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The Plan to Attack Pearl Harbor – Again

By Daniel Garas, Naval History and Heritage Command Emboldened by a string of victories across the Pacific in the early months of World War II, the Japanese empire launched a bold and unorthodox attack that is seldom remembered today. Though a tactical victory, the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor …

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Why Commemorate Pearl Harbor?

Editor’s note: Pearl Harbor Day is a day of remembrance during which we often hear from historians, veterans and Navy leadership about the importance of honoring our past and how this day of infamy inspires our future. But what do today’s Sailors, the young women and men wearing the cloth of the nation, ready to …

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The Warrior of Kāneʻohe: Pearl Harbor’s First Medal of Honor Recipient

By LT.j.g. Tyler Barker, Communications Officer, Precommissioning Unit John Finn (DDG 113) More than seventy-five years ago, the tranquil wind-swept and sun-soaked skies over the then-U.S. territory of Hawai’i were pierced by the whine of 353 Japanese aircraft, launched in a surprise attack from four Japanese aircraft carriers on the …

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