The Deadly History Of This Hawaii Harbor Is Terrifying But True
Believe it or not, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor wasn’t the only disastrous event to take place at this historic military installation in the 1940s. Though certainly not as deadly or tragic as the notorious Japanese attack, the West Loch disaster was quite disastrous in its own right. The incident, which occurred Sunday, May 21 at approximately three in the afternoon, began after an explosion in the staging area for Landing Ships, Tanks (LSTs) and other amphibious assault ships in Pearl Harbor’s west loch.
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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.
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