Pearl Harbor survivor thrives at memorial

Dec 9, 2013

Pearl Harbor survivor thrives at memorial

Herb Weatherwax cruises the open-air grounds of the visitors center at Pearl Harbor on a motorized scooter dubbed “Herb’s Hot Rod.” When a woman notices his blue-and-white cap embroidered with the words “Pearl Harbor Survivor,” he coaxes her over. “Come get a picture,” Weatherwax ...

How news of the attack on Pearl Harbor broke on AP in 1941

Dec 9, 2013

How news of the attack on Pearl Harbor broke on AP in 1941

On Dec. 7, 1941, Eugene Burns, AP’s bureau chief in Honolulu, couldn’t get out the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor because the military had taken control of all communications lines. In Washington, AP editor William Peacock got word of the attack ...

GHQ probed delay in FDR note to Hirohito

Mar 8, 2013

GHQ probed delay in FDR note to Hirohito

Allied prosecutors probed the delay in delivering U.S. President Roosevelt's letter to Emperor Hirohito on the eve of war, apparently to establish that the foreign minister was to blame for failing to stop the attack on Pearl Harbor.