Archive for the ‘USS Missouri/Pearl Harbor’ Category

November 15th, 2010 - 11:07 am § in Features, USS Missouri/Pearl Harbor

Three-gun turret: Inside the heart of Big Mo

By Rajan De Los Santos. The sign that reads, Restricted Area: Authorized Personnel Only, looks ominous. The narrow, steep ladder leading to a small hatch entry forebodes danger. And the dense, steel-encased room, filled with aging machines and fixtures, hints a warp in time. No, this is not a set of[...]

November 10th, 2010 - 12:05 pm § in Features, USS Missouri/Pearl Harbor

Historic Missouri finds hard-fought home in Hawai’i

By James Kim. The USS Missouri, a decommissioned battleship permanently moored in Pearl Harbor and only a few minutes drive from downtown Honolulu, offers visitors a chance to engage history as a full sensory experience, which is a much more meaningful and rewarding way to learn about the past than [...]

November 10th, 2010 - 11:26 am § in USS Missouri/Pearl Harbor

Do not let history be erased by time

By Lu Cao. Meeting USS Missouri The first time I heard about the USS Missouri, all I knew was that it is a battleship with some incredible weapons. I “Googled” it and discovered that the Missouri had a significant role in history because of the Japanese surrender ceremony held on its dec[...]

November 10th, 2010 - 10:23 am § in Photos, USS Missouri/Pearl Harbor

Kamikaze attack on USS Missouri, humanity in the midst of war

By Marisa Griffin. Japanese kamikaze pilot A man sits alone with his thoughts in his one-man, bomb-carrying aircraft on April 11, 1945. He has said goodbye to his family and friends through farewell letters and poems and he has left behind the life he once lived. He sits wedged between 550-pound bom[...]