Before The Attack


Other Targets: Schofield Barracks

By: Mark Loproto

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, their main objective was to decimate US naval power in the Pacific by destroying the  the battleships moored along Battleship... Read More

More Facts About the Attack on Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

December 7th, 1941. It will forever be one of the most notable dates in American history, the day Japan launched a surprise aerial assault on an US naval base. We’ve... Read More

The Economic Warfare that Led to Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

The conflict between the United States and Japan has long since been extinguished, but over 75 years ago, the two powers were locked in a tense struggle. Before Japan and the... Read More

History of the Harbor

By: emerg

History of the Harbor Do an online search for Pearl Harbor and you'll find countless results pointing towards one devastating day in the history of the harbor. On December 7th,... Read More

Notable Letters From Pearl Harbor

By: emerg

“If I live thru it, I’ll be glad not to have missed it.” These are the words Mrs Jane Colestock, wife of Lieutenant Edward Colestock, wrote just days after the... Read More

Pre-war history of Pearl Harbor

By: Steve Fagaly

Pre-war history of Pearl Harbor – Wai Momi When we speak of the history of Pearl Harbor, the first thing that comes to mind is the Japanese attack, which happened... 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

The History of Pearl Harbor Before the Attack

By: J. Owen

Polynesians have inhabited the Hawaiian Islands for centuries. Hawaii was discovered relatively late by Europeans. The first visit by westerners to the islands was in 1778 when the British Captain... Read More