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May 8, 2018 - Day 2 (and a 1/2)

Today, we got up at 5 to get ready to go to Pearl Harbor. We had already purchased our tickets, but they did not include a visit to the Arizona Memorial. They give those out on a first come, first serve basis. So, we were in line before 7 am. And there was a line. I was a little concerned that we didn’t get here early enough. But after getting in, we were rewarded with tickets to visit the Arizona at 7:45. Yay! I can’t express the degree of my disappointment when we were told that there would be no visitors to the Arizona because of damage...

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Apr 14, 2014 - Pearl Harbor 1 USS Bowfin

December 7, 1941 - a day that shall live in infamy. I have heard those words all my life and recall my father (a WW2 veteran) telling me to remember Pearl Harbor every year on that day when I was growing up. I remember studying about Pearl Harbor in history class - but it was all just stories to me, until I visited the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites today on Oahu. Steve and I left Ka'anapali Beach around 3:30 a.m. and headed to the Kahului airport for our 6:00 a.m. flight to Honolulu, Oahu. We had chartered a tour through Discover Hawaii Tours...

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Apr 14, 2014 - Pearl Harbor 2 The Arizona Memorial

We then walked over to the memorial gardens. We visited the grounds and markers dedicated to the submarines and the crew that were lost on December 7th, 1941. After that, we entered a theatre and watched a very good film that described the events leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, learned what happened that day and in the days following. After the movie, we walked out to a pier and rode, 150 on a boat, out to the Arizona Memorial. The USS Arizona, like several other battleships that day, was docked in Pearl Harbor around Ford Island...

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Apr 14, 2014 - Pearl Harbor 3 The USS Missouri

After we left the Arizona Memorial, we got back on the tour bus and headed over to Ford Island onto the Naval Air Station Pearl Harbor. This is an active duty base, and where access to the USS Missouri is obtained. History lesson - at the end of the war, following the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the signing of the paperwork where Japan declared their unconditional surrender to the Allied Forces occurred aboard the USS Missouri. Once the Missouri was decommissioned, it was brought to Pearl Harbor and positioned facing the remains of...

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Apr 14, 2014 - Pearl Harbor 4 Pacific Aviation Museum

After visiting Mighty Mo, we went to the Pacific Aviation Museum located on the NAS and had lunch at the museum cafe. Following lunch, we had a guided tour of two hangers (37 and 79) that were in service during the bombing of Pearl Harbor and have since been converted to museums and aircraft reconstruction facilities. Although not as large as the museum at the NAS in Pensacola, this museum was dedicated solely to telling the story of the battles in the Pacific Theatre and specifically the attack on Pearl Harbor. The planes have been...

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May 3, 2013 - USS Arizona Memorial

Friday, May 3rd -- Our reservation for the USS Arizona Memorial was for 10:15. We were supposed to arrive by 9:15 to pick up our tickets or lose them. Backpacks and purses were not allowed past the gates so I ran our bags back to the car. Once inside the gate and with our tickets in hand we had more than an hour to look at the displays placed around the grounds. At 10:05 we assembled as directed and 10 minutes later were let into the theatre for the 15-minute movie describing the events of Pearl Harbour leading up to and on Dec. 7, 1941....

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Oahu_BigIsland

Mar 6, 2013 - Hawaiian Excursions

One of the benefits of being based in Waikiki is that most of the island is accessible from there using the local bus service so after a day’s relaxation we decided to use the bus to visit Pearl Harbour. Our knowledge of this part of the war was quite vague and probably badly informed after watching the film “Pearl Harbour” a few years ago. Although this is still a naval base it is also run as a national park. The Americans have done a great job in ensuring that visitors to the park are reminded of the nearly 3000 personnel that were killed...

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Mar 29, 2011 - HAWAII - Insel OAHU: Pearl Harbour

Ein geschichtstraechtiger Ort. Hier trat 1941 die USA nach dem Ueberaschungsangriff Japans, in den 2. Weltkrieg ein. Das Hauptziel der Kamikaze-Bomber, das Kriegsschiff USS-Arizona, stellt heute ein Mahnmal dar, und seine Ueberreste lassen sich auf einer Plattform oberhalb des Schiffes in einem Gedenkraum betrachten. Weiteres Wissenwertes erfaehrt man im Museum Pearl Harbours, welches sehr informativ ist und andre Disaster in der Folge der Kriegserklaerung der USA an Japans zu Tage bringt. Wie zum Beispiel die Verfolgung der mehrheitlich...

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Nov 4, 2006 - Honolulu Airport

We made our way back to the airport, where we met up with the rest of our LAF group. Check out the picture of our group above. I was wearing my orange UT travel shirt. The Vols were playing LSU and I had it scheduled to be recorded so that I could watch it the next day. While we waited to board our flight, a guy from Chattanooga, TN came over and we started talking about Tennessee and the Vols. As it turned out a friend of his was keeping him informed about the status of the game via a cell phone. When the game was over, he came over to let...

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Feb 9, 2005 - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

The USS Arizona Memorial is the final resting place of the 1,777 crew members who lost their lives on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The national memorial commemorating the attack which thrust the United States into World War II spans the mid-portion of the sunken battleship. We made it to the Visitor Center but the tours were closed by the time we arrived. We are hoping to go back later for the tour. I am adding pictures of what we were able to see from the outside.

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