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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 to attack U.S. Aircraft Carriers. The USS Yorktown was struck and damaged by torpedoes from Nakajima B5N torpedo bombers. The Hiryu, which launched the IJN aircraft, was then attacked and set ablaze by SBD Dauntless Dive Bombers. This is just...

Bush Stearman

June 13, 2019

George H.W. Bush Exhibit

Join Us in Honoring the Legacy of President George H. W. Bush From the pilot seat to the Oval Office–...

Spring Break

March 20, 2019

Spring Break

This week is Spring Break for many of our island’s students. Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum offers a great opportunity to...

March 15, 2019

We Will Miss You

Our Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum family mourns the loss of Burl Burlingame. A modeler, writer, lecturer, photographer, story teller, and...

P40

March 8, 2019

Reuniting At Pearl Harbor

WWII Veteran Col. Bruce Hunt (L) with Robert Dunn (R) of the Museum Board of Directors. On Monday March 4,...

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,...

De Havilland D-82a Tiger Moth

May 16, 2018

De Havilland D-82a Tiger Moth

The Tiger Moth was to the British Commonwealth what the Boeing Stearman was to the United States—the plane that most...

TBM X5 of VT-51

March 26, 2018

X Marks the Spot

X Marks the Spot Posted on March 26, 2018 By Burl Burlingame | Burl.Burlingame@PacificAviationMuseum.org | Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum My...

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...

The Viper

September 26, 2017

General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin F-16

"Designed as a pure lightweight fighter, evolved during development into a multirole fighter equally adept at air combat maneuvering and...

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