At approximately eight o’clock on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Jesse Reynolds, the chief cook aboard the U.S.S. Macdonough, had just walked out of the galley where he had been cutting up steak for dinner. The Macdonough was tied up to a destroyer tender at berth in Pearl Harbor. The vessel was undergoing a scheduled overhaul and all of its machinery was disabled.
"I saw three torpedo planes