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Why Is the Bowfin Submarine at Pearl Harbor?

By: Mark Loproto

When you take a closer look at the different exhibits and memorials at Pearl Harbor, you find that some of them have no physical connection to the December 7, 1941 attack.... Read More

Ships of Pearl Harbor: USS St. Louis

By: Mark Loproto

USS St. Louis (CL-49), a Brooklyn-class light cruiser, was launched on April 15, 1938 and commissioned into the US Navy on May 19, 1939. She was the fifth ship of... Read More

5 Pearl Harbor “Tours” To Avoid

By: Mark Loproto

For most people, coming to Oahu to visit Pearl Harbor is something that requires a lot of planning. It's also not cheap. The flights tend to be long and costly;... Read More

Cassin Young – Pearl Harbor Hero

By: Mark Loproto

Cassin Young was already an American hero when his life was tragically cut short during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. Just under a year earlier, on the morning of December... Read More

Can I Visit Punchbowl Cemetery?

By: Mark Loproto

During a visit to Pearl Harbor, there's no shortage of opportunities to memorialize and honor the over 2400 Americans who died on December 7, 1941. From the USS Arizona Memorial... Read More

Tireless Advocate for USS Oklahoma Unknowns Has Died

By: Bruce Danforth

Ray Emory, a Pearl Harbor survivor who spent many years advocating on behalf of the men killed aboard USS Oklahoma (BB-37) whose remains were never identified, has died at the age... Read More

Sleep of the Saved: Churchill’s Reaction to Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

The American reaction to Pearl Harbor is not surprising. Fear mixed with shock and anger led to a readiness to enter the Second World War, ending the isolationism that had... Read More

Iconic Locations of the Pacific Theater

By: Mark Loproto

Though World War II was fought all around the globe—from the tiniest of islands to the most expansive of countries—there were certain locations that proved to be more significant than... Read More

February 1932: The Other “Attack on Pearl Harbor”

By: Mark Loproto

We all recognize December 7th, 1941 as the day the Japanese swept through Pearl Harbor, leaving behind a wake of destruction that instigated America’s involvement in World War II. How... Read More

Destroyer Division 80

By: Mark Loproto

The USS Ward, USS Schley, USS Allen, USS Chew: They may not be among the better-known vessels that were present during the attack on Pearl Harbor, but their presence that... Read More

Myths About the Attack on Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

Much is known about the attack on Pearl Harbor, but one has to stop every so often and consider how much of it is truth and how much has been... Read More

Revisiting the Past: How Japan Views Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

It’s likely that a survey of Japanese people taken during the early 1940s about the attack on Pearl Harbor would show broad agreement that it was a necessity. It wasn’t just... Read More

Four Pearl Harbor Documentaries Worth Looking For

By: Mark Loproto

The World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument is an incredible resource for learning what occurred on December 7th, 1941, when the Japan’s aerial and seafaring forces attacked Pearl... Read More

Seeing Inside Pearl Harbor: Navy Deck Logs from the Attack

By: Mark Loproto

Knowing exactly what happened at Pearl Harbor used to require one to have actually been present at the time of the attack. Even specifics about accounts and memories from survivors can... Read More

Women of the War

By: Mark Loproto

World War II was not just a war fought by the military factions of each country. The moment that the declaration of war rang through the United States, the entire... Read More

Civilians Affected by the Attack: Pearl Harbor’s Collateral Damage

By: Mark Loproto

When we talk about the attack on Pearl Harbor that occurred in December of 1941, we’re quick to jump to stories of the sailors who opposed Japan’s forces and the... Read More

Pearl Harbor Quotes

By: J. Owen

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Pearl Harbor Survivor Frank Navagato

By: J. Owen

Pearl Harbor Survivor Frank Navagato was a 22-year-old Army Air Corps corporal stationed in Hawaii when the attack hit Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was an aerial gunner... Read More

Pearl Harbor Maps – Attack Maps & Island Maps

By: J. Owen

Below is a collection of Pearl Harbor Maps including maps of the attack on Pearl Harbor and locations of the ships at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. Map of... Read More

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