Unprepared for Attack: December 7, 1941

By: Mark Loproto

The element of surprise leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor was the core reason why the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service was able to inflict so much destruction... Read More

World War II Aircraft: B-29 Superfortress

By: Mark Loproto

B-29 Superfortress: Born of Necessity The attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 forced the United States into  military conflict with a powerful and bold opponent. The forces of... Read More

Advantages of a Pearl Harbor Tour

By: Mark Loproto

Picture it. You wake up one morning during your Hawaiian getaway and decide you want to see what Pearl Harbor has to offer. You’ve heard so much about it and... Read More

William Manley Thompson: USS Oklahoma Hero Identified

By: Mark Loproto

The December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor left many families desperately hoping and praying for the safety of their loved ones. Fathers, brothers, sons, uncles – they were all... Read More

Louis Zamperini: From Olympian to War Hero

By: Mark Loproto

During World War II, the United States military comprised the most dedicated and bravest men and women it needed to emerge victorious. Things looked grim, especially at the start of... Read More

World War II History Across America

By: Mark Loproto

The Second World War was a global conflict that affected nations all around the world. Though the United States entered the conflict two years after it started, the Americans had... Read More

Hawaii After Pearl Harbor

By: Jerry

Beginning just before 0800 on December 7th, 1941, the world changed. Families lost loved ones, people across the United States were stunned, and tensions in the Pacific exploded. While the world... Read More

Why Pearl Harbor Didn’t Succeed

By: Mark Loproto

Strange as it may sound, it can quite reasonably be argued that Japan did not achieve a complete victory during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Considering what the intention was... Read More

Heroes of the Harbor: Ray Chavez

By: Mark Loproto

At over 100 years old, Pearl Harbor’s oldest living veteran has shown less wear-and-tear than the machinery that served and survived the infamous Japanese attack. In March of 2016, Pearl... Read More

What If America Hadn’t Dropped the Atom Bombs?

By: Mark Loproto

As we learn more and more about the Second World War, we begin to see that some things we were initially taught may not be completely accurate. For instance, it’s... Read More

Heroes of the Harbor: Peter Tomich

By: Mark Loproto

The United States is an incredibly diverse land, home to people of dozens of ethnicities who are just as proud of their new  country as people who were born and raised... Read More

The King and the USS Arizona Memorial

By: Mark Loproto

Upkeep for any sort of National Monument or government-sanctioned memorial is typically not an inexpensive proposition. From paying employees to keeping up the maintenance on the many attractions and exhibits,... Read More

Heroes of the Harbor: Kenneth M. Taylor

By: Mark Loproto

The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor spurred many into action, most of whom were living aboard the many vessels present throughout the harbor. There were some American flyers, however, who... Read More

Pearl Harbor Artifacts

By: Mark Loproto

Relics of events long since past are found all over the world, reminders of conflicts that left their mark on the lands they were fought across. Considering how relatively recent... Read More

The Pearl Harbor Spy

By: Mark Loproto

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor seemed to go off without a hitch. The United States Pacific Fleet was completely unprepared and the Japanese knew exactly what to hit them... Read More

Pearl Harbor Celebrations to Remember

By: Alison

Gone, but never forgotten. That's the promise of the many Pearl Harbor celebrations that go on every December 7th. Each year, thousands of military men and women as well as... Read More