History & Culture

Learn more about the history of the Pacific War by exploring these pages. Hear the stories of people who lived through the Pearl Harbor attack - both service members and civilians - and find out more about each attack site on Oahu, as well as throughout the Pacific.
Pearl Harbor Survivor Delton Walling salutes during the Pearl Harbor Colors Ceremony.

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Learn about the service members and civilians who died on Dec 7, 1941. Here the stories of those who lived through the attack. Here you'll also find the names of the USS Arizona Survivors, as well as the names of all the brothers assigned to the USS Arizona.

An aerial shot of the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri at Pearl Harbor.

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Learn about all the key military sites on Oah'u, Hawai'i, as well as the sites of major battles in the Pacific. Here you'll also learn about the history of Pearl Harbor. Long before the morning of December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor had been captivating people with its dramatic beauty and provocative history.

The Pearl Harbor Survivor Grams.

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Read Survivor stories, hear oral histories, and learn about what happened on Dec 7, 1941.

Photo album of Paxton Turner Carter, killed in action aboard the USS Arizona on Dec 7, 1941.
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument relies primarily on citizens like you donating family heirlooms, memorabilia, photographs, and diaries to tell the Pacific War story.

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