Extent: 2 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

Chief Yeoman Dale Foster Garlock enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1940 in Salt Lake City, Utah. On December 7, 1941, he was serving as File Yeoman, handling personnel records, at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. As the Japanese fleet attacked the U.S. Pacific fleet, Garlock received two teletypes. The first message from CINPAC (US Commander in Chief Pacific) to "ALL SHIPS AND STATIONS AT PEARL" read "AIRRAID ON PEARL X THIS IS NO DRILL." The following CINPAC message read "HOSTILITIES WITH JAPAN COMMENCED WITH AIRRAID ON PEARL."

Garlock retired from the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Commander in 1969.

Content Description

U.S. Navy service records and two Navy teletypes comprise the Dale F. Garlock papers. Garlock's records document his service, including his duties at Pearl Harbor in 1941, when he received teletypes announcing "AIRRAID ON PEARL X THIS IS NO DRILL" and "HOSTILITIES WITH JAPAN COMMENCED WITH AIRRAID OF PEARL." Service records include correspondence and forms from Garlock's induction into the Navy in 1941 to his retirement in 1969.


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Index Terms

Personal Names
Garlock, Dale F.
Corporate Names
United States. Navy
World War (1939-1945)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dale F. Garlock papers, 1941-1969, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, April 2019.

Accession Number


Detailed Description of the Collection

2.325/A107 Navy service records, 1941-1969

2.325/A110a Pearl Harbor teletypes (2), December 7, 1941