What was Learned from Pearl Harbor

What was Learned from Pearl Harbor

From every tragedy throughout history, there was a lesson to be learned. While it may be hidden beneath the sorrow and devastation, the message is there for future generations to learn from. When it comes to the attack on Pearl Harbor, it’s easy to get lost in the...
Battle of Iwo Jima

Battle of Iwo Jima

Pearl Harbor was the start of the Battle of the Pacific and the beginning of the United States’ involvement in World War II. Prior to the attack Pearl Harbor, the US had taken a stance of isolationism. Between the Great Depression and vivid memories of World War...
The Punchbowl Crater: Beyond the Cemetery

The Punchbowl Crater: Beyond the Cemetery

As one of the most notable landmarks of the island of Oahu, a visit to Punchbowl National Cemetery is an incredible journey through time. Most notably, you’re brought back through the conflicts of the United States, starting with World War II, as you pay tribute to...
Atomic Bomb Memorial at Hiroshima

Atomic Bomb Memorial at Hiroshima

If you are ever in Hiroshima, Japan, you’ll find plenty to do, like visit the beautiful Shukkei-en Garden or see a baseball game at the Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium. But there is one thing that’s a must-do. Experience the Atomic Dome, the only remaining...
USS Arizona Specs, Tours, Crew

USS Arizona Specs, Tours, Crew

Today, the remains of the USS Arizona rest on the sea floor in Pearl Harbor. Above stands a memorial to the 1,177 men who died when the Japanese attacked on December 7th, 1941. Visitors and locals alike walk along the memorial that straddles the old battleship’s hull,...
Pearl Harbor Today

Pearl Harbor Today

Pearl Harbor is one of the most famous military bases in the world, located on the south shore of Oahu, Hawaii. With the surprise Japanese attack on December 7th, 1941, it rose in stature to become one of most strategic bases in the Pacific. That act of war pushed the...
WWII Fighter Planes, Bombers, ALL Types of Flyers

WWII Fighter Planes, Bombers, ALL Types of Flyers

The Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor was the opening offensive against the United States that spurred the U.S into World War II. The Japanese held the element of surprise and brought their full aviation power to bear upon the island of Oahu and the tactically crucial...
WWII Submarine Fleet

WWII Submarine Fleet

WWII Submarine Fleet The Axis powers versus the Allied powers, also known as World War II, was aptly named for the sheer magnitude of the War. Warfare took place from the freezing cold of the Russian tundra to the sun soaked expansive Pacific Ocean. America, isolated...
Matchbook Trickery

Matchbook Trickery

In wartime, generals use every tool in their arsenal – from ammunition to propaganda, even matchbooks! Psychological warfare—mind games—were powerful tools in the history of warfare and remain so today. The mind is a powerful tool, and many generals planning and...
Pearl Harbor Specifics

Pearl Harbor Specifics

Everyone knows about Pearl Harbor, whether through film or high school history, it is remembered as the day that spurred America into action and changed the tide of World War II. Less well-known are the particulars, the details of one of most significant days in...
Inflatables in WW 2

Inflatables in WW 2

Inflatables—nothing more than plastic filled with air—are put to an endless amount of uses. Besides their entertainment value, inflatables can provide transportation, ranging from a child’s raft to a military-grade Zodiac. They can also be used to create an illusion,...
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