Exploring the Battleship Missouri

Exploring the Battleship Missouri

Now that you have your trip to Oahu booked, you can start planning for a trek back in time at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument and the associated Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. Explore the history surrounding one of the nation’s most devastating...
Museum Ships of the US Navy

Museum Ships of the US Navy

When a vessel has completed her service with the United States Navy, there are a few different fates that she may face. Some ships are broken down completely and sold to scrap yards around the country. These materials are often used in the construction of new ships,...
Remembering History – The USS Pearl Harbor

Remembering History – The USS Pearl Harbor

On December 7th, 1941, a striking force of Japanese fighters and bombers flew into Pearl Harbor and began an assault on the naval base and nearby airfields. The devastation of that day became a part of American history. Over the years, the attack on Pearl Harbor has...
The History of the US Pacific Fleet

The History of the US Pacific Fleet

The Pacific Fleet was one of the most important branches of the United States Navy. Not only was it the main focus of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor—the deciding factor in America’s decision to enter World War II—it also was the main defender against Japan’s...
Resurrecting the USS Oglala

Resurrecting the USS Oglala

On December 7th, 1917, exactly 24 years prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, the USS Oglala (CM-4) began her service in the US Navy. Over the course of her naval career, the Oglala sailed under three different names, including the USS Massachusetts and the USS...
Iconic Aircraft of World War II

Iconic Aircraft of World War II

Aerial combat played a huge part in the Second World War, including in the Pacific Theater, which unfolded across multiple islands. From this emphasis on aerial combat, several iconic aerial fighters emerged that were used widely and recognized for their power, speed,...
The American Aircraft of Pearl Harbor

The American Aircraft of Pearl Harbor

At 0755 on December 7th, 1941, a striking force of Japanese fighters and bombers flew into Pearl Harbor and decimated the naval base and outlying air fields. The attack came as a complete surprise, robbing the United States of its ability to mount a meaningful...
Why the Navy Phased Out Battleships

Why the Navy Phased Out Battleships

During the war in the Pacific, the US Navy relied heavily on battleships to fight off the Imperial Japanese Navy. In fact, it was an attack on these impressive war machines that was effectively the reason why we went to war. So why did the Navy decide to cease...
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