Articles - Pearl Harbor Reservations

America’s Revenge on Yamamoto

By: Mark Loproto

On April 18, 1943, the United States finally got its revenge on the man responsible for the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor seventeen months previously. Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto had been... Read More

The US Pacific Fleet in 1941 and Today

By: Mark Loproto

A lot has changed in the 76 years that have passed since the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that forced the United States into World War II.... Read More

Women of the War: Marjorie Culligan

By: Mark Loproto

Before realizing her lifelong dream of becoming a schoolteacher in 1949, Marjorie Culligan had already had a rather eventful life that included serving her nation in uniform. On the advice... Read More

Elizabeth McIntosh – From Journalist to Spy

By: Mark Loproto

Elizabeth McIntosh isn’t a name that often comes up during discussions about World War II, but her story is a fascinating one that author Ann Todd sets out to tell in... Read More

Pearl Harbor Terminology – Battleship Row

By: Mark Loproto

Any discussion of the attack on Pearl Harbor includes references to something called “Battleship Row.” In your mind, you may be picturing a row of battleships lined up within the... Read More

Why Was the USS Utah Targeted?

By: Mark Loproto

Given the intent of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, a question pops up when the events of the day are examined. It’s widely known... Read More

Barbers Point Lighthouse December 7, 1941

By: Jerry

A lot happened on the island of Oahu during the morning of December 7, 1941. Though the devastation at Pearl Harbor and airfields all across Oahu are what's most remembered... Read More

The Conning Tower of the USS Parche

By: Mark Loproto

During your explorations of Pearl Harbor, you find tributes to some of the iconic ships of the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack and World War II. There’s an anchor from... Read More

Navy Chaplain Awarded Silver Star

By: Mark Loproto

The attack on Pearl Harbor produced heroes of all kinds, and not all of them were fighting men. In a ceremony coinciding with the 76th anniversary of the attack, naval... Read More

Pearl Harbor Hero Doris Miller Statue Unveiled

By: Mark Loproto

Many heroes came out of the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, men who risked their  lives for the sake of their fellow serviceman. Many jumped into the flaming, oil-slicked waters... Read More

A Very Special Birthday Present

By: Mark Loproto

What do you get a man who survived one of the most devastating events in United States history, a 97-year-old survivor who’s seen the world change time and time again,... Read More

Pearl Harbor Survivor Robert Coles Passes Away

By: Mark Loproto

The passing of time is a detriment to the preservation of history. The further we get from an event, the greater the likelihood that some details of it will be... Read More

Forensic Science and Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a deadly strike on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor and nearby air fields with the intent of crippling the... Read More

Heroes of the Harbor: Anna Urda Busby

By: Mark Loproto

Not long after the United States was dragged into World War II, the role of America's women changed drastically. Once limited to being schoolteachers, housewives, and secretaries, many women found... Read More

USS Honolulu Survivor Passes Away

By: Mark Loproto

When we discuss the attack on Pearl Harbor, we’re often so focused on the eight battleships that were the prime targets of the Japanese attack that we almost forget that... Read More

The Story of the USS Helm

By: Mark Loproto

On May 27th, 1937, the USS Helm (DD-388) was launched at the Norfolk Navy Yard, sponsored by the widow of Rear Admiral James Meredith Helm. Five months later, the Bagley-class destroyer... Read More

Sneaking into War: How Pearl Harbor Rallied American Youth

By: Mark Loproto

When news of the Pearl Harbor attack started to make its way across the United States, everybody reacted differently. Some were stricken with fear and found themselves at a loss... Read More

The Commander Who Launched the Pearl Harbor Attack

By: Mark Loproto

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was responsible for planning the devastating attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, but he was not present for the attack itself. While he remained... Read More

Oahu – Explore the History, Enjoy the Adventure

By: Mark Loproto

There are many reasons why trip to Oahu should be on everyone’s bucket list, but there's one that may not have occurred to you. On the southern coast of the... Read More

Another USS Oklahoma Hero Identified

By: Mark Loproto

The December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor left many families desperately hoping and praying for the safety of their loved ones. Fathers, brothers, sons, uncles – they were all... Read More