Civilians


The Civilian Pearl Harbor Hero

By: Mark Loproto

When George Walters reported for work on the morning of December 7, 1941, there was no way he could have been prepared for the dramatic turn his day would soon... Read More

Wartime Blackouts: From Drills to Reality

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

The History of the Hawaii Overprint Note

By: Mark Loproto

The worst case scenario wasn’t an impossible one: in the wake of the Pearl Harbor attack, Japan would invade Hawaii, overrun it, and use it as a launching point for... Read More

The Varsity Victory Volunteers

By: Mark Loproto

The attack on Pearl Harbor was a disaster felt across the United States, but from that monumental tragedy came tales of heroics and patriotism. Stories like that of the Varsity Victory... Read More

The Pearl Harbor Baby

By: Mark Loproto

Sometimes, it’s almost impossible to find any ray of light when a dark cloud washes over an entire nation. The December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor seemed to leave... Read More

The Young Heroes of Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

The heroes of Pearl Harbor included more than just the sailors aboard the vessels that took the brunt of the attack, or the servicemen who scrambled to fight back with... Read More

The Lost Top-Secret Pearl Harbor Mission

By: Mark Loproto

During the early days of the war in Europe, the United States implemented a program within Hawaii that selected a group of prominent citizens throughout Honolulu who would be of strategic... Read More

Terminal Island: A Lost Tale of World War II

By: Mark Loproto

The attack on Pearl Harbor changed thousands of lives. The most frequently talked about are the 2,403 American servicemen who died during the attack. What’s often overlooked, since it doesn’t paint the... Read More

Pearl Harbor’s Civilians

By: Mark Loproto

The level of devastation that the military installation at Pearl Harbor sustained after the Japanese launched a surprise attack on December 7, 1941 was dumbfounding, but the damage extended further than... Read More

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