Visit These 7 Sites In Hawaii To Immerse Yourself In The History Of Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941: A day that lives in infamy as one of the most tragic attacks on United States soil, and the event that launched our great country into World War II, in both European and Pacific theaters. The Japanese Imperial Navy attacks against U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor, which began at approximately 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Standard Time, killed approximately 2,400 Americans and wounded another 1,170. The attacks damaged all eight U.S. Navy battleships, three cruisers, three destroyers, and anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer.
Today, approximately 77 years after this tragic attack, Pearl Harbor is one of two main bases for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, as well as a living piece of history, with several museums and memorials open to the public. To immerse yourself in the history of this famous Hawaiian harbor, visit these seven sites — from floating museums to memorials.
For more information about Pearl Harbor’s Historic Sites, click here. How many of these sites have you visited?
To learn more about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, check out these rare photographs taken on December 7, 1941.
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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.