The European front of World War II shows up more in American popular culture than do skirmishes in Asia, Africa or Latin America. Perhaps that's thanks to the inherent drama of urban warfare, and perhaps it's due to a general preference for a Euro-centric focus in history classes at many levels of U.S. education. But 75 years after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the catastrophic surprise attack that drew the United States into the war, it's important to remember the Pacific saw its fair share of bloody battles. And in the pristine waters of some of the world's most picturesque islands, reminders of those battles still remain today:
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Tracking down lost aircraft has become a pastime for a small but dedicated subculture of wreck hunters, from preservationists to historians and even scavengers looking for treasure.
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