War in the Pacific


What Is Victory Disease?

By: Mark Loproto

Looking at the actions of the Japanese military during the early phases of the War in the Pacific, it’s reasonable to believe that they may have gotten overzealous with their... Read More

Who Was Admiral Clarey?

By: Mark Loproto

Ford Island, in the middle of Pearl Harbor, is the location of several Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. Today, it's connected to the rest of Oahu by a floating pontoon bridge... Read More

What If Japan Hadn’t Attacked Pearl Harbor?

By: Mark Loproto

December 7th, 1941. Just before 0800 that Sunday morning, an aerial striking force of the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise assault on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor.... Read More

Iwo Jima: The Story Behind the Iconic Photo

By: Mark Loproto

From February 19 to March 26, 1945, American and Japanese forces were locked in a grueling and bloody battle on the island of Iwo Jima. Taking the island would be... Read More

The Only Mission of USS Liscome Bay

By: Mark Loproto

On December 9, 1942, just over a year after the United States suffered the attack on Pearl Harbor, the keel of a new Casablanca–class escort carrier was laid down at... Read More

The Alamo Scouts of the Pacific Theater

By: Mark Loproto

When the Imperial Japanese Navy struck Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, it launched an armed conflict that would lead to the creation of many specialized teams throughout the Pacific... Read More

USS Schley Survivor Joe White

By: Mark Loproto

The 1930s were difficult for the United States. The Great Depression gripped the nation, causing economic worry from coast to coast. Families did what they could to survive. Even children... Read More

Edward Killeen, USS Tennessee Survivor

By: Birte Petersen

Edward Killeen was born on June 18, 1922 in Phoenix, Arizona. Growing up in that landlocked place, he didn't have an opportunity to travel by sea or experience life aboard... Read More

The Hospital Ship USS Solace

By: Mark Loproto

For 14 years, the SS Iroquois sailed the world’s waters as a passenger ship. It was a relatively quiet and calm life, save for the possibility of the occasional seasick... Read More

Mal Middlesworth: Still Telling His Story

By: Mark Loproto

He was only one month shy of graduating when Mal Middlesworth enlisted with the United States Marine Corps, leaving behind his family and his high school sweetheart, JoJean Ciraulo. It... Read More

America’s Revenge on Yamamoto

By: Mark Loproto

On April 18, 1943, the United States finally got its revenge on the man responsible for the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor seventeen months previously. Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto had been... Read More

The US Pacific Fleet in 1941 and Today

By: Mark Loproto

A lot has changed in the 76 years that have passed since the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that forced the United States into World War II.... Read More

Sneaking into War at 14: Jack Lucas, USMC

By: Mark Loproto

When news of the Pearl Harbor attack started to make its way across the United States, everybody reacted differently. Some were stricken with fear and found themselves at a loss... Read More

The War in the Pacific

By: Mark Loproto

Throughout its history, the United States has found itself engaged in quite a few conflicts, but some of the bloodiest and most devastating took place in the time span of... Read More

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