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Ships of Pearl Harbor: USS USS Macdonough

April 23, 2019 ·  
The keel of the destroyer that would become known as USS Macdonough (DD-351) was laid down at the Boston Navy Yard in May of 1933, eight years before the outbreak of World War II in the Pacific. Construction on the new Farragut-class destroyer was completed in August of the following year, and she was commissioned into […]
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Wreckage of USS Strong Located

March 12, 2019 ·  
Paul Allen passed away in 2018, but the expedition team he once spearheaded is still going strong, carrying on his legacy of uncovering important pieces of history in the Pacific. In the first few months of 2019 alone, the ship he sponsored, R/V Petrel, uncovered the first Japanese battleship sunk by the United States in […]
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Ships of Pearl Harbor: USS Schley

March 07, 2019 ·  
USS Schley (DD-103) was laid down on October 29, 1917. The new Wickes-class destroyer was equipped like other destroyers of the time: with an arsenal that would make her a formidable presence on the high seas. USS Schley was commissioned into service on September 20, 1918. As this was the tail end of World War […]
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Closing In: The Battle of Saipan

March 05, 2019 ·  
From the moment the United States decimated the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of Midway, every decision was crucial. The war had reached a turning point and one wrong move could put victory back in reach for Japan. Even in the summer of 1944, as the war entered its last year, victory wasn't guaranteed […]
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Wreckage of USS Hornet Located

February 15, 2019 ·  
On October 26, 1942, during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) was lost to the Pacific. In January of 2019, just a week after confirming the discovery of the first Japanese battleship sunk in World War II, the crew of the Research Vessel Petrel announced the discovery of the […]
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History's Not Your Thing. Visit Pearl Harbor Anyway.

January 28, 2019 ·  
Not everyone is an American history buff. Or any history, for that matter. World History may not have been your strongest subject and you’ve yet to spend more than five minutes watching a History Channel special. Does that mean you shouldn’t bother visiting the historic sites at Pearl Harbor when you're visiting Hawaii? Not at […]
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Why Don't We Call It the "Battle of Pearl Harbor"?

January 15, 2019 ·  
Reading the history books about World War II and the War in the Pacific, you’ll find chapters on the Battle of Iwo Jima, the Battle of Okinawa, the Battle of Guadalcanal. What you won’t find, however, is a “Battle of Pearl Harbor.” It’s true that the events of December 7, 1941 launched the war that […]
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December 1941: The Tide of War Turns

December 18, 2018 ·  
On September 1, 1939, Hitler invaded Poland, launching the Second World War in Europe. Across the Atlantic, the United States showed no appetite for getting involved in the European conflict. For two years, the United States maintained its policy of non-intervention, although they did provide material assistance to the Allied forces facing Hitler's armies. Then […]
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Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor Has Died at 106

November 25, 2018 ·  
Ray Chavez, the oldest Pearl Harbor survivor, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 21, 2018. He was 106. According to his daughter Kathleen Chavez, the veteran’s health had been in decline in recent weeks. Chavez, a San Diego resident, was more than just a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was […]
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Wartime Blackouts: From Drills to Reality

November 20, 2018 ·  
Relations between the United States and Japan were quickly deteriorating. The rulers of Japan wanted to occupy more and more of China and Southeast Asia. The United States sought to prevent this expansion, but to do so meant taking actions that Japan would find unacceptably intrusive. It was no secret that Japan was displeased with […]
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