Dorie MIller, a messman in the U.S. Navy was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic deeds at Pearl Harbor (1st African American to be awarded the Navy Cross). ALL HE DID The Morning of Pearl Harbor Bombing was carry wounded sailors to safer locations, move his injured Captain (the Captain refused to leave his post & remained until his death), load machine guns, take control of one & began firing at Japanese planes (He HAD NO TRAINING IN OPERATING ONE). He fired until he ran out of ammunition.
Honolulu, capital of Hawaii – America's remotest island state located in the Pacific, is one of the country's most iconic tourist destinations. In large part this is due to the magnificent local dining, nightlife and shopping scene, complete with a marvelous beach lined with picturesque palms and high-rise hotels. Honolulu is also closely associated with the WWII history, namely the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941.
this is a “little” guide to Honolulu; just a peak at some of my favorite parts of Honolulu. I want to also add that it’s ideal to get out of Waikiki and drive to North Shore for example to watch surfers and eat at the famous shrimp trucks, but as Ben and I were both there for work and I had to get my passports re-issued, we didn’t find the time.
Here's a must on Oahu if you're looking for an activity to do! ATV Movie Tour at Kualoa Ranch where they show you Jurassic Park, 50 First Dates, Lost TV Show, Godzilla, and Pearl Harbor film locations. Lots of fun with the family! | Wanderlustyle.com
10 Abandoned Control Towers of World War Two's Allied Forces
Ford Island Control Tower, Pearl Harbor - The abandoned control tower that stood long neglected on Ford Island was originally built in 1941, all but brand new when it would oversee – and miraculously survive – Japans attack on Pearl Harbour. The tall, slender radio control tower was outfitted with an observation deck and air traffic control center.