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

The Epic Saga of the Civilian Contractors and Marines of Wake Island in World War II
By Bonita Gilbert

Published by:
Casemate Publishers

Available from: Amazon
and Barnes & Noble

Building for War

Building for War: The Epic Saga of the Civilian...

Where is Wake Island?

Where’s Wake? You can see it near center top of...

JPAC Wake Island Mission

In 2011, a worker discovered a group of human...

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.

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Recent Blog Posts

October 22, 2014 |

JPAC Wake Island Mission

In 2011, a worker discovered a group of human remains exposed on the north beach of Wake Island near the site...

October 12, 2014 |

Honor Flight

There is no better way to visit the war memorials in Washington D.C. than in the company of our nation’s war...

September 29, 2014 |

The Railway Man

The Railway Man is the story of an ordinary man whose horrific experiences as a POW left him emotionally crippled...

September 5, 2014 |

A Matter of Honor

My friend and colleague, Duane A. Vachon, Ph.D, has been writing a column on Medal of Honor recipients for the...

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