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From Pearl Harbor to 9/11

“Jesus, what the hell did we get into here?” is what Earl W. Stevens questioned upon seeing the devastation of Pearl Harbor for the first time. Stevens described his time in the military in an interview with the National Museum of the Pacific War on September 28, 2001.

The Bushmaster

George S. Mixell knew that he was born on June 13, 1921 but not much else.
He explained such to the National Museum of the Pacific War on December 21, 2010,

Who Was In The Room Where It Happened: Unmasking the WWII Radio Messenger of “The World Wonders”

“You are a superhero of the archives. Did you wear a cape and a mask when you did this?” That was the message of astonishment that I received from Richard Frank after providing the historian with my findings.

The Last of Doolittle’s Raiders

“All the time that I was a kid…I built model airplanes. I wanted to fly,” Cole explained in an interview with the National Museum of the Pacific War on August 8, 2001.

Tiny Nimitz

Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was a larger than life hero.
Except in the National Museum of the Pacific War gift shop.
There, he’s under three inches tall.


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