Harry Simoneaux, Pearl Harbor, and the War in the Pacific

By: Mark Loproto

To be in charge of damage control during the attack on Pearl Harbor would guarantee witnessing the horrifying scene up close. Harry Simoneaux, a damage control officer aboard the destroyer... Read More

Ships of Pearl Harbor: USS Raleigh

By: Mark Loproto

The USS Utah (AG-16), originally commissioned as a battleship designated (BB-31), had long been demilitarized and used as a target ship. Unarmed, she posed no threat, a fact the leaders... Read More