Pacific Aviation Museum

The freshly-unveiled forward fuselage of the unidentified Nakajima B5N2 'Kate' sitting on its cradle within the historic Hangar 79 at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. (photo via Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor)

Nakajima B5N2 ‘Kate’ Unveiled at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor unveiled the substantial remains of an ultra-rare, former Imperial Japanese Navy Nakajima B5N2 Type 97 torpedo bomber on Monday, April 18th. Known as the ‘Kate’ to the Allies, this wreck is the most complete of just two preserved survivors. The type became infamous for its leading role in the December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. The only other ‘captive’[Read More…]

2016 Events Calendar at the Pacific Aviation Museum

2016 Events Calendar at the Pacific Aviation Museum

PRESS RELEASE – December 7, 2016 will mark 75 years since America was launched into World War II, with the attack on Pearl Harbor. It will also mark 10 years since Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor opened its doors on Historic Ford Island at Pearl Harbor, vowing to honor America’s greatest aviators by sharing aviation history of the Pacific and[Read More…]

Pacific Aviation Museum Awarderd TripAdvisor Recognition

Pacific Aviation Museum Awarderd TripAdvisor Recognition

PRESS RELEASE – Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor has been named Hawaii’s “#1 Historical Spot Worth Traveling For” by FlipKey®, TripAdvisor’s® leading vacation rental service. Based on industry research and traveler feedback, FlipKey® named the “50 most loved and most talked about historical attractions in each state across the country.” Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor was awarded the number one[Read More…]

New Disney Nose Art for B-17 ‘Swamp Ghost’

New Disney Nose Art for B-17 ‘Swamp Ghost’

PRESS RELEASE – Pacific Aviation Museum proudly announces a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the talented artists of Walt Disney Animation Studios & Disneytoon Studios. In order to honor the famed World War II-era B17 “Flying Fortress” affectionately named “Swamp Ghost,” artists Mike Gabriel (director, “Pocahontas,” “The Rescuers Down Under” and the Oscar-nominated short, “Lorenzo”) and Klay Hall (director, Disneytoon Studios “Planes”)[Read More…]

Bud Anderson poses with "Princess Elizabeth"
(Image Credit: IWM)

Pearl Harbor and WWII Survivors to Join Bud Anderson at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Gala

PRESS RELEASE – More than a dozen Pearl Harbor and WWII survivors are expected to join WWII Triple Ace Fighter Pilot and Congressional Medal recipient Col. Clarence “Bud” Anderson at this year’s 9th annual Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor gala, December 5, at 6 pm.The event is the Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year, and for many WWII survivors, serves[Read More…]