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Fitting a Pearl Harbor Tour in to Your Schedule

December 15, 2019 ·  
It’s not easy finding time for everything you want to do during your Oahu vacation. With so much to do on the island in the limited time available—from adventures through dense forestry to the beauty of miles of golden beaches—you may have to pass on one or two experiences. A visit to Pearl Harbor, however, […]
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Unprepared for Attack: December 7, 1941

December 07, 2019 ·  
The element of surprise leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor was the core reason why the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service was able to inflict so much destruction without suffering significant losses of their own. Unaware of what was hurtling toward them, the sailors, Marines, and soldiers stationed at Pearl Harbor and around […]
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USS Arizona Survivor Lou Conter Returns

December 05, 2019 ·  
In 2018, the Pearl Harbor anniversary commemoration took place with something missing. It was the first year that no survivors of the USS Arizona (BB-39) attended the Oahu ceremony. All well into their 90s, the survivors weren’t physically able to cross the Pacific to join in the remembrance of the men with whom they served […]
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Why Tours Don't Stop at Punchbowl Cemetery

December 03, 2019 ·  
Pearl Harbor tours are a convenient way to explore the history of December 7, 1941. That’s part of what makes them so popular. Most tours of Pearl Harbor also include a driving tour through historic downtown Honolulu, where you can see Iolani Palace and the Hawaii State Capitol, as well as make a stop at […]
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Common Myths About Pearl Harbor Tours

November 30, 2019 ·  
During your research while deciding among the different Pearl Harbor tours, you may come across quite a few opinions about participating in tours in and why you’re better off going solo. Some travelers may not like tours in general, and can be pretty vocal about their feelings online. Others spread second- and third-hand information that […]
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How Accurate Is the New Midway Movie?

November 26, 2019 ·  
When you immerse yourself in history, it becomes clear how important it is for the theatrical movies that  claim to depict real events to be as accurate as possible. While Hollywood often takes shortcuts to fit within a two-hour run-time, it shouldn’t omit or change key moments if the film is intended to come across […]
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Missing Submarine USS Grayback Located

November 22, 2019 ·  
Over the course of the Pacific War, the Imperial Japanese Navy and the United States Navy engaged in many deadly encounters. Scattered throughout the Pacific Theater are the sunken remains of ships that didn’t survive the engagements. In recent years, several projects have made it their mission to locate these wrecks. One of the most […]
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Pearl Harbor Survivor George Hursey Dies at 98

November 22, 2019 ·  
As we move ever further away in time from the events of December 7, 1941, we continue to bid farewell to the brave men and women who lived through the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. Their first-hand accounts of the Japanese attack have been invaluable, but the passage of time makes the loss of these […]
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The Battleship That Never Was

November 19, 2019 ·  
As tensions rose across the Pacific in the run-up to the outbreak of war, the Imperial Japanese Navy tried to intimidate the United States with the massive Yamato-class battleship. Little was known about the new class of battleship, though it was rumored to have battery configurations that violated the Second London Naval Treaty, which Japan […]
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Lauren Bruner Last to Join Shipmates on USS Arizona

November 15, 2019 ·  
In the years following the sinking of USS Arizona (BB-39) and the building of the USS Arizona Memorial, 43 former crewmen who survived the events of December 7, 1941 have chosen the sunken vessel as their final resting place. As the nation commemorates the 78th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in December 2019, Lauren […]
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