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The Ford Island Control Tower bore witness to the attack on Pearl Harbor, standing today to honor and remember December 7, 1941. Read our blog on the History of the Ford Island Control Tower to Learn more:…
#OnThisDay in 1945, the #TuskegeeAirmen flew their last combat mission. The widely celebrated unit had flown more than 15,000 individual sorties over two years in combat. Together, these heroes earned more than 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.
#WarbirdWednesday: It’s P-40 maintenance day! Watch as our P-40 undergoes checks on the wings, landing gear, and other mechanisms needed to ensure safe flight. Visit our Warhawk in Hangar 37 of Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum! #p40 #warbird #warhawk #pearlharboraviationmuseum
Join us this weekend - Friday, April 22 & Saturday, April 23 - for the exclusive Hawaii Premiere of “A Rendezvous With Destiny” and a Q&A will filmmakers in the Pacific Theatre at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum! The film will be screened this Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m!
#OnThisDay: 80 years ago, on April 18, 1942, Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, an experienced pilot with the U.S. Army Air Forces, led a group of 16 B-25 Mitchell Bombers in a secret mission to bomb mainland Japan. The #DoolittleRaid was designed to avenge the attack on Pearl Harbor.
#MuseumMonday: Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is home to 2 WWII era hangars, Ford Island Control Tower, Raytheon Pavilion, and outdoor exhibits housing 40+ WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Gulf War aircraft! Visit today:…
#ScoutSaturday: Calling all Scouts! Register today for one of Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum's special Aviation Merit Badge classes on Saturday, April 23rd! Spend an hour and a half exploring the exciting world of aviation! Learn more and register today:…
Get your students ready to soar this summer with 5 days of high flying fun! Register your 3-8 grade student and give them the opportunity to explore their passion for science, technology, engineering, mathematics and aviation. Don't delay, sign up today!…
We are celebrating how #SpringBloomsHere with our beautiful and vibrant flowers! Peak our C-47 and the Ford Island Control Tower in the background! Visit Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum today, and be sure to admire our beautiful flower beds lining the path to Hangar 79!
Today is National #GoforBroke Day honoring the 442nd Regiment Combat Team - an Army unit made up of Nisei, second-generation Japanese Americans, who despite the growing racism against them answered the call to serve. #GoforBroke means putting everything on the line to win big.
#Onthisday: The T-6 Texan took its #FirstFlight on this day in 1935! The Texan served as a basic combat trainer preparing pilots for combat, earning the name “pilot maker.” Visit our T-6 Texan in Hangar 79 of Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum!
#FirstFlight: On this day in 1939, the Mitsubishi A6M2 took it’s first flight. It’s lightweight design made it fast & maneuverable with a high power to weight ratio. However, Zeros didn't have armor protection for the pilot or engine. See our Zero in Hangar 37!
#Throwback: Check out these images of some of the women who volunteered for service during World War II in the WAVES! #WWII #WAVES #WomensHistoryMonth
#WomenWednesday Jacqueline Cochran rose from humble beginnings to become one of history’s most accomplished female aviators. During WWII she was the first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic Ocean, leading to the formation of groundbreaking Women’s Airforce Service Pilots.
While undergoing restoration our Seabee was given the nickname, “Tuesday’s child” because whenever the owner was asked, “When will the Seabee fly again?” He would always respond with, “Tuesday!” She is also known as Keiki Po’alua - “Tuesday’s Child” in Hawaiian. Visit today!
Our Huey's identity, once a mystery due to bogus serial numbers, was uncovered in 2015 as Huey 411, which served with the 56th Transportation Company in Vietnam. This discovery lead to a reunion of Huey 411 and her door gunner (1969-1970), Bob Broaddus.…
In honor of #NationalMedalofHonorDay, we are highlighting the story of John Finn, the recipient of the first World War II Medal of Honor - earned for his service defending Pearl Harbor by manning an exposed .50-caliber machine gun as he returned fire upon Japanese aircraft #Hero
#Throwback: watch our restoration team work on our SBD-5 before moving it to Hangar 79! #Dauntless #Restoration
#WomenWednesday: Today we are featuring a behind the scenes look at some of the donations we have received for use in our soon-to-arrive WAC, WAVES, WASP exhibit, which will feature hands-on, oral history videos, and artifacts. Donate to our new exhibit:…
#FirstFlight: The T-33 T-Bird took its first flight #OnThisDay in 1948. The T-33 became one of the world’s best-known aircraft, having flown for more than 20 nations. Visit our T-33 in our outdoor exhibits today!
Happy #NationalRosietheRiveterDay! During World War II, Rosies helped build airplanes, ship, tanks, and so much more to help support the American forces on the front lines, making history. We salute their service! 📸: Throwback to December when two WWII Rosies visited the Museumb
#FriendFriday: Thank you to our friend @brp_aviation for sharing this video of our Fighting Falcon! #REPOST: Night at the Museum.
The Director of the Naval History and Heritage Command, Samuel J. Cox, answers your questions about the aftermath of Pearl Harbor in today's blog. Learn more about the reconstruction and rebuilding of U.S. aircraft following the attack on Pearl Harbor.…
Looking for a fun family friendly activity over Spring Break? Visit Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and take to the skies in our state-of-the-art 360-degree #flightsimulators, which can roll, somersault, and loop as you take the controls! Take to the skies:…
Happy K9 Veterans Day! 🐶 We want to celebrate and honor these unique members of the military! Working military dogs were used to identify enemies, bring aid and relief to victims, and much more! Throughout the war, dogs were also companions and morale boosters for troops!A
#FascinatingFact What is the purpose of the little propellers at the back of the type of bomb used to sink the USS Arizona? Learn more about the weapons and aircraft used during the Pearl Harbor air raid by visiting Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum.
#WomenWednesdays: On August 1, 1911, Journalist Harriet Quimby became the first American woman to earn a pilot’s license. Quimby’s career took off in several exciting new directions – she was now an aviator, writer and cover girl whose airborne exploits became legend.
Happy #InternationalWomensDay! During #WWII, women stepped up to join the workforce and the war effort, having a huge impact on the overall success of the war! Check out these recruiting posters calling women to join the war effort as a "Rosie" or by enlisting in the military.
Exciting news! Our new SBD-2P has taken center stage in Hangar 37 - now on display at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum! Visit today to see the newest addition to our collection:…
Did you miss it? Watch the recording of our #webinar Pearl Harbor Aftermath: Salvaging Air Power to explore the rebuilding and reconstruction of U.S. air power in Hawaii following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Watch now:…
What will take its place? Our new SBD-2P will be moved into Hangar 37 tomorrow, Friday, March 4th for display! Visit the Museum tomorrow to watch the Dauntless' big move! Purchase tickets:…
#Timelapse: Watch as our restoration team removes the wings of our SBD-5 as they transfer the wings and fuselage to Hangar 79!
#WomenWednesday: Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer who set numerous records. These include being the first woman and second person to fly solo across the Atlantic, and the first person to fly solo across the Pacific from Honolulu to Oakland, California.
Upon his passing, Board Member Sandy Gaston generously donated his home to the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. We are deeply honored and touched to receive such a generous gift. The funds from the sale of his residence will help develop and support the Museum for decades to come.
Check this out! Our new SBD-2P is currently in our Shealy Restoration shop, getting reassembled and ready for display. Stop by historic Hangar 79 to come see our new Dauntless and watch us work!…
#OnThisDay: 80 years ago today our Boeing B-17E, serial number #41-2446, crash landed into the Agaiambo Swamp in Papua New Guinea. She remained submerged in the chest-deep water for 64 years, giving her the nickname #SwampGhost. Visit the Swamp Ghost at the Museum today!
Happy Presidents Day! Did you know we have an aircraft flown by a former President? President George H.W. Bush completed some of his flight training in our Boeing N2S-3 Stearman Trainer, known as the “Bush Stearman", on December 15, 1942 while at Naval Air Station, Minneapolis.
#BlackHistoryMonth: Bessie Coleman was the first African American women pilot. Bessie broke barriers during a time of rampant racial and gender discrimination and her story continues to inspire people to reach for their dreams even in the face of adversity.
#Firstflight: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 took its first flight #onthisday in 1955! The MiG-21 had an amazing production run, from 1959 to 1985 with a dozen types of MiG-21s flown by nearly 40 countries. Visit our MiG-21 in our outdoor exhibits today!
Happy Valentine's Day from Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum! Wishing you a day full of love ❤️ Spend the day at the Museum! Visit today:… 📸: World War II color images from National Archivesi
Join us Friday, February 25 at 9 a.m. HST for our live webinar, Pearl Harbor Aftermath: Salvaging Air Power with Director Naval History and Heritage Command RADM Samuel Cox. Learn about the rebuilding of US air power following the attack on Pearl Harbor.…
Watch the #transformation of our #Cessna150 into an amazing interactive learning tool in our Aviation Learning Center! In the Aviation Learning Center students are able to perform a pre-flight check inside this restored aircraft! Schedule your visit:…
1940s or 2020? These breathtaking images from our Legacy of the Peace Aerial Parade in 2020 take you back in time! To honor the 75th Commemoration of the end of World War II we got to see #warbirds take to the skies of Oahu!
Today is #NationalBoyScoutDay marking the 112th Birthday of the Boy Scouts. Read today’s blog featuring Eagle Scouts, aviators, and Museum friends Ken Dewey & Bruce Mayes to talk story about their scouting experience and inspiring careers as aviators.…
#BlackHistoryMonth: The Tuskegee Airmen overcome segregation and prejudice to become one of the most highly respected fighter groups of WWII. Their dedication to defending the freedom of all Americans and acts of heroism paved the way for full integration of the U.S. military.
In celebration of the Battleship Missouri Memorial's birthday this weekend, we are offering a special buy one, get one free deal on our Fighter Ace 360 Flight Simulators this Saturday, January 29! Visit our front desk to redeem this incredible offer!…
The Alexander Gaston Pearl Harbor Historic Sites Fund is hosting an online auction through January 30th featuring Alexander "Sandy" Gaston's life-long collection. Proceeds of this auction support Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. View Collection and Place Bids:
Trailblazing aviatrix Bessie Coleman was born #onthisday in 1892! Bessie was the first African American women pilot, as well as the first African America to obtain an international license to fly. She is an inspiration to reach for your dreams even in the face of adversity.
One more week to apply for Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum's aviation scholarships! We can support your dream of a future in aviation. Applications due February 1, 2022, Apply today!…
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