The sea water is the wonderful part. It is warm, 80 degrees, limpid, clear and incredibly blue. Each degree of sunlight gives it another shade of blue and it is so clear one can see bottom plainly at 60 ft. depth. And full of fish of all colors and shapes.
Harry to Katherine, Wake Island, January 10, 1941
Building for War
More About Bonnie Gilbert
History opens new doors all the time if you go knocking. I chose history as my academic focus years ago, have an MA in history, and teach college history courses, so I have been knocking on those doors a long time.
My M.O. is: open your eyes and mind to the past, recognize new perspectives in history, and reconsider the present in new light. History does matter.Read More
Recent Blog Posts
May 19, 2015 |
Anyone connected to the Wake Island civilian contractors’ story either has or wants to have a copy of the...
April 20, 2015 |
One of the earliest clues to the story of my father’s wartime past came in the mailbox every month or so when I...
March 27, 2015 |
Knowing my interest in WWII aircraft, some friends recently forwarded a video about the restoration of a PBY 5A...
February 25, 2015 |
Every semester in my early World Civilizations class I teach a unit on the migrations that populated the Americas...