On December 5th, Pearl Harbor Warbirds was granted permission to land at the historic Ford Island NALF. This was the second time since first granted in 2010. Here are the pictures.
Ford Island was at the center of the Pearl Harbor attack during World War II on December 7, 1941.
With dozens of long-range PBY patrol bombers on the Ford Island base and American battleships off Ford Island’s coast, it’s no wonder why the Japanese made Ford Island the focal point of their Pearl Harbor attack.
The attack destroyed nearly 300 U.S. planes, disabled the Pacific Fleet’s battleship force by damaging or destroying 18 American ships, and claimed the lives of more than 2,500 people (and wounded more than 1,000 more). The attack on Pearl Harbor, which lasted less than two hours, made it impossible for the U.S. to carry the fight to Japan to spoil the Japanese expansion in the Pacific.
View photos of the Pearl Harbor attack on Ford Island here.
Pearl Harbor Warbirds offers the best Hawai‘i flight adventure tours available. Be immersed in the details of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor and soar above the important sites that played a part in the “Day of Infamy.” Relive history as you retrace the steps of the Army and Navy airmen in the days following the bombing. Fly on some of the same routes the Japanese attackers used into the airfields at Wheeler, Kāne‘ohe and Bellows. There are many air tours in Hawai‘i, but only one warbird airplane flight. Located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i Pearl Harbor Warbirds provides a personal historical experience making it one of the best O‘ahu attractions.
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