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Zero Hour on Nihau

Did the actions of a handful of people on a remote Hawaiian island lead to the internment of over 100,000 Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor?
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World War II: March 2001 From the Editor

Aviation pioneer Ira C. Eaker was an architect of the Eighth Air Force. On August 17, 1942, American heavy bombers conducted their first raid against occupied Europe...
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World War II: March 2001 From the Editor

Aviation pioneer Ira C. Eaker was an architect of the Eighth Air Force. On August 17, 1942, American heavy bombers conducted their first raid against occupied Europe...
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World War II: January 2001 From the Editor

Low-level night bombing set much of Tokyo on fire in March 1945. Although the first Boeing B-29 raid on the Japanese homeland produced less than outstanding results,...
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World War II: March 2001 Letters

Thanks From EnglandAs an island we were hard pressed, very little food was getting in by convoys and the nightly bombings were fraying us round the edges. Then the Yanks arrived.I was 18, and my...
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World War II: February 2001 Letters

The Missing MessageI enjoyed reading the November 2000 "Undercover" regarding the "East Wind Rain" message. I found the department interesting but I feel you missed a point. You say the East...
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World War II: January 2001 Letters

Flags Over Mount SuribachiIn the "Perspectives," department of the January 2000 issue, R.C. House wrote that the large American flag that flew over Mount Suribachi on the island...
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World War II: March 2001 Almanac

Sixty Years Ago: February-March 1941 When Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, summoned Rear Admiral Patrick N.L. Bellinger to his office on March 1, 1941, his purpose was...
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World War II: February 2001 Almanac

Sixty Years Ago: January-February 1941 For the British in North Africa, victory followed victory during the winter of 1940-41. In roughly eight weeks of fighting, Commonwealth forces had thrown the Italians...
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World War II: January 2001 Almanac

Sixty Years Ago: December 1940-January 1941 On December 18, 1940, Adolf Hitler issued Führer Directive No. 21, authorizing final preparations for the German invasion of the Soviet Union. The order was...
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World War II: July 2000 From the Editor

Operation Bolero transformed England into a gigantic pre-invasion storehouse of war materiel. Even those who know very little about World War II are still likely to recognize the code name Operation Overlord,...
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World War II: May 2000 From the Editor

The U.S. Navy bore the brunt of kamikaze fury off Okinawa during the desperate battle to secure the island. The ferocity of the fight between ships and planes that occurred off Okinawa in April and May 1945...
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World War II: March 2000 From the Editor

While research into jet technology began before World War II, the conflict hastened the coming of the Jet Age. Although much has been written and said about the Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighter, it was the...
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World War II: November 2000 From the Editor

Mistakes and missed opportunities might have made all the difference in World War II. As editor of World War II for the past eight years, I have considered it something of a mission never to begin one of my...
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World War II: February 2000 From the Editor

Hawaii's war memorials serve as lasting tributes to those who lost their lives in service to their country. Recently, I was privileged to travel to Hawaii, where two of the United States' best-known World War...