My Visit here was only a day before the 7/12/17 which was the 76 year anniversary on the attack on Pearl Harbour... This scared American military site is where it all began for the United States and also where it ended. You will have the opportunity to Tour the Battleship Missouri, where the Japanese surrended and ultimately ended the war. Tours can be booked everyday but be mindful of the busy periods -
Getting there can either by "The Bus" (20 or 42) takes you to Pearl Harbour from its a good hour from Waikiki or hire a car and drive from downtown.
The tour which is a boat ride out to the Arizona is free, you also have the option to tour the USS Bowfin Submarine, USS Missouri and also also museums that are associated with them.
I chose to do the tour of the Bowfin, Missouri and finish with the Arizona memorial - You also have the option the pay for the audio through the duration of each tour.
Pear Harbour History -
Pearl Harbour is a inlet harbour on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, just slighty west of Honolulu. It has been a base visited by the United States Navy, before it was acquired by the U.S. In 1875 with the signing of a Treaty from the Hawaiian Kingdom with Much of the harbour and surrounding lands would become a United States Navy deep-water naval base and the headquarters of the United States Pacific Fleet. The attack on Pearl Harbour by the Empire of Japan on December 7, 1941, was the start of the United States' entry into World War II.
As of 2007, Japan tourism to Hawaii was bringing in more money than American tourism and quite possibly of those tourists they made Pearl Harbour a stop during their time in the Islands.
The attack on Pearl Harbour was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbour - Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack, also known as the "Battle of Pearl Harbour" led to the United States entry into World War II and The Japanese referred the attack to the "Hawaii Operation:"
The attack commenced at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Time - The base was attacked by 353 Imperial Japanese aircraft (including fighters, dive bombers, and torpedo bombers) in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S - Navy battleships were damaged in that four sunk. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, and anti-aircraft training ship. One hundred eighty-eight U.S. aircraft were destroyed - 2,403 Americans were killed also 1,178 others were wounded. Important base installations such as the power station, dry dock, shipyard, maintenance, and fuel and torpedo storage facilities, as well as the submarine piers, Japanese losses were light: 29 aircraft and five midget submarines lost, and 64 servicemen killed. Only One Japanese sailor, Kazuo Sakamaki, was captured.
In the massive attack on Pearl Harbour, one of the ships that sank which was the USS Arizona. Today, you have the opportunity to stand above the wreckage of that ship when you visit Pearl Harbour.
At Pearl Harbour, you can visit the spot where the US involvement in WWII began, and where it ended. Tour the Battleship Missouri, where the Japanese surrender and the war ended.
Pearl Harbour is located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Oahu translates as “the gathering place” and with over 1 million residents, it’s easy to see why. A city on an island with the perfect mix of island living and the attractions of a city.
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USS Bowfin Submarine -
USS Missouri -
USS Arizona -
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