WWII


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

World War II and Rationing in the US

By: Mark Loproto

A great deal changed the moment Japan dropped the first bombs on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The United States, a nation that for years had followed to a... 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

Women of the War: Marjorie Culligan

By: Mark Loproto

Before realizing her lifelong dream of becoming a schoolteacher in 1949, Marjorie Culligan had already had a rather eventful life that included serving her nation in uniform. On the advice... Read More

Pearl Harbor Scourge: Mitsubishi A6M Zero

By: Mark Loproto

On December 7, 1941, the Japanese A6M Zero Model 21 manufactured by Mitsubishi was one of the most iconic participants in the attack on Pearl Harbor. While the bombers inflicted... Read More