DAILY FEATURE: By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (December 07, 2020) – In Issue 123 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps we honor those lost at Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor, Oahu, HI Memorial. (Chuck Gibson)

Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941 is “a date which will live in infamy.”

The attack was a huge strategic blunder by Imperial Japan in hindsight.  The Imperial Navy did sink several naval ships, but they failed to destroy the support infrastructure of the base – fuel depot, maintenance, torpedo storage, etc.  Thus, Pearl Harbor was back in business reasonably quickly.

On that day Japan also attacked Wake Island, US military in the Philippines, Guam and the British held Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Do you know anyone who was at Pearl Harbor on that day?

Here is a pictorial map of Oahu by Ruth Taylor White from the gentler time of 1930.       

Oahu Map – 1930 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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