The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Franklin Roosevelt drafted his Dec. Show More Summary
YANGON--It was, in a sense, a reverse Pearl Harbor on the Irrawaddy River. After welcoming the Japanese army into Burma in 1942, a young Burmese general named Aung San and his ragtag national army had become disillusioned with Japanese...Show More Summary
HONOLULU (AP) -- When a Vietnam veteran briefly stopped in Hawaii on his way home from war, he vowed to return one day to honor the people who perished during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Now, with just two months to live, Joseph Hooker...Show More Summary
Lucy Coffey joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. two years after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
A new diesel generator simulator has been delivered to Pearl Harbor naval facilities by the TechSolutions program at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), officials at ONR announced March 18.
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HONOLULU -- The U.S. Navy is towing a Canadian navy ship to Hawaii's Pearl Harbor after an engine fire left 20 sailors with minor injuries. HMCS Protecteur was in the Pacific Ocean north of Hawaii......
PEARL HARBOR -- Hawaii welcomed America's newest citizens as they took the oath of allegiance aboard the historic Battleship Missouri Memorial at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 17. U.S. C......
Two months after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 ordering all Japanese-Americans to evacuate the West Coast. This resulted in the relocation of approximately 120,000 people, many of whom were American citizens, to one of 10 internment camps located across the country. Show More Summary
The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again. Saving the forgotten soldiers of World War II.Nearly everybody knows about the bombing of Pearl Harbor. But few folks know about the bombing of Clark Field in the Philippines that happened only hours later. Show More Summary
Robert Thomas Jr., a Pearl Harbor survivor who became Orange County's first chief administrative officer, has died. He was 95.
Back on October 7, 1940, more than a year before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Lieutenant Commander Arthur H. McCollum in his capacity as director of the Office of Naval Intelligence's Far East Asia section, drafted what is now...Show More Summary
Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joe Langdell, nearly the last witness to one of the most devastating events in American military history — the 1941 bombing of the battleship Arizona at Pearl Harbor, has died. He was 100 and the oldest survivor of the Arizona attack.
The last surviving officer of the USS Arizona, the ship that was bombed in the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, has died at 100 at a nursing facility in Northern California, his son said on Facebook. Joseph Langdell was a 27-year-old ensign who was sleeping in quarters on shore when bombs...
Joe Langdell, the oldest living survivor of the USS Arizona, the ship destroyed in a sneak attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, has died. Langdell died on Wednesday in a skilled nursing facility in Yuba City, California. He was 100 years-old. Show More Summary
Joe Reegen stars in the recently released Alien Outpost as the lead character, "Omohundro," alongside Adrian Paul (Highlander), Rick Ravanello (The Cave), Reiley McClendon (Pearl Harbor) and Matthew Holmes (True Blood). Alien Outpost Trailer. Show More Summary
Edward J. Saylor, one of the four remaining Doolittle's Raiders who bombed Japanese cities in a bold daylight attack four months after Pearl Harbor, has died. He was 94.
Like most people my first thought was that maybe the Patriots balls got deflated because Aaron Hernandez shot them all.
The two old sailors sat side by side in a living room in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday afternoon.
So often, brands on Twitter make mistakes. They stick their metaphorical feet into their metaphorical mouths and have to spend the next four Pearl Harbor anniversaries being reminded that This Was Not The Time To Speak of Spaghetti-O’s, Great Heavens, No, You Utter Moron. They make an ill-timed joke, or they misread the mood. They […]