Pacific Aviation Museum

Hands-On with History

By: Mark Loproto

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.... Read More

Organizing Your Visit to Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

World War II Aircraft: North American T-6 Texan

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Should I Cancel My Visit to Pearl Harbor If It Rains?

By: Kellar Ellsworth

Pearl Harbor, one of the most historically significant sites in the United States, is also located in one of the most beautiful places in the world: on the Hawaiian island... Read More

World War II Aircraft: Douglas C-47 Skytrain

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Aircraft of the Pacific: Stinson L-5 Sentinel

By: m gurnas

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... Read More

An Unarmed Warplane: Boeing Stearman Model 75

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Enemy Aircraft: Nakajima B5N “Kate”

By: Mark Loproto

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.... Read More

Planning Guide for Visiting Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

The History of Hangar 37 on Ford Island

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Is Pearl Harbor Accessible for People with Disabilities?

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Pacific Aviation Museum’s Hangar 37

By: Mark Loproto

During the course of American aviation history, the aerial fleet of the US military has undergone vast changes to keep up with the changing demands of warfare. Aircraft that were... Read More

A Visit to Pearl Harbor Even the Kids Will Enjoy

By: Mark Loproto

Visiting Pearl Harbor includes dealing with some heavy themes that some parents may worry are too much for their kids. From the losses suffered that day to the war that... Read More

Know Before You Go: Pearl Harbor Essentials Pt. 2

By: Mark Loproto

As you prepare for your journey back to 1941, to the day when the United States felt a stunned sorrow over the loss of 2,403 American lives, you’ll want to... Read More

Pacific Aviation Museum Programs for Kids

By: Mark Loproto

Teaching American history is one of the most important parts of shaping young minds to ensure the events that shaped this nation are never forgotten. That’s one reason why the... Read More

The Pearl Harbor Historic Sites

By: Mark Loproto

When you travel to Oahu, you’re very close to three important historic sites, all housed within the confines of Pearl Harbor. While their connection to the December 7th, 1941 attack... Read More

The Pacific Aviation Museum: Going Beyond Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

When you arrive at Pearl Harbor to experience the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument and the other Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, you probably already know that... Read More

Commemorating the Battle of Midway

By: Mark Loproto

Over 75 years ago, the United States suffered one of the most devastating attacks on its soil. In the wake of the attacks, after being drawn into a war it... Read More

What is the Passport to Pearl Harbor?

By: Mark Loproto

When you do some online research about Pearl Harbor and the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, you may come across mention of a “Passport to Pearl... Read More

Your Pearl Harbor Agenda

By: Mark Loproto

On December 7th, 1941, Japanese fighters and bombers swooped in on Pearl Harbor, devastating airfields and mighty battleships lined up at Battleship Row. The attack is such an important part... Read More