What is Hub of the Wheel? To sum up in as few words as possible, it is a blog about the War in the Pacific, with Pearl Harbor at the center of the radiating spokes. This will be the story of the War in the Pacific, as told through the original documents (action reports, war diaries, ship logs, etc). The complete documents will be published in paperback form. The blog will use excerpts and other original media (maps, labelled photographs, lists, etc) to elaborate upon them. I’ve also always been fascinated by photographs, that frozen moment of an ever-moving world. And in many cases, the most intriguing aspects are in the background, filler surrounding the subject, so to speak.  I do have a lifelong fascination with Pearl Harbor (not just Dec. 7, though that is a huge part of it). I’m strangely drawn to the place, though I’ve only been there one time, and that was in way back in the early 1980s. As the title suggests, Pearl is only the hub of the wheel. Dozens of spokes run off in a hundred different tangents.

Input is welcome, dialogue encouraged, and hopefully a thousand stories and photographs shared.

Welcome to the site.

Jeffrey Goff