History came to life at Ford Island as the USS Missouri Memorial hosted “Living History Day” on Saturday, January 30.
Festivities featured fun and educational exhibits and activities from a collection of historical attractions, organizations, active military commands, and of course – Warbird flights from Sparky!
The daylong celebration commemorated two important anniversaries for America’s last and most famous battleship – the 72nd anniversary of the USS Missouri’s launch into service in 1944 and the 17th anniversary of its opening as the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor.
If you attended Living History Day, you may have experienced any or all of the following:
- Displays of military vehicles, memorabilia and weaponry
- Bands playing patriotic music
- Oral history presentations
- Re-enactors in historical period dress and costumes
- Static displays from active-duty military units
Admission to Living History Day was free for Hawaii residents, military and members of the Battleship Missouri Memorial.
We offer an immersive two hour adventure that allows you to relive history as a Naval Aviator. You suit up in authentic WWII era flight gear, receive aviation equipment issue, survival training, and a pre-flight briefing. Then, hop into the cockpit of an SNJ-5C for a one hour flight around O‘ahu that follows some of the flight routes of the Japanese attackers. Fly over genuine battlefields as the thrill of flight melds with history in this unique return to WWII. This intense immersion into Naval Aviation will enhance even the most avid history enthusiast’s appreciation for this tumultuous period of the 20th Century. Book your experience here.
It was an honor and a privilege to fly in support of the USS Missouri’s Living History Day.
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.
Fly Pearl Harbor like it was on December 10th, 1941. Learn more about our Admiral’s Warbird Adventure.