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Hands-On with History

April 18, 2019 ·  
We all absorb information in different ways. Some can read through pages of textbooks and come away with a wealth of new knowledge. Others may require visual or audio aids. Then there are those who respond best to interactive exhibits and displays. The ability to get hands-on with history is an effective means of becoming […]
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Organizing Your Visit to Pearl Harbor

January 01, 2019 ·  
You're coming to Hawaii, and near the top of your list of things to do while you're here is a visit to Pearl Harbor. There's a lot to see at the historic naval base, so it's a good idea to plan out the day so you get the most out of your time there. Where […]
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World War II Aircraft: North American T-6 Texan

October 22, 2018 ·  
Despite the desperate need for pilots after the outbreak of World War II, American servicemen didn’t just undergo a few hours of on-the-ground training before being allowed to take control of actual warplanes. They needed time in the cockpit of an actual aircraft, one that was basic but still provided them with hands-on experience with […]
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World War II Aircraft: Douglas C-47 Skytrain

August 31, 2018 ·  
As the threat of war in the Pacific loomed, the Douglas Aircraft Company took a look at its DC-3 fixed-wing propeller-driven civilian craft and saw the opportunity for a military version of the plane. The DC-3 first flew in 1935, but it would be another six years before the military version, known as the Douglas […]
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Aircraft of the Pacific: Stinson L-5 Sentinel

August 08, 2018 ·  
It’s not one of the more famous World War II-era aircraft on display at the Pacific Aviation Museum, but the Stinson L-5 Sentinel played an important role in World War II. The non-combat plane, also known as the “Flying Jeep,” evolved from a civilian craft introduced before the war, the Stinson HW-75. In 1940, Stinson […]
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An Unarmed Warplane: Boeing Stearman Model 75

June 26, 2018 ·  
During a visit to the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor, visitors come across a plane that was pivotal during the 1930s and 1940s, in the time leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor and throughout the Second World War. Unlike the other models on display, this plane doesn’t appear to be ready for […]
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Enemy Aircraft: Nakajima B5N "Kate"

May 31, 2018 ·  
The innocent-sounding “Kate” of World War II was anything but sweet. It was a warplane designed to lay waste to its targets through the bombs it dropped from higher altitudes. Officially known as the Nakajima B5N bomber, the “Kate” (the Allies' name for the aircraft) was a fearsome tool of the Imperial Japanese Navy's Air […]
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Planning Guide for Visiting Pearl Harbor

May 02, 2018 ·  
Pearl Harbor is an iconic location, a major piece of the history of not just Hawaii, but of the United States and the world. The December 7, 1941 attack changed the United States forever, forcing it into a war that would transform it into the global power we know it as today. Visiting Pearl Harbor […]
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The History of Hangar 37 on Ford Island

February 23, 2018 ·  
Getting to know every element of a place as rich in history as Pearl Harbor can be a daunting task. When planning a visit to this important site and the many exhibits and memorials contained within, it helps to have some background understanding of what awaits. Many people already have at least some knowledge about […]
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Is Pearl Harbor Accessible for People with Disabilities?

February 13, 2018 ·  
On December 7, 1941, a fleet of Japanese fighters and bombers flew into Hawaiian airspace, with the US naval base at Pearl Harbor as its primary target. The two-hour attack was a tragedy forever ingrained in American history. Today, this world-changing event and the war that followed are explored at the World War II Valor […]
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10.5 hours (approx.)
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