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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 embarking on the first solo flight from Hawaii to California, to crash landing on Ford Island during her first attempt at flying around the world. January 11, 2022 marked the 87th anniversary of Earhart's departure of her historic flight 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...

Mapping a sailors service

December 17, 2014

Mapping a Sailor’s Service

Posted on December 17, 2014 By Caroline Sibley, Archivist | Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Mr. Kagel Smith, looking through his...

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