Hawaii to celebrate Pearl Harbor's aviation history

The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will make its debut on the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Located on Ford Island in the middle of Pearl Harbor, the museum will be housed in a World War II-era hangar that still bears the scars of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack.

The new museum includes an array of restored vintage WWII aircraft such as Japanese Zeros and U.S. Wildcats. Also featured will be interactive displays and a theater. Also onsite is an aviator-style restaurant and a gift store.

Future expansion includes Hanger 79, focusing on the Pacific battles in WWII, and Hangar 54, with a focus on the Korean, Vietnam, and so-called Cold wars.

Tickets, priced at $14 for adults and $7 for children, are available at the onsite ticket offices at the Pacific Aviation Museum or the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, also in Pearl Harbor.

For ticket information, call (808) 690-0169 or visit www.pacificaviationmuseum.org.

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