Historical Articles and Current News Articles - Pearl Harbor Reservations

Iwo Jima: The Story Behind the Iconic Photo

By: Mark Loproto

From February 19 to March 26, 1945, American and Japanese forces were locked in a grueling and bloody battle on the island of Iwo Jima. Taking the island would be... Read More

Advantages of a Pearl Harbor Tour

By: Mark Loproto

Picture it. You wake up one morning during your Hawaiian getaway and decide you want to see what Pearl Harbor has to offer. You’ve heard so much about it and... Read More

An Unexpected Aviation Milestone

By: Mark Loproto

When Japan bombed the American Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, it set into motion a chain of events that changed the course of history. One immediate impact was on the... Read More

The Only Mission of USS Liscome Bay

By: Mark Loproto

On December 9, 1942, just over a year after the United States suffered the attack on Pearl Harbor, the keel of a new Casablanca–class escort carrier was laid down at... Read More

Pearl Harbor Heroes: Herbert C. Jones

By: Mark Loproto

As we’ve learned over time, heroes come in all ages, genders, and ethnicities. The attack on Pearl Harbor illustrates this point with the innumerable people who stepped up to help... Read More

Pearl Harbor Survivor Patrick McIntyre Passes Away at 96

By: m gurnas

The Memphis, Tennessee area said goodbye to its last known Pearl Harbor survivor with the passing of Patrick McIntyre on January 25, 2019. At 96 years old, McIntyre was one... Read More

The Alamo Scouts of the Pacific Theater

By: Mark Loproto

When the Imperial Japanese Navy struck Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, it launched an armed conflict that would lead to the creation of many specialized teams throughout the Pacific... Read More

How Can I Minimize Walking at Pearl Harbor?

By: Mark Loproto

A visit to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument is primarily a walking experience. From the moment you arrive at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, you’re... Read More

Experiencing Pearl Harbor Without Seeing It

By: Mark Loproto

When we think of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor,we usually picture sailors scrambling on the decks to abandon ship or take up arms to fight back against... Read More

USS Schley Survivor Joe White

By: Mark Loproto

The 1930s were difficult for the United States. The Great Depression gripped the nation, causing economic worry from coast to coast. Families did what they could to survive. Even children... Read More

Joseph Gasper Still Going Strong at 100

By: Mark Loproto

Joseph Gasper survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, though for a few terrible moments he wasn't sure he would. On the morning of December 7th, 1941, Gasper was taking part... Read More

Pearl Harbor Survivor John Reed Dies at 96

By: Mark Loproto

Pearl Harbor survivor John Reed was only a week away from his 97th birthday when passed away on November 12, 2018. Reed was one of the last survivors of Pearl... Read More

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

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