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75th anniversary of end of WWII is mostly virtual amid virus

When Japanese military leaders climbed aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945, the battleship was packed with U.S. sailors eager to see the end of World War II. On Wednesday, the 75th anniversary of the surrender, some of those same men who served the United States will not be able to return to the Missouri in Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor because of the world’s new war against the coronavirus.

Survivor of Pearl Harbor attack dies, leaving two who fled USS Arizona

The water appeared to be on fire, and the scent of burning oil filled the air. Donald Stratton stood on the deck of the USS Arizona as a Japanese bomb devastated part of the battleship, stationed in Pearl Harbor off the coast of Honolulu. The ground trembled beneath his feet as explosions rang out and a fireball ripped through him, setting his T-shirt ablaze and destroying part of his ear.

Aging survivors return to Pearl Harbor, recall 1941 attack

A dozen frail survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor returned Saturday to honor those who perished when Japanese planes pierced a quiet sunny morning 78 years ago and rained bombs on battleships lined up below. About 30 World War II veterans and some 2,000 members of the public joined the survivors, the youngest of whom are now in their late 90s, to commemorate the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.

Sailor who killed 2 and himself at Pearl Harbor identified

A Navy sailor shot three civilians, killing two of them, before taking his own life at Pearl Harbor just days before thousands were scheduled to gather at the storied military base to mark the 78th anniversary of the Japanese bombing that launched the U.S. into World War II.

Now 97, Navy veteran recalls 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor

Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the bombs and bullets killed and wounded thousands.

The last Pearl Harbor survivor in Spokane honors the fallen

The Inland Northwest’s last known survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor was joined by admirers and supporters for Thursday’s ceremony to commemorate what President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a day of infamy.

Pearl Harbor survivors remember those killed 76 years ago

Survivors gathered Thursday at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago, paying homage to the thousands who died with a solemn ceremony marking the surprise bombing that plunged the U.S. into World War II.

There’s only 1 known Pearl Harbor survivor left in Spokane area. This widow is striving not to let community forget attack.

Vina Mikkelsen, 86, is orchestrating this year’s Pearl Harbor remembrance in honor of her husband, Denis, a Navy radioman stationed on the USS West Virginia when the Japanese attacked in 1941. A single military survivor remains as part of the Lilac City chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, but Mikkelsen said she’s committed to continuing the tradition as long as she’s able.

Past opinions provide perspective

Pearl Harbor Day is Thursday. The following are Spokesman-Review editorials on the attack. Don’t discriminate, Dec. 11, 1942

Trump visits Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona memorial

President Donald Trump paid a solemn visit Friday to Pearl Harbor and its memorial to the USS Arizona, a hallowed place he said he had read about, discussed and studied but had never visited until just before opening his first official visit to Asia.