Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum on Historic Ford Island occupies World War II-era hangars that still bear the scars of our nation’s first aviation battlefield
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Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum on historic Ford Island occupies World War II-era hangars that still bear the scars of our nation's first aviation battlefield. Ranked #8 aviation attraction in the nation.

Operating as usual

01/01/2021
Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year! 🎆 2020 has been full of changes and challenges. Yet, because of you, we are able to continue our work to preserve the Pearl Harbor Battlefield. Thank you for your tireless support, now and always.

We wish you a healthy, happy and hopeful 2021!

12/31/2020
Heroes of WWII: Maj. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington

#HeroesofWWII: Before the year comes to an end, we ask for your help to preserve the values and valor of WWII Heroes like Maj. Gregory “Pappy” Boyington -- one of America's greatest pilots.

It is our responsibility to share the stories of our Greatest Generation -- the brave men and women who answered the call of their country in service of something bigger than themselves -- to educate and inspire future generations.

Not only will your year-end gift have DOUBLE the impact thanks to a generous match, it will ensure the Valor and Values of our heroes are not forgotten.

Give Today: https://www.pearlharboraviationmuseum.org/end-of-year-2020/

#FirstFlight: On this day in 1947 the MiG-15 fighter jet designed by Mikoyan-Gurevich for the Soviet Union (USSR) flew f...
12/30/2020

#FirstFlight: On this day in 1947 the MiG-15 fighter jet designed by Mikoyan-Gurevich for the Soviet Union (USSR) flew for the first time.

In November 1950, a fleet of small but very fast MiG-15s began to devastate United Nations fighters and bombers over North Korea. These new swept wing fighters were much faster and more maneuverable than U.S. Air Force fighters being used in the Pacific Theater at the time.

Only when the U.S. rushed F-86 Sabres into the fight several months later did the U.S.-led U.N. operation have a comparable fighter.

Learn more: https://www.pearlharboraviationmuseum.org/blog/mikoyan-gurevich-mig-15bis/

Check out this fascinating Worldofwarships episode about the attack on Pearl Harbor, featuring Pearl Harbor Aviation Mus...
12/29/2020
Naval Legends: Pearl Harbor

Check out this fascinating Worldofwarships episode about the attack on Pearl Harbor, featuring Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum's #NakajimaKate and #MitsubishiZero.

Watch: https://youtu.be/kujWY3nYqz8

The new episode provides a brief account of the surprise attack staged by Japanese carrier-borne aircraft on Pearl Harbor.On the morning of December 7, 1941 ...

12/28/2020
Heroes of WWII: FADM Chester W. Nimitz

#HeroesofWWII: This holiday season, we ask for your help to preserve the values and valor of our WWII Heroes! Heroes like Adm. Chester Nimitz – a brilliant leader who turned the tide of war in the Pacific, and in doing so, made history and helped save the world.

Each year, we steward this American WWII Battlefield to welcome over a quarter-million visitors, including 40,000 students. It is our responsibility to share the stories of our Greatest Generation to educate and inspire future generations.

Will you help us achieve this vision?

Not only will your year-end gift have DOUBLE the impact thanks to a generous match, it will ensure the Valor and Values of our heroes are not forgotten.

Give Today: https://www.pearlharboraviationmuseum.org/end-of-year-2020/

Come visit us! Thanks to your overwhelming support, we are opening our doors Monday, December 28 and Tuesday, December 2...
12/28/2020

Come visit us! Thanks to your overwhelming support, we are opening our doors Monday, December 28 and Tuesday, December 29 from 9:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (This week only)

Mahalo for helping us keep history alive!

Click here to buy your tickets online: https://www.pearlharboraviationmuseum.org/tickets/

#pearlharbor #pearlharboraviationmuseum #wereopen #holidayhours #wwii #wwiihistory #wwiiveteran #greatestgeneration #wwiibattlefield

12/26/2020
Hangar 79

Looking for something fun and safe to do with the kids this winter break? Come visit us at the Museum! Our exhibits are housed in two spacious historic hangars — including our open-air 87,000 square foot Hangar 79.

12/25/2020
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum! 🎅🎄 We wish you and yours a holiday season filled with good health, lots of love and laughter and hope for a better year to come.

If you missed our #scholarship webinar last week, watch it now on our YouTube channel! Learn about the need for aviation...
12/22/2020
Scholarships Are Available to Support your Dream of a Future in Aviation

If you missed our #scholarship webinar last week, watch it now on our YouTube channel!

Learn about the need for aviation related careers, the impact that our scholarship has had on scholarship recipients and the process on how to apply for our scholarships.

https://youtu.be/De1gSNSu-T8

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum offers two Scholarships that support individuals who dream of a future in aviation. The Museum’s Scholarship Funds perpetuate th...

#OnThisDay in 1970, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat flew for the first time. The supersonic, twin-engine, variable swept-wing, t...
12/22/2020

#OnThisDay in 1970, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat flew for the first time. The supersonic, twin-engine, variable swept-wing, two-seat strike fighter was designed for air combat in all weather conditions, in day or night missions and was used by the U.S. Navy from 1974 to 2006.

You’ll probably recognize the #TomCat from a little movie called #TopGun.

Click here to learn more about the Museum’s Tomcat “Felix 102”: https://www.pearlharboraviationmuseum.org/aircraft/grumman-f-14d-tomcat-fighter/

12/21/2020
Heroes of WWII: Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)

#HeroesofWWII: During WWII, the Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP for short – flew military aircraft, from heavy bombers to fighters, ferrying aircraft and towing targets, to help the war effort.

Help us preserve the values and valor of these incredible WWII Heroes and others like them -- the brave men and women of our Greatest Generation who answered the call of their country in service of something bigger than themselves.

Not only will your year-end gift have DOUBLE the impact thanks to a generous match, it will ensure the Valor and Values of our heroes are not forgotten.

When you make your contribution, we ask that you do so in honor of a WWII Hero or a hero of your own. In return we will send you a certificate of tribute to proudly display or share with your loved one this holiday season.

Give Today: https://www.pearlharboraviationmuseum.org/end-of-year-2020/

#OnThisDay in 1903, the Wright Brothers made the first successful flight in history.Orville piloted the gasoline-powered...
12/17/2020

#OnThisDay in 1903, the Wright Brothers made the first successful flight in history.

Orville piloted the gasoline-powered, propeller-driven biplane, which stayed aloft for 12 seconds and covered 120 feet in its inaugural flight. Three more tests were made that day, with Wilbur and Orville alternately flying the airplane. Wilbur flew the last flight, covering 852 feet in 59 seconds.

And with that, the modern age of aviation was born. #wrightbrothers #firstflight

Learn more: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-airplane-flies

Register your student today! Join us for a special, limited-time-only patch program called From Pearl Harbor to Peace --...
12/15/2020
75th Commemoration of the End of WWII: From Pearl Harbor to Peace

Register your student today! Join us for a special, limited-time-only patch program called From Pearl Harbor to Peace -- a 3.5 Hour youth program designed to highlight the critical role that Hawaii played during WWII.

Don't wait! From Pearl Harbor to Peace is FREE from now until April 2021 and Scouts can earn two patches for participation.

Register Today: https://epicmeritbadges.com/products/75th-commemoration-of-the-end-of-wwii-from-pearl-harbor-to-peace

Watch this to learn more about the program: https://youtu.be/JX6vtxUHg9Q

Honor the 75th Commemoration of the End of WWII and to promote the theme of this special occasion, "Salute Their Service, Honor Their Hope. Program Details: This activity has been created to honor the 75th Commemoration of the End of WWII and to promote the theme of this special occasion, “Salute ...

Join us for our LIVE #webinar this Friday, December 18, to hear from two previous scholarship recipients, Genevieve Anon...
12/14/2020

Join us for our LIVE #webinar this Friday, December 18, to hear from two previous scholarship recipients, Genevieve Anonsen and Sarah Hudgins, who will share their personal experiences and give students a sneak peek at their future with a behind-the-scenes look at their lives as successful pilots!

Today, Genevieve works as a F-16 pilot for the D.C. Air National Guard, while Sarah flies as a First Officer on Envoy Airlines, the largest regional carrier owned by American Airlines.

Register today: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uIpDoEcxRyOoy-XJtJXW9A

#Throwback to Dec. 8, 2019 when we celebrated the grand opening of the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Library and Archive!...
12/11/2020

#Throwback to Dec. 8, 2019 when we celebrated the grand opening of the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Library and Archive!

We are beyond grateful for the support of OFS and the Menke family, who generously donated the furnishings for the library, located on the first floor of the Ford Island Control Tower building.

Thank you so much for helping us preserve and shine a light on this important piece of history!

On December 8, 2019, the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum celebrated the grand opening of the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Library and Archive, marking an important milestone in the museum's effort to restore the Ford Island Control Tower and open it to the public.

The OFS and Menke family were proud to support this library renovation by supplying design and furnishings to house and display maps, books, artifacts, and archives from Pearl Harbor for the public to experience and enjoy.

This project was special for the Menke family, as the OFS founder Robert (Bob) Menke and his two brothers (Allen and William), all served between 1941 and 1946 in World War II.

CEO, Hank Menke, said of the project, “I’m just so proud to be part of this remarkable event and dedicate this furniture in their name, it’s so important to give back and help recognize what our forefathers and service people have done for us.”

On behalf of the entire OFS and Menke family, we thank all those who served and continue to serve our great nation.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.pearlharboraviationmuseum.org/
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Our #GiftShop is open just in time for Christmas! 🎄 We have the perfect gifts for #aviation and #WWIIHistory enthusiasts...
12/11/2020

Our #GiftShop is open just in time for Christmas! 🎄 We have the perfect gifts for #aviation and #WWIIHistory enthusiasts — including uniquely designed apparel, home decor, signs, books, mugs, trinkets and so much more!

Come visit us to get your holiday shopping done 🎁, while supporting our mission.

#rememberpearlharbor #pearlharbor #pearlharboraviationmuseum #christmasgifts #christmasgiftideas #giftsforveterans #giftsformilitary #aviationlovers #aviationgifts

Dreaming of a future in aviation, but in need of some financial support? The Museum has two scholarships available right...
12/09/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Scholarships Available to Support your Dream of a Future in Aviation. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Dreaming of a future in aviation, but in need of some financial support? The Museum has two scholarships available right now to help you achieve your goals.

Join us for our LIVE webinar on Friday, December 18, to hear from two previous scholarship recipients, who will share the impact a scholarship can have on an education journey, and a step-by-step overview of how to apply!

Register today: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uIpDoEcxRyOoy-XJtJXW9A

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum offers two Scholarships that support individuals who dream of a future in aviation. The Museum’s Scholarship Funds perpetuate the museum’s mission and vision, enabling recipients to pursue training and education to accomplish their goals. Learn about the need for avi...

Happy 101st birthday to Tuskegee Airman Brigadier Gen. Charles McGee! A legend and true Hero, McGee fought in World War ...
12/09/2020

Happy 101st birthday to Tuskegee Airman Brigadier Gen. Charles McGee!

A legend and true Hero, McGee fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam and holds the record for the highest three-war total of fighter combat missions of any pilot in U.S. Air Force history. His military service began as one of the Tuskegee Airmen in the 332nd Fighter Group, famed pioneers who fought racial prejudices to fly and fight for their country in WWII.

Help us wish this #AmericanHero a Happy Birthday!

Read more: https://www.kcentv.com/article/life/heartwarming/tuskegee-airman-brigadier-general-charles-mcgee-celebrated-on-his-101st-birthday/65-bfa1b5fc-6eb0-4d84-a858-18e40f7cf7de

12/09/2020
President Franklin D. Roosevelt - Declaration of War Address - "A Day Which Will Live in Infamy"

#OnThisDay in 1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the nation in response to the deadly Dec. 7 attack on #PearlHarbor.

“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”

Within an hour of the speech, Congress passed a formal declaration of war against Japan and officially brought the U.S. into World War II.

Watch the full address here: https://youtu.be/ufoUtoQLGQY

On December 8th, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Declaration of War Address to congress. Excerpt taken from Great Speeches Vol. 5. from Educational ...

We are saddened to share the news that Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, passed away on Dec. 7, ...
12/08/2020

We are saddened to share the news that Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, passed away on Dec. 7, 2020, at the age of 97.

Yeager was an ace fighter pilot in WWII and later became the most famous test pilot of his generation.

On Oct. 14, 1947 he was dropped from the bomb-bay of a Boeing B29 Superfortress at 20,000ft, inside the Bell X-1 he nicknamed “Glamorous Glennis,” after his wife. He reached a speed of 1,127 kilometers (700 miles) per hour, or Mach 1.06, at an altitude of 13,000 meters (43,000 feet).

Yeager’s daring aviation feats set the bar for pilots everywhere and rocketed the United States ahead in worldwide aerospace technology.

A longtime supporter of our Museum, we were honored to welcome him in 2011 to share his flying experiences with guests and members.

We bid farewell to this living legend in aviation and thank him for his service! #RIP

A visit to the Museum is fun for the whole family! Read this article by HONOLULU Family for their tips to find thrills, ...
12/08/2020
Weekend Adventures: Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

A visit to the Museum is fun for the whole family! Read this article by HONOLULU Family for their tips to find thrills, thoughtful history and virtual adventure for little fliers on the ground.

https://honolulufamily.com/things-to-do/we-tried-it/weekend-adventures-pearl-harbor-aviation-museum-honolulu-hawaii/

The museum is open again! Here are our tips for thrills, thoughtful history and virtual adventure for little fliers on the ground.

Following yesterday’s 79th National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony, several Pearl Harbor Survivors and their fami...
12/08/2020

Following yesterday’s 79th National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony, several Pearl Harbor Survivors and their families visited the #USSArizona to privately pay their respects to their fallen comrades.

Today marks the 79th National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The U.S. Navy and National Park Service hosted a virtual ceremony at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial to honor those who fought and lost their lives on the 'date which will live in infamy.' Following the virtual ceremony, several survivors and family members were invited for tours of the USS Arizona Memorial in accordance with COVID 19 mitigations.

Did you miss our #ForLoveofCountry Gala? Don't miss your chance to view the extended cut of For Love of Country Gala, av...
12/08/2020
2020 For Love of Country Gala! Join Us for our virtual night of tribute.

Did you miss our #ForLoveofCountry Gala?

Don't miss your chance to view the extended cut of For Love of Country Gala, available online through December. The online version includes additional performances and extended tribute to our Heroes of Distinction!

View Program Online: https://youtu.be/TevEu-E1DJs

Join with us for a virtual night of tribute, reflection and inspiration, remembering four heroes from our Greatest Generation at our For Love of Country Gala...

Address

319 Lexington Blvd - Ford Island
Honolulu, HI
96818

the BUS - routes that come to the Pearl Harbor Historic Area are: A, 20, 40, 40a, 42, 62, 32, 74 for more information, please call the reservations desk - 808-441-1000

General information

The mission of Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in the Pacific Region and to preserve Pacific aviation history. Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum occupies World War II-era hangars that still bear the scars of our nation's first aviation battlefield. See rare aircraft such as a Japanese Zero, an F4F Wildcat, B-25 Mitchell Bomber, F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, dioramas, videos, and more. Veteran docents bring the history to life. The Museum attracts visitors from all over the world. Historians, veterans, aviation enthusiasts, school groups, Westbound and Eastbound visitors to O`ahu call it a must see destination. Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is open 9am to 5pm daily and is accessed by shuttles from USS Arizona Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor. Phone 808/441-1000 or visit www.PearlHarborAviationMuseum.org for tickets and more information.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 09:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(808) 441-1000

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A cool sunset I caught yesterday over the SBX. Not sure if this appropriate for this group but it's Pearl Harbor and relates to aviation so... just for fun.
December 17, 1934. Aviation Day at Wheeler Field on the Island of Oahu. These photos show the 18th Pursuit Group. My Dad was Records Clerk for the Group at that time.
Tonight, I drink for Dick Girooeco VP. 24. NAS Ford Island DEC. 7 1941 Take no prisoners, JBF 3/3/3 Cpl USMC SEMPER FIDELIS.
AHSA (NSW) Inc. presentation titled "Swamp Ghost and Friends" by Peter Dunn of the "Australia @ War" website www.ozatwar.com Peter's talk focuses on the twelve B-17 Flying Fortresses’ which formed the nucleus of what later became the 435th Bomb Squadron – “The Kangaroo Squadron”. They had their beginnings in the confusion generated by the attack on Pearl Harbor. They journeyed from USA to Garbutt Airfield in Townsville, Australia and within a few days they bombed Simpson Harbour at Rabaul. B-17E Flying Fortress #41-2446 “Swamp Ghost” was one of these B-17s. It is now on display in the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. https://www.facebook.com/Ozatwar/posts/10217677328874786
AHSA (NSW) Inc. presentation titled "Swamp Ghost and Friends" by Peter Dunn of the "Australia @ War" website www.ozatwar.com Peter's talk focuses on the twelve B-17 Flying Fortresses’ which formed the nucleus of what later became the 435th Bomb Squadron – “The Kangaroo Squadron”. They had their beginnings in the confusion generated by the attack on Pearl Harbor. They journeyed from USA to Garbutt Airfield in Townsville, Australia and within a few days they bombed Simpson Harbour at Rabaul. B-17E Flying Fortress #41-2446 “Swamp Ghost” was one of these B-17s. It is now on display in the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. https://www.facebook.com/Ozatwar/posts/10217677328874786
taken today during the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII
Syd Jones ( and I) are looking forward to flying with owner David Prescott, in his B-25 "Ol Glory" for the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII commemoration on September 2nd. It is our honor to participate and to fly over the Pearl Harbor Avaition Museum that we were a part of. Photos by Robert Pinksten.
Found this during pandemic housecleaning. This was your predecessor, no?
Thank You! I received my American Girl book, Nanea, this week
Hope things are looking UP ! Great Shot by Jason Jacobs
My Dad's 1st Cousin on the right: 25 Forever Memorial Stone I ordered(Jan 2001) from Arlington. VA: F1C Louis J. Tushla, USN listed as: MIA/KIA/Missing at Sea.. USS Oklahoma MY Father next of Kin: JFK Did Signature block ..🇺🇲🙏❤😪......Salute! You are not forgotten Cuz He was dating a Hawaiian Girl at the time. Sincerely; Msgt.(Retired/ E-7) James M. Keating -USAF Other Headstone left, I ordered same time also mounted next to the Parents(Suzy & Peter Tushla) Cemetary Plot: St. Joe Cemetary/Atkinson, Nebr.....Louis's brother: 1Lt Harold R. Tushla, US Army Air Corp MIA/KIA/Missing at Sea Tokyo Raid: B-25: Feb 1942 Then tranferred to Tunisia, North Africa B-24 Liberator Aircrew Pelosti Oil Field Campaign: Romania April 1943: Off Coast of Naples, Italy Crash Report: Last seen: Going down intobthe Ocean.....off Coast of Italy: Med Sea