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April 20, 2022

History of Ford Island Control Tower

Pearl Harbor Historic Landmark The Ford Island Control Tower at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum bore witness to the attack on Pearl Harbor, looking over the Ford Island aviation battlefield that fateful morning. Still standing tall today, the Ford Island Operations Building and Control Tower honor and remember December 7, 1941, serving as an iconic symbol of America's strength, sacrifice, and...

February 28, 2022

Black History Month

Honoring African American Pioneers February is Black History Month, a time to honor the contributions and legacy of African Americans....

January 31, 2022

Historic Hangar 79

Battle-tested and war-torn Hangar 79 on Ford Island Undergoes Repairs Hangar 79, completed in 1941, bore witness to the attack...

January 12, 2022

Amelia Earhart and Hawaii

Aviatrix's record-breaking flight from Hawaii to California Trailblazing aviatrix Amelia Earhart and Hawaii have a record-breaking history together - from...

October 16, 2019

On June 4th, 1942. . .

On the afternoon of June 4th three Japanese Aircraft carriers were heavily damaged. Planes from the IJN Hiryu were launching...

USS Nevada

June 1, 2018

The Nevada’s Run

Although mortally wounded by a torpedo hit, the USS Nevada managed to make a run toward the open sea. However,...

TBM X5 of VT-51

March 26, 2018

X Marks the Spot

X Marks the Spot December 2019 Update: The Museum's TBM Avenger has been restored and is proudly displayed in Hangar...

TBM / TBF Avenger

December 26, 2017

The Mystery of the Middle Seat

In traditional torpedo/bombers, a pilot, an observer, and a gunner/radio operator sat behind each other. At first glance, the Grumman...

Photographers from Utility Squadron VJ-1

September 29, 2017

Aerial Cameras in World War II

"Figure 1 doesn’t really show how aerial pictures were taken in World War II. However, the people in the picture...

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