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“Rosie the Riveter” Inspiration Has Died

By: Mark Loproto

As we watch the number of Pearl Harbor survivors dwindle, we also bid farewell to other icons of the Second World War. The latest World War II hero to pass... Read More

New Aircraft Carrier To Be Named for Doris Miller

By: Mark Loproto

Many of the heroes of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor have been honored with medals and citations. Some have even had US Navy ships named in their... Read More

Battleship Missouri Marked a Major Milestone

By: Mark Loproto

On December 28, 2019, the Battleship Missouri marked a major milestone as she welcomed her nine-millionth visitor, a number that shows just how popular Pearl Harbor Historic Sites are. The... Read More

Discoveries of R/V Petrel in 2019

By: Mark Loproto

2019 was a very active year for the Research Vessel Petrel. An ambitious project launched by Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, Petrel has continued to search the deep waters of... Read More

How Accurate Is the New Midway Movie?

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Missing Submarine USS Grayback Located

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Restoring the Battleship Row Mooring Quays

By: Mark Loproto

When the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument was created in 2008, it included an often overlooked, albeit hard to miss, piece of Pearl Harbor history. Located... Read More

Pearl Harbor Welcomes USS Zumwalt

By: Mark Loproto

More than 77 years ago, the American naval base at Pearl Harbor was the site of a devastating surprise attack that launched the United States into World War II. In... Read More

2018 Pearl Harbor Commemorations Around the US

By: Mark Loproto

Every year, we gather as a nation to take a moment and commemorate the lives lost during the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It was a day that... Read More

Royal Hawaiian Band Kicks Off 2018 Commemorations

By: Mark Loproto

When the end of the year rolls around, many people become engrossed in the holiday season. At Pearl Harbor, however, there is an event that draws even more attention, one... Read More

Veterans Day 2018 in Hawaii

By: Mark Loproto

Every year on November 11, we honor the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect their nation. Visitors to Hawaii can take part in... Read More

Mapping the Depths of Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

What’s the best method of exploring the waters of Pearl Harbor to see what may lie below the surface? A research submersible is an option, but the manpower and hours... Read More

4th of July Fireworks over Honolulu

By: Mark Loproto

People in Hawaii are known for their love of fireworks. Any holiday is an excuse for a good pyrotechnic show. In fact,  the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki puts on... Read More

RIMPAC 2018 Kicks Off at Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

While many people associate Pearl Harbor with the surprise Japanese attack that occurred over 76 years ago, they sometimes forget that it is still an active military base, playing a... Read More

USS Oklahoma Sailor Clifford Goodwin Identified

By: Mark Loproto

It’s a headline that’s popped up dozens of times since 2015: The remains of a sailor from USS Oklahoma (BB-37), the ill-fated battleship that capsized and sank during the December... Read More

Wreckage of the USS Lexington Found

By: Mark Loproto

Sunk on May 8, 1942, the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2) spent more than 75 years on the sea floor under the waters of the Pacific. Previously believed to be... Read More

Remembering Pearl Harbor – 76 Years Later

By: Mark Loproto

A droplet of oil spreads on the glassy surface of the harbor. Beneath it, a rusting wreckage, a memory of bombs, torpedoes, and machine gun fire. The destruction of the... Read More

DNA Identification and the Men of the Oklahoma

By: Mark Loproto

For more than seven decades, the families of many of the 429 men who perished when the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) sank were unable to give their loved ones a proper... Read More

The USS Missouri: Still Serving the Nation

By: Mark Loproto

One ship moored near the Pearl Harbor memorials dedicated to the December 7th, 1941 attack might seem out of place. The USS Missouri (BB-63)—lovingly known as the "Mighty Mo"—is a... Read More

Recognition for Pearl Harbor Hero Joe George

By: Bruce Danforth

USS Arizona survivor Donald Stratton is looking to press Washington DC lawmakers to honor a fellow Pearl Harbor veteran for the heroic act that saved his life and those of... Read More

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