Latest Attack on Pearl Harbor News

Military approves WWII aircraft transport to Pearl Harbor

Feb. 19, 2020 9:24 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military authorized the transport of World War II aircraft on government ships and planes for use in the 75th anniversary commemoration of the end of the war officials said. Up to 24 privately owned aircraft will be transported to Oahu for the events between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2,...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2016, file photo, Donald Stratton, center, a USS Arizona survivor, acknowledges a friend at Kilo Pier next to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu. Stratton passed away in his sleep at his Colorado Springs home Saturday, Feb. 16, 2020 with his family in attendance. Stratton was one of the survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese aerial attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii that killed 1,100 Arizona crew members. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner, File)

USS Arizona crew member, Pearl Harbor survivor dies age 97

Feb. 16, 2020 8:03 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — One of the remaining USS Arizona crew members who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Donald Stratton passed away at his Colorado Springs home in his sleep Saturday with his family in attendance. The 97-year-old veteran had been in poor health since contracting...

Remains of sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack identified

Feb. 14, 2020 12:16 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Officials have accounted for the remains of a sailor from Detroit who was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The remains of Navy Seaman 1st Class Edward Wasielewski were identified May 15, the Department of Defense said. They will be buried Feb. 21 in San Diego. Wasielewski...

Remains of Kansas man killed in Pearl Harbor identified

Feb. 6, 2020 7:54 AM EST

SOUTH HAVEN, Kan. (AP) — The remains of a Kansas man who was killed 78 years ago when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor have been identified. U.S. Navy Fireman First Class Rex Wise will be buried in April near his home in South Haven, near the state's southern border with Oklahoma, The Wichita Eagle...

French government to grant knighthood to N Carolina veteran

Jan. 18, 2020 12:02 AM EST

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — Paul Prewitt is adjusting to the idea of knighthood and having plenty of chuckles as his friends and fellow veterans rib him and genuflect in his honor. The 99-year-old, who served under Gen. George S. Patton during his 2½ years of duty in Europe during World War II, was made a...

Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero Miller

Jan. 17, 2020 10:19 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller. The announcement is expected to be made at Pearl Harbor Monday, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday. Miller was the first African American to...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019 file photo security stand outside the main gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. A live mortar round was found in a vehicle late Tuesday at a gate to the sprawling Pearl Harbor military base, shutting down the base for hours and leading three people to be taken into custody, military officials said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. A base spokesman said that he doesn't know what the trio planned to do or where they wanted to go. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

3 who brought mortar round to gate at Pearl Harbor released

Jan. 15, 2020 5:21 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A mortar round was found in a vehicle at a gate to the sprawling Pearl Harbor military base, shutting down the base for hours and leading three people to be taken into custody, military officials said Wednesday. It's not clear what the trio planned to do or where they wanted to go when...

New submarines to take names of Pearl Harbor battleships

Dec. 24, 2019 6:23 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — New U.S. Navy submarines will revive the names of the USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma, two of the biggest casualties of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II, officials said. Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly announced nuclear, Virginia-class attack submarines will...

Navy planning first new Pearl Harbor dry dock since 1943

Dec. 24, 2019 9:32 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy has started planning the construction of the first new dry dock at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard since World War II, officials said. The Navy is also considering the creation of a floating dry dock to help maintain its Pacific-based submarine fleet, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser...