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Pearl Harbor History

December 18, 2011 · Randy Miller
Before the Attack While Pearl Harbor is most known for the attack that occurred on December 7th, 1941, it has always had an interesting history. At one time there were abundant pearls, shark gods and was nicknamed the “island of attraction”. The English ship Butterworth, under Captain William Brown, entered Honolulu Harbor in 1793. Captain […]
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USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor

October 04, 2011 · Randy Miller
The most devastating loss of the attack on Pearl Harbor was on the USS Arizona, accounting for nearly half of the 2403 total deaths. 1,177 men died on the battleship Arizona when a 1765-pound armor piercing bomb exploded, igniting the powder magazine. Admiral Kimmel, who saw the explosion, said he saw "the Arizona lift out of the water, then sink back […]
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Naval Devastation at Pearl Harbor

September 05, 2011 · Randy Miller
Historians have argued whether the attack on Pearl Harbor was a success or not. One thing is clear, to the men who were at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, it looked and felt like devastation at Pearl Harbor. The goal of the Japanese was to cripple the US Pacific Fleet. Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto felt […]
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Pearl Harbor Timeline

August 18, 2011 · Randy Miller
1931–32 Japan establishes the puppet state of Manchuria   1933 March 25 Japan withdrew from League of Nations   1936 November 25 Japan signs Anti-Comintern Pact with Germany December 2 - Yamamoto begins forging the naval air arm into a modern weapon.   1937 July 7 Japan begins general attack on China; known as the […]
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Pearl Harbor Attack

July 18, 2011 · Randy Miller
When was the Pearl Harbor Attack? The Pearl Harbor attack was the morning of December 7th, 1941. Who Attacked Pearl Harbor? Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Empire of Japan. Why was Pearl Harbor Attacked? The why of the attack is a bit more complicated. A short answer is that the Japanese felt that as […]
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Battleship Row at Pearl Harbor

August 18, 2010 · Randy Miller
What was Battleship Row? Battleship Row was the name for the moorings on the East side of Ford Island where the battleships were moored. On December 7th, 1941, only 7 of the 9 Pacific Fleet battleships were at Battleship Row. The USS Pennsylvania was in drydock and the USS Colorado was in overhaul in Bremerton, WA. Battleship […]
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