Photo 1/18 | Front Of Pacific War Museum | front of pacific war museum
Photo 2/18 | Memorial Courtyard | The Hall of Presidents is located next to the Memorial Courtyard and features engraved placards describing each president’s military service during World War II.
Photo 3/18 | Last Peral Harbor Japanese Mini Sub | This is the sole surviving Japanese mini-sub that took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor. It ran aground when its gyrocompass failed. The pilot was America’s first prisoner of war.
Photo 4/18 | Japanese Val Dive Bomber | This Japanese Val dive-bomber was shot down during the attack.
Photo 5/18 | M3 Stuart Light Tank | A Japanese anti-tank gun took out this M3 Stuart light tank. A video interview with the tank commander describes the actual encounter in detail. The actual gun that destroyed the tank is located across the hallway.
Photo 6/18 | Uss Arizona Compartment Door | This compartment door was from the superstructure of the USS Arizona, which was sunk at Pearl Harbor. The cutting torch hole was made when looking for survivors.
Photo 7/18 | Japanese Anti Aircraft Gun | This Japanese three-barrel anti-aircraft gun is typical of the many artifacts on display in the museum.
Photo 8/18 | M3a Halftrack | An M3A Halftrack sits in the brush, waiting for use in the Tarawa assault.
Photo 9/18 | Tbm Avenger Torpedo Bomber | This TBM Avenger torpedo bomber is seen being readied for its next mission in a carrier hangar deck setting. It is similar to the plane that President George H.W. Bush flew during the war.
Photo 10/18 | Heavy Cruiser Bridge | A bridge from a Heavy Cruiser is set in a night battle scene in one of the naval exhibits.
Photo 11/18 | Admirals Barge | An admiral’s barge was used to transport Admiral Nimitz between ships and shore. The four stars on the bow indicate Admiral Nimitz’s rank.
Photo 12/18 | Japanese Rex Seaplane | A rare Japanese Rex seaplane was originally designed to be a fighter, but its bulky pontoons inhibited its maneuverability and only a handful was built.
Photo 13/18 | Pacific Combat Zone Feature | The Pacific Combat Zone features a large outside arena with a recreation of a typical Japanese defensive position on Tarawa.
Photo 14/18 | Tarawa Invasion Reenactment | Various reenactments of the Tarawa invasion are held each year, with the highlight being the flamethrower assault on the pillbox near the rear of the fortification.
Photo 15/18 | Japanese Che Ni Tank | A Japanese Che-Ni tank is placed behind revetments in the Pacific Combat Zone.
Photo 16/18 | M3 Stuart Light Tank | An M3 Stuart light tank is one of the vehicles used during the invasion reenactments.
Photo 17/18 | Pt 309 Boat | The PT-309 is the last remaining PT boat used in World War II combat. It’s on display in a climate-controlled building at the museum.
Photo 18/18 | Atomic Bomb | Five atomic bombs were prepared near the end of the war. Had the Japanese not surrendered after the second bomb hit Nagasaki, this casing would have been used in another bombing mission.