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World War II in Hawaii and the Pacific

Your guide to information about the outbreak of war in the Pacific at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and the effects of World War II in Hawaii and the Pacific Region.

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Established
On December 5, 2008, President George W. Bush issued an executive order establishing the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument which consists of five sites in Hawaii, three in Alaska and one in California.

Lest We Forget - December 7, 1941
We look at the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and its aftermath in the Teritory of Hawaii. We then examine why we must remember what happened on December 7, 1941.

A Brief History of Pearl Harbor Prior to World War II
We look at the early history of Pearl Harbor and how the area became home to the United States Pacific Fleet in the years just prior to World War II.

Pearl Harbor Historical Photos
Hundreds of actual photos were taken before, during and after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Many were classified for years. Check out some real photos of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Visitng Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial
Hawaii's most popular tourist attraction has over 1,500,000 million tourists a year. We will help you plan your visit to this most solemn of places in Hawaii.

Imperial Japanese Navy Page
Learn about the navy that attacked Pearl Harbor and challenged the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Lots of information and links here.

Japan's Decision for War
In Chapter 4 of Command Decision, Louis Morton explores the precursors to war in the Pacific.

Japan Strikes
Chapter 2 of Part II War Comes of the History of U.S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II examines the beginning of the War in the Pacific.

Top Books About the Attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941
Our selection of the top books, both new and old, written about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

SS(393) Photo Album
In early August 1944 the newly commissioned USS Queenfish (SS393), departed Pearl Harbor and entered the war.

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