The Homeless Man Decoy

The Homeless Man Decoy

All’s fair in love and war right? That’s what the Allies believed during World War II when they pulled the homeless man decoy – formally called Operation Mincemeat – on the German Army. What was this spectacular set-up and how did it play out?...
Japanese Jellyfish Bomb

Japanese Jellyfish Bomb

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a… bomb? In the 1940s, the Japanese developed a new type of bomb: the Japanese balloon bomb, more commonly known as the jellyfish bomb. Keep reading to learn more about this unique war tactic and its uses....
Life on a World War II Battleship

Life on a World War II Battleship

Today Pearl Harbor represents more than just the brave crewmen who lost their lives in the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. For thousands of visitors, it also represents a window to the past, a learning experience about what life what like aboard a World War II...
Plan Your Perfect Visit to Pearl Harbor

Plan Your Perfect Visit to Pearl Harbor

Today is finally the day. Your travel and accommodations are set. You’ve booked your tour tickets. All that’s left to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your visit to Pearl Harbor. Well, not exactly. Before you arrive, there are a few things you need to know...
The USS Arizona’s Baseball Team

The USS Arizona’s Baseball Team

Life on the USS Arizona was not quite all work and no play. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, she was known as the mightiest ship on the sea. Crew members routinely cleaned the ship and performed maintenance checks and repairs on its gun and other...
Things to Know Before Visiting Pearl Harbor

Things to Know Before Visiting Pearl Harbor

No visit to Honolulu is complete without visiting Pearl Harbor. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked the U.S. Navy base, killing more than 1,500 crewmen and pulling the U.S. into World War II. Today, in addition to still being an active military base, Pearl...
Salvaged Artifacts from Pearl Harbor

Salvaged Artifacts from Pearl Harbor

On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, sinking a number of ships. To honor those lost, none of the ships have ever been resurfaced or removed from the harbor, but some salvaged artifacts have made their way to the surface. Even today, people are...
The Construction of the USS Arizona Memorial

The Construction of the USS Arizona Memorial

Perhaps the most popular memorial at Pearl Harbor today is the USS Arizona Memorial. Positioned directly over the wreckage of the great ship, the Memorial stands as a testament to the heroism of the brave men who died in the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. Today,...
The Hawaiian Economy After Pearl Harbor

The Hawaiian Economy After Pearl Harbor

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the Hawaiian economy wasn’t prepared to go to war. In the years following the attack, the economy changed in ways no one imagined. Read on to learn more about the Hawaiian economy during World War II...
History of the USS Arizona Memorial

History of the USS Arizona Memorial

The USS Arizona memorial is one of the most popular memorials at Pearl Harbor, attracting hundreds of curious visitors who wish the see the sunken ship. The history of the ship and the memorial, however, is so much more. Learn more about this brave battleship and the...
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