This museum is located on Ford Island along with the USS Missouri battleship. Housed within two hangars that sustained damage during the attack, the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum hangars exhibit the aircraft that played such an essential role in winning the war in the Pacific.
The attack at Pearl Harbor, as well as several important battles in the Pacific, are featured prominently at the Aviation Museum. Large murals and a diorama show the strategy involved in winning these decisive battles such as the Battle of Midway.
Legendary aircraft such as the P-40 Warhawk (Flying Tigers), the carrier-based Grumman Wildcat, the SBD Dauntless dive bomber the B-24 Bomber are just a few of the aircraft featured in Hangar 37. Hangar 79 is filled with the jet aircraft of the Korean and Cold War while on the outside tarmac a vast lineup of military helicopters await inspection. This hangar is also a restoration workshop that currently displays a B-17 Flying Fortress recovered recently near Saipan.
Flight simulators and a restaurant round out this fantastic museum and the impressive machines that played such a significant role in the American victory in the Pacific.