After The Attack

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 Other Yamamoto – An American Hero

By: Mark Loproto

In 1936, Fred Yamamoto graduated from Palo Alto High School with a bright future ahead of him. The young man kept a diary that he wrote in often, jotting down... Read More

America’s Revenge on Yamamoto

By: Mark Loproto

On April 18, 1943, the United States finally got its revenge on the man responsible for the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor seventeen months previously. Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto had been... Read More

The Effects of War: Martial Law in Hawaii

By: Mark Loproto

In the immediate aftermath of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, while the rest of the United States was gearing up for the great fight against... Read More

The Bell of the USS Vestal

By: Mark Loproto

Relics of war pop up in some unexpected places, carried from one end of the world to the other, sometimes by ocean currents or other forces of nature, and sometimes... Read More

How Pearl Harbor Changed the World

By: Mark Loproto

After Germany’s invasion of Poland in 1939, the United States opted to remain isolated from the conflict in Europe. As the British and French struggled to fight back the Nazi... Read More

Japan Since Pearl Harbor: How a Nation Changed Its Views

By: Mark Loproto

At the time, it was a necessary action to solidify expansion through Asia and the Pacific. With the United States standing as a potential threat and roadblock, Japan would be... Read More

America After the Attack

By: Mark Loproto

It didn’t take long for the attack on Pearl Harbor to change the United States in major ways. An overwhelming amount of support for joining World War II echoed throughout... Read More

Those Left Behind: Why So Many Fallen Men Remain On Board Their Ship

By: Steve Fagaly

On December 7, 1941, 1,999 sailors, 233 soldiers, 109 marines, and 49 civilians lost their lives when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. The attack occurred early in the morning, around breakfast time,... Read More

The Harsh World War II POW Camps

By: Kellar Ellsworth

The movie Unbroken followed the heroic story of Louis Zamperini from a rambunctious youth through his meteoric Olympic rise before joining the US Army Air Forces in time for World... Read More

How Did the Allies Win WWII?

By: emerg

From September 1st, 1939 to September 2nd, 1945, most of the world was engaged in a large-scale skirmish that claimed the lives of over 60 million people. The two warring... Read More

Battle of Midway

By: Kellar Ellsworth

Pearl Harbor was the opening salvo in the battle for the Pacific. By using a surprise attack, the Japanese had hopes of crippling the United States Navy in port. Prior... Read More

The Recovery – Rebuilding Pearl Harbor

By: Tara Tyrrell

“The Japanese specifically chose to attack on a Sunday because they believed Americans would be more relaxed and thus less alert on a weekend.” ~ Jennifer Rosenberg, historian It was... Read More

The Aftermath – Pearl Harbor after the attack

By: Tara Tyrrell

By the time the people at Pearl Harbor had the chance to come to terms with what had happened on December 7, 1941, there was no doubt that the aftermath... Read More

The Women of Pearl Harbor

By: Tara Tyrrell

“It was then that I realized how important women can be in a war-torn world.” These were the words written by Honolulu Star-Bulletin reporter Elizabeth (Betty) McIntosh, who was working... Read More

How Much of the Film Pearl Harbor is Accurate?

By: Steve Fagaly

The 2001 film Pearl Harbor was met with a mixed reception at the time of its release. Although it was the most expensive movie ever filmed up to then, critics considered it... Read More

Lieutenant-General Walter C. Short and Pearl Harbor

By: Daniel Garcia

Many historians feel conflicted when discussing Lieutenant-General Walter C. Short. He was the man in charge of Pearl Harbor's defense, and on December 7, 1941, his career abruptly ended as Japanese... Read More

Wheeler Army Airfield: Then and Now

By: Daniel Garcia

When the Japanese made their plans to bomb Pearl Harbor, they planned to go after more than just the harbor itself. .They had three other targets in mind: Hickman Airfield, Ford... Read More

Kermit Tyler and the Big Pearl Harbor Oversight

By: Daniel Garcia

On the morning of December 7, 1941, First Lieutenant Kermit Tyler  of the U.S. Air Force went to work like everyone else. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor's radar information center... Read More

After the Attack on Pearl Harbor

By: J. Owen

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, several things happened. On the isolated island of Nihau, a Japanese plane, crippled in the attack crash landed. A native Hawaiian disarmed the pilot... Read More

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