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Pearl Harbor attack
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Ken Potts' Death Leaves
One Arizona Survivor
Apr 23, 2023 4:50 PM CDT
Ken Potts' Death Leaves One Arizona Survivor
Navy veteran, 102, recalled all of Pearl Harbor was on fire
- Ken Potts, one of the last two remaining survivors of the USS Arizona battleship, which sank during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, has died. He was 102. Howard Kenton Potts died Friday at the home in Provo, Utah, that he shared with his wife of 66 years, Doris,...
This Year, 6 Survivors
Returned to Pearl Harbor
Dec 7, 2022 7:40 PM CST
This Year, 6 Survivors Returned to Pearl Harbor
They were joined at remembrance ceremony by thousands of members of the public
- A handful of centenarian survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor joined about 2,500 members of the public at the scene of the Japanese bombing on Wednesday to commemorate those who perished 81 years ago. The audience sat quietly during a moment of silence at 7:55am, the same...
Sailor Finally Laid to Rest
8 Decades After Pearl Harbor
Sep 14, 2022 4:43 PM CDT
Sailor Finally Laid to Rest 8 Decades After Pearl Harbor
Forensic testing led to the identification of Bert Jacobson and nearly 400 others
- A 21-year-old sailor was laid to rest Tuesday following a decadeslong effort to identify remains pulled from Pearl Harbor, more than 80 years after he was killed in the attack that propelled the United States into World War II. Per the AP , members of Herbert "Bert" Jacobson's family...
Pearl Harbor Survivors
Gather on 80th Anniversary
Dec 7, 2021 6:07 PM CST
Pearl Harbor Survivors Gather on 80th Anniversary
Last year, they had to stay home
- A few dozen survivors of Pearl Harbor and other veterans gathered Tuesday at the site of the bombing 80 years ago to remember those killed in the attack by Japan that launched the US into World War II. The USS Chung-Hoon, a guided missile destroyer, passed in front of the...
80 Years Later
Mar 25, 2021 5:25 PM CDT
Remains of Pearl Harbor Vet Identified, 80 Years Later
William Blanchard of Idaho died at age 24
- About 80 years after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a veteran who died during the attacks has had his remains identified, per the AP . The remains of William Eugene Blanchard, who was killed at Pearl Harbor while serving on the USS Oklahoma , were identified through DNA testing conducted by an...
Pearl Harbor Survivors
Stayed Home This Year
Dec 7, 2020 6:03 PM CST
Pearl Harbor Survivors Stayed Home This Year
Service members gathered for scaled-back ceremony
- US servicemen and women and National Park Service officials gathered at Pearl Harbor on Monday to remember those killed in the attack—but elderly survivors stayed home to pay their respects from afar to avoid health risks from the coronavirus pandemic. The USS Arizona battleship bell rang at 7:55am,...
He'll Be Last Crew Member
Interred in Sunken USS Arizona
Dec 6, 2019 10:07 AM CST
He'll Be Last Crew Member Interred in Sunken USS Arizona
Lauren Bruner was one of the last to escape from the ship at Pearl Harbor
- On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment. He lived to be 98 years old, marrying twice and outliving...
Team Finds 2 Warships
Sunk During Battle of Midway
Oct 21, 2019 3:02 AM CDT
Team Finds 2 Warships Sunk During Battle of Midway
Japanese aircraft carriers went down in decisive WWII battle
- Two warships that went down in one of history's most pivotal naval battles have been found in American waters. Vulcan Inc. confirmed Sunday that a team searching for sunken warships from the Battle of Midway had found the wreck of the Akagi, one of four aircraft carriers that Japan...
Oldest Military Survivor of
Pearl Harbor Dies at 106
Nov 22, 2018 8:30 AM CST
Oldest Military Survivor of Pearl Harbor Dies at 106
Ray Chavez died in his sleep Wednesday
- Ray Chavez, the oldest US military survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, died Wednesday. He was 106. Chavez, who'd been battling pneumonia, died in his sleep in the San Diego suburb of Poway, his daughter tells the AP . The chief historian for the National Park...
Researchers Mark Death
of Pearl Harbor Mastermind
Apr 17, 2018 2:48 AM CDT
Researchers Mark Death of Pearl Harbor Mastermind
They're trekking to jungle crash site where Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was shot down
- A group from the US and Japan is trekking to a remote Pacific island jungle to document what is considered one of the most important wreck sites of World War II: where American fighters shot down a Japanese bomber carrying the mastermind of the Pearl Harbor attack. Three members of...
He Died at 30
at Pearl Harbor,
and Is Finally Home
May 22, 2017 12:05 AM CDT
He Died at 30 at Pearl Harbor, and Is Finally Home
Fred M. Jones buried with military honors in the family's Michigan cemetery plot
- A Michigan sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor has been buried with military honors in the family's cemetery plot in Port Huron. More than 300 people attended Saturday's funeral services for Fred M. Jones after his casket was escorted from a Detroit-area airport, MLive.com reports....
Japan PM to Join Obama
for Historic Pearl Harbor Visit
Dec 27, 2016 12:11 AM CST
Japan PM to Join Obama for Historic Pearl Harbor Visit
Both men will lay a wreath at USS Arizona Memorial
- Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the United States and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbor for a historic pilgrimage to the site where the bloodshed of the surprise attacks drew America into World War II. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit Tuesday with President...
After War, Japan's Leader Paid
Forgotten Visit to Pearl Harbor
Dec 26, 2016 7:39 AM CST
After War, Japan's Leader Paid Forgotten Visit to Pearl Harbor
A dog set him at ease
- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will visit Pearl Harbor with President Obama on Tuesday, wasn't even born when Japan's former leader Shigeru Yoshida went there just six years after the country's World War II surrender, by himself and feeling awkward. Yoshida is best remembered for signing...
75 Years After
Dec 7, 2016 8:53 AM CST
75 Years After Pearl Harbor, Brothers Will Be Reunited
4K to gather at commemoration ceremony in Hawaii
- When bombs began raining from the sky at Pearl Harbor, John Anderson—in a turret aboard the USS Arizona—thought immediately of his twin brother, Jake, on deck. It appears Jake never left his mind. Forced into a rescue boat, Anderson reached shore only to grab a spare boat and...
A Diminutive Man Bet Against
Pearl Harbor, and Won
Dec 7, 2016 6:54 AM CST
A Diminutive Man Bet Against Pearl Harbor, and Won
A look at one man who did prepare for attack on Pearl Harbor: Isoroku Yamamoto
- The man responsible for ravaging America's Navy 75 years ago this month "stood only three inches taller than five feet and weighed 130 pounds, maybe," writes Steve Twomey in a deep dive for
on how we got to the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. In roughly...
Vet Killed at
Burial He's Due
Mar 8, 2016 10:33 AM CST
Vet Killed at Pearl Harbor Finally Getting Burial He's Due
Remains of Vernon Luke have been identified after 70 years
- The US military plans to bury a sailor from the USS Oklahoma whose remains were unidentified for more than 70 years after he died in the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Machinist's Mate 1st Class Vernon Luke of Green Bay will be buried will full military honors at a veterans...
In a Nebraska Lab,
an Effort to ID
Dec 7, 2015 4:22 PM CST
In a Nebraska Lab, an Effort to ID Pearl Harbor's Unknowns
429 lost their lives aboard the USS Oklahoma; most remain unidentified
- "The Navy Department deeply regrets to inform you that your son ... is missing following action in the performance of his duty." So read a telegram sent to the family of a young sailor aboard the USS Oklahoma, and likely hundreds more like it. Exactly 74 years ago today,...
Survivors Gather for
Pearl Harbor Anniversary
Dec 8, 2014 12:15 AM CST
Survivors Gather for Pearl Harbor Anniversary
But it's getting harder for elderly vets to make it to Hawaii
- Veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack that launched the United States into World War II attended yesterday's 73rd anniversary ceremony with the help of canes, wheelchairs, and motorized scooters. Wearing purple orchid lei, about 100 Pearl Harbor and World War II survivors attended the ceremony overlooking a memorial...
Pearl Harbor Remains IDed,
Then Buried as Unknowns
in case you missed it
Mar 29, 2014 6:49 PM CDT
Pearl Harbor Remains IDed, Then Buried as Unknowns
Now families want 4 caskets exhumed
- The remains of 27 sailors killed at Pearl Harbor were identified through dental records in 1949, but instead of being returned to their families, the remains were placed in five caskets and buried as unknown soldiers at the Hawaiian cemetery known as "Punchbowl." "They didn't have...
71 Years Later,
'Graphic' Pearl Harbor
Dec 7, 2012 11:35 AM CST
71 Years Later, 'Graphic' Pearl Harbor Account Published
Reporter Betty McIntosh's blunt description was squashed by editors
- In 1941, Betty McIntosh was a reporter for the
, and she wrote her account of the days following the Dec. 7 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But the paper, deciding it was too graphic, never ran it; 71 years later, the
publishes it for the first...
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