Warfare History Network History, Asia Simply stated: It was terrifying. One of the defining images of the 20th century is the horrifying moment when the battleship USS Arizona exploded in a cataclysmic fireball at 8:10 am on Sunday, December 7, 1941. Show More Summary
Kyle Mizokami Security, The destruction of Yamato was inevitable even as far back as the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was clear that the age of the aircraft carrier had already superseded the battleship. At 14:23, it happened. Yamato’s forward internal magazines detonated in a spectacular fireball. Show More Summary
As politics has become more divisive, promoting extremes has become the norm. Barack Obama was not just a bad President. He was going to destroy the country and assert Marshall law. Trump is not just a doofus on Twitter. He’s going to start a nuclear holocaust and take away women’s rights. Show More Summary
OH: CNN Host Frets Fox News Will Be Critical of Guest Comparing Russia Interference to Pearl Harbor. CNN host Brian Stelter fretted Sunday that a Fox News host would be critical of his guest’s comparison of Russian meddling efforts in the U.S. election to Pearl Harbor after she made the reference on his program. The […]
DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US personnel. From World War II • MM1c Arthur Glenn, US Navy, assigned to the crew of the USS Oklahoma, was lost at Pearl Harbor, HI, on 7 December 1941. He was accounted for on 13 February 2018. From Korea • None From Southeast Asia • […]
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Devtun sends us the sad news that Navy Lt. Jim Downing, the second-oldest Pearl Harbor survivor, has passed at the tender age of 104. Armed with a fire hose, Downing sprayed saltwater on ammunition stored on the deck to prevent further explosions. He also undertook a more personal mission. Downing was the West Virginia’s mail […]
DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US personnel. From World War II • F1c Leonard R. Geller, US Navy, assigned to the crew of the USS Oklahoma, was lost at Pearl Harbor, HI, on 7 December 1941. He was accounted for on 31 January 2018. • S1c Leon Arickx, US Navy, assigned […]
Below are excerpt of several pages from a LIFE magazine's article (December, 1941): How To Tell Japs From The Chinese Angry Citizens Victimize Allies With Emotional Outburst At EnemyIn the first discharge of emotions touched off by the Japanese assaults on their nation, U.S. Show More Summary
James Holmes Security, History says these flattops ruled the seas. The Pearl Harbor expedition exposed logistical problems that plagued the IJN throughout World War II. Indeed, Japan's navy never fully mastered the art of underway replenishment or built enough logistics ships to sustain operations far from home. Show More Summary
A federal government shutdown has caused one Hawaii national park to close and another to struggle to stay open. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which draws tourists and hikers to the … Click to Continue »
Ex-PH2 sends a link to the sad news that Joseph John Triolo, the last known Pearl Harbor veteran of Lake County, Illinois has passed at the age of 97. “When I got to my gun station, the ammunition boxes were closed. I couldn’t open ’em,” he said. “So the gunner’s mate finally came up, and […]
The parallels with Japan before Pearl Harbor show the writing on the wall.
Just hours after the surprise assault on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Japanese planes launched a second attack 5,300 miles away, bombing and strafing U.S. military airfields surrounding Manila in the Philippine Islands. The attack was less of a surprise but equally devastating. Show More Summary
Warfare History Network History, Asia At the Pearl Harbor Attack and other locations, the Japanese would often employ kesshi, or "dare to die tactics." The deliberate crashing into enemy targets by Japanese aviators did not begin at the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands. Show More Summary
Officials with the Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection say the agency is investigating representations made by a privately owned website that offers tours of the memorials and monument at Pearl … Click to Continue »
A 97-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor living in Brooklyn is under siege yet again — this time by his landlord.
Six years ago, I wrote about a then-homeless nonagenarian war hero. The story got him a rent-free apartment. But now the landlord is trying to give him the boot.
While colorizing historic photos for Pearl Harbor's anniversary, MK Davis, film and photo expert and astrophotographer, came across something odd in the air.Might this be a UFO witnessing the event? This has been reported at many cataclysmic...Show More Summary