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Lesser-Known Facts About USS Missouri

May 14, 2021 ·  
A tour of the Battleship Missouri at Pearl Harbor brings with it an abundance of information. While schools teach the main events of World War II, it’s unlikely that the curriculum calls for an in-depth look at the USS Missouri (BB-63), one of the most iconic ships of the conflict. While nothing beats an in-person […]
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Why Is the Battleship Missouri at Pearl Harbor?

March 06, 2020 ·  
On September 2, 1945, representatives of the United States and the Allied nations met with Japanese officials for the signing of the Instrument of Surrender. It was the event that officially ended World War II. The ceremony took place aboard the USS Missouri (BB-63), a battleship that would go on to have a long and […]
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Atomic Bomb Exhibit Comes to Pearl Harbor

February 22, 2020 ·  
After a grueling period of conflict and bloody battles, the United States made the difficult decision to drop two atomic bombs on Japan. The devastation caused by the bombings of two Japanese cities put into motion the surrender of the Empire of Japan, though at the cost of hundreds of thousands of civilian lives. In […]
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Battleship Missouri Marked a Major Milestone

January 10, 2020 ·  
On December 28, 2019, the Battleship Missouri marked a major milestone as she welcomed her nine-millionth visitor, a number that shows just how popular Pearl Harbor Historic Sites are. The history of USS Missouri (BB-63) begins not with the attack on Pearl Harbor, but later in the course of the War in the Pacific, when […]
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Veterans Day at Pearl Harbor

August 16, 2019 ·  
Every year on November 11th, the United States comes together to honor the men and women who served in the nation’s various branches of the military. Young and old are thanked for their service to the nation—including those still living from the Second World War—are recognized on this annual holiday. For Veterans Day, you may […]
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Budget-Friendly Pearl Harbor Tours

August 01, 2019 ·  
For many people, making—and sticking to—a budget is a factor in everything from planning a trip to the grocery store trip to deciding on details of a Hawaii vacation. Pearl Harbor is a must-see destination, and there are options to fit nearly every pocketbook. Here's a look at some of the more budget-friendly Pearl Harbor […]
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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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Albert L. Kaiss, Last Commander of the Mighty Mo, Dies at 78

August 13, 2018 ·  
On July 25, 2018, at the age of 78, Albert L. Kaiss passed away in his hometown of Hagerstown, MD. On March 31, 1992, in Long Beach, CA, Captain Kaiss stepped off the USS Missouri (BB-63) for the final time. He had served as the Mighty Mo’s commanding officer in two separate tours of duty, and […]
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The Final Decommissioning of USS Missouri

July 23, 2018 ·  
Construction of USS Missouri (BB-63) began almost a year before the attack on Pearl Harbor, but it wasn’t until June 11, 1944, that she was commissioned into the United States Navy. She entered service at the tail end of World War II, but that was only one of several conflicts in which the "Mighty Mo" […]
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Your Visit to the Battleship Missouri

October 29, 2017 ·  
Moored at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor is the mighty Battleship Missouri (BB-63), affectionately known as the Mighty Mo, a proud vessel of the US Navy that was launched in January of 1944. Though the Missouri hadn't even been built when the Japanese launched the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, she did […]
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