Home Front Hawai`i: a Naval Legacy beneath the Sea

February 5, 2019 at 6 pm Eastern / 3 pm Pacific

Hans Van Tilburg, Ph.D., NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Shipwrecks and other submerged properties tell stories of the past, and some of those stories are about World War II in the Pacific. The Hawaiian Islands were very different during the war period, a plantation territory suddenly witness to the initial attack on Pearl Harbor and subsequent years of intensive combat training both on land and sea. The events of this critical period have left a legacy of sites that act as windows on history, a heritage landscape was shared in this presentation.

Education Materials

Presentation Slides

World War II Curriculum Guide: Battle of the Atlantic: Discovering and Exploring When the War Came Home - Grades 6-12