This Is The Single Craziest Thing You Never Knew Happened In Hawaii
By Megan Shute|Published November 12, 2016
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
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.