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X Marks the Spot

TBM X5 of VT-51

X Marks the Spot December 2019 Update: The Museum’s TBM Avenger has been restored and is proudly displayed in Hangar 79. Posted on March 26, 2018 By Burl Burlingame | […]

The Mystery of the Middle Seat

TBM / TBF Avenger

In traditional torpedo/bombers, a pilot, an observer, and a gunner/radio operator sat behind each other. At first glance, the Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger torpedo/bomber looks like it has the same seating […]

Aerial Cameras in World War II

Photographers from Utility Squadron VJ-1

“Figure 1 doesn’t really show how aerial pictures were taken in World War II. However, the people in the picture were real photographers from Utility Squadron VJ-1.” Posted on September […]

Repair In the Air


Posted on February 18, 2016 By Burl Burlingame | [email protected] | Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum It’s a photograph of a day like any other in Hawaii, a half-century ago. A […]

Mapping a Sailor’s Service

Mapping a sailors service

Posted on December 17, 2014 By Caroline Sibley, Archivist | Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Mr. Kagel Smith, looking through his mother’s attic, stumbled upon an old suitcase filled with the […]

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