The WWII Dead of Pearl Harbor & The Pacific | History Traveler Episode 225

In the past few episodes of History Traveler, we've been exploring the history of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec 7, 1941. Many of the men who died on that still rest on the island of Oahu at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, better known as the "Punchbowl Cemetery". In addition to the victims of Pearl Harbor, the cemetery is also the final resting place of thousands of soldiers, sailors & Marines who fought from all points across the Pacific to push back against Japanese aggression. In this episode, we're exploring a few of those stories.

NOTE: At 22:22, I mistakenly said that George Cannon was on Wake Island. He was actually on the Midway Islands. Apologies for the error.

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Other episodes that you might enjoy:

- The Attack on PEARL HARBOR (What Many DON'T See) | History Traveler Episode 222: https://youtu.be/ZYzLXSjt_HE
- Bullet Damaged Hangars & The BEST View of Pearl Harbor!!! | History Traveler Episode 223: https://youtu.be/JNn16NynMmQ
- The Hero Tugboat of PEARL HARBOR | History Traveler Episode 173: https://youtu.be/dRxvAil7sW8
- The Guns & Armaments of the USS Alabama | History Traveler Episode 167: https://youtu.be/uJR4Mixs4qQ
- The Easy Company Foxholes of Bastogne (EP 56): https://youtu.be/Cy1L0ZPNSyI

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00:00 Intro
02:13 The Honolulu Memorial
06:21 An Empty Grave
07:30 Grave of Ernie Pyle & others
13:00 Medal of Honor Graves
14:14 A Tragedy at Pearl Harbor
17:04 A Midway Connection
20:04 An Iwo Jima Connection
22:55 The Grave of Daniel Inouye
24:40 What Happened to Doris Miller?
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