Historical Articles and Current News Articles - Pearl Harbor Reservations

Royal Hawaiian Band Kicks Off 2018 Commemorations

By: Mark Loproto

When the end of the year rolls around, many people become engrossed in the holiday season. At Pearl Harbor, however, there is an event that draws even more attention, one... Read More

USS Nevada Survivor John Danaher Turns 100

By: Mark Loproto

John Danaher celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday, October 20, 2018 surrounded by his friends and loved ones. Like any time an individual joins the club of centenarians, it was... Read More

Pearl Harbor Survivor Alvin Mays Dies at 96

By: Mark Loproto

More than 76 years ago, the United States suffered the loss of more than 2,400 lives on the devastating morning of December 7, 1941. From the Pearl Harbor attack there... Read More

The Nelsons of USS Arizona

By: Mark Loproto

The December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor was an effort by Imperial Japan to destroy—or at the very least seriously disable—the US Navy's Pacific Fleet. Battleships serving out of... Read More

Aircraft of the Pacific: Stinson L-5 Sentinel

By: m gurnas

It’s not one of the more famous World War II-era aircraft on display at the Pacific Aviation Museum, but the Stinson L-5 Sentinel played an important role in World War... Read More

Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park: Outdoor Exhibits

By: Mark Loproto

One of the main attractions of the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites is the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park. In addition to the iconic submarine herself, the site features an... Read More

Mapping the Depths of Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

What’s the best method of exploring the waters of Pearl Harbor to see what may lie below the surface? A research submersible is an option, but the manpower and hours... Read More

Football and Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

While it’s tempting to visualize the entire nation coming to a stunned standstill the moment the first bombs dropped on Pearl Harbor, that was actually not the case. As thousands... Read More

Pearl Harbor Survivor Ed Johann Turns 95

By: Birte Petersen

In 1941, one of the greatest tragedies in American history happened at Pearl Harbor, in the Territory of Hawaii, when Japanese airplanes launched a surprise attack on the Navy base... Read More

4th of July Fireworks over Honolulu

By: Mark Loproto

People in Hawaii are known for their love of fireworks. Any holiday is an excuse for a good pyrotechnic show. In fact,  the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki puts on... Read More

Named for a Legend: USS Nimitz Turns 50

By: m gurnas

December 7th, 1941 changed many lives forever. Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Nimitz was promoted to head the US Pacific Fleet, eventually becoming commander of all sea,... Read More

Pearl Harbor and the Visiting Football Teams

By: Mark Loproto

The political climate between the United States and Japan was tense when a group of college athletes from two football teams set out from California to Hawaii in November 1941,... Read More

Edward Killeen, USS Tennessee Survivor

By: Birte Petersen

Edward Killeen was born on June 18, 1922 in Phoenix, Arizona. Growing up in that landlocked place, he didn't have an opportunity to travel by sea or experience life aboard... Read More

Bridge Named in Honor of Donald Stratton

By: Mark Loproto

More than 76 years have passed since the attack on Pearl Harbor and we are still finding new and inventive ways to recognize and honor the brave men who survived... Read More

The Hospital Ship USS Solace

By: Mark Loproto

For 14 years, the SS Iroquois sailed the world’s waters as a passenger ship. It was a relatively quiet and calm life, save for the possibility of the occasional seasick... Read More

The Story of Haleiwa Fighter Strip

By: Mark Loproto

Prior to the outbreak of war in the Pacific, Haleiwa Fighter Strip on Oahu's North Shore seemed like more of an afterthought than an actual military installation. It served as... Read More

Other Targets: Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay

By: Mark Loproto

The targets of the Pearl Harbor attack of December 7, 1941 weren't limited to the ships at the Oahu naval base. The eight battleships moored at Battleship Row were the... Read More

Mal Middlesworth: Still Telling His Story

By: Mark Loproto

He was only one month shy of graduating when Mal Middlesworth enlisted with the United States Marine Corps, leaving behind his family and his high school sweetheart, JoJean Ciraulo. It... Read More

Other Targets: Schofield Barracks

By: Mark Loproto

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, their main objective was to decimate US naval power in the Pacific by destroying the  the battleships moored along Battleship... Read More

Cornelia Fort Honored with Museum Exhibit

By: Mark Loproto

The life and work of inadvertent Pearl Harbor participant Cornelia Fort have earned recognition more than 76 years later with the dedication of a plane and accompanying exhibit at the... Read More