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An Unexpected Lesson from Pearl Harbor


An Unexpected Lesson from Pearl Harbor

Michael Winship

The recent 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor reminded me of the visit I made ten years ago and something curious that happened while I was there.

I was on the way to my nephew and godson’s wedding in Kauai and stopped overnight in Honolulu expressly to visit the scene of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese air raid that was the explosive trigger for America’s official entry into World War II.


500,000 gallons of fuel still in the USS Arizona.

So after 75 years why haven't the fuel tanks been drained?