Pearl Harbor survivors, WWII veterans depart Hawaii

Mickey Ganitch, a Navy Pearl Harbor survivor and native of Mogadore, Ohio, waves goodbye before departing on an honor flight back to Los Angeles at the Honolulu International Airport, Dec. 9.

Mickey Ganitch, a Navy Pearl Harbor survivor and native of Mogadore, Ohio, waves goodbye before departing on an honor flight back to Los Angeles at the Honolulu International Airport, Dec. 9.
U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle

Pearl Harbor survivors, World War II veterans depart Hawaii after Pearl Harbor 75th commemoration events.

More than 100 World War II veterans, including Pearl Harbor survivors, participated in remembrance events throughout the week to honor the courage and sacrifices of those who served during Dec. 7, 1941, and throughout the Pacific Theater.

Fred Wiles, a Navy World War II veteran and native of West Virginia, poses for a photo with Air Force Master Sgt. Alejandra Anderson, a native of Miami and Staff Sgt. Brittany Johnson, a native of Mystic, Connecticut, before an American Airline honor flight back to Los Angeles.

Fred Wiles, a Navy World War II veteran and native of West Virginia, poses for a photo with Air Force Master Sgt. Alejandra Anderson, a native of Miami and Staff Sgt. Brittany Johnson, a native of Mystic, Connecticut, before an American Airline honor flight back to Los Angeles.

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