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Operation K: A Second Pearl Harbor Attack

March 06, 2020 ·  
On December 7, 1941, the United States suffered devastating losses during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. The assault launched the War in the Pacific and put the entire nation on edge, waiting for a possible follow-up attack or full-on invasion. Though the US mainland remained virtually untouched, Oahu again became a target on March […]
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Atomic Bomb Exhibit Comes to Pearl Harbor

February 22, 2020 ·  
After a grueling period of conflict and bloody battles, the United States made the difficult decision to drop two atomic bombs on Japan. The devastation caused by the bombings of two Japanese cities put into motion the surrender of the Empire of Japan, though at the cost of hundreds of thousands of civilian lives. In […]
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After the Fighting – Operation Magic Carpet

February 15, 2020 ·  
As the summer of 1945 drew to a close, Americans were rejoicing as news of the victory in the Pacific swept across the nation. After nearly four years of brutal fighting, the men and women of the United States military were ready to put an end to the war effort and get back to a […]
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What Is Victory Disease?

August 22, 2019 ·  
Looking at the actions of the Japanese military during the early phases of the War in the Pacific, it’s reasonable to believe that they may have gotten overzealous with their expansion across the ocean. In fact, it was Japan’s actions during World War II that spawned the term “Victory Disease.” What Is It? The term […]
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Who Was Admiral Clarey?

June 28, 2019 ·  
Ford Island, in the middle of Pearl Harbor, is the location of several Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. Today, it's connected to the rest of Oahu by a floating pontoon bridge known as the Admiral Clarey Bridge. Bernard Ambrose Clarey may not be a household name, but he was one of the US Navy's most decorated […]
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What If Japan Hadn't Attacked Pearl Harbor?

May 23, 2019 ·  
December 7th, 1941. Just before 0800 that Sunday morning, an aerial striking force of the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise assault on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. The attack was a preemptive maneuver to cripple the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet, a major naval force in the Pacific that the Japanese feared would […]
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Iwo Jima: The Story Behind the Iconic Photo

March 13, 2019 ·  
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 a strategic victory for the United States that would put the nation’s military in even closer range than when troops captured the island of Saipan. […]
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The Only Mission of USS Liscome Bay

February 22, 2019 ·  
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 the Kaiser Shipbuilding Company in Vancouver, WA. Launched in June of 1943, the new ship was christened USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56), and commissioned into the U […]
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The Alamo Scouts of the Pacific Theater

January 25, 2019 ·  
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 Theater. The War in the Pacific became a proving ground for men to show what they were capable of, and one shining example of that […]
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USS Schley Survivor Joe White

December 19, 2018 ·  
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 chipped in, selling newspapers or working on farms and picking up whatever odd jobs they could find. Such was the youth of Joseph Merrel White, […]
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