This Is The Single Craziest Thing You Never Knew Happened In Hawaii

Perhaps one of the most tragic military attacks in American history, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor killed approximately 2,400 Americans and wounded another 1,770. Additionally, the Japanese attack damaged all eight U.S. battleships – four were sunk – three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer. But there is one story from that fateful day that is rarely told outside the islands; the Niihau incident is perhaps the craziest event in Hawaiian history.

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This strange tragedy often seems to be forgotten.