• There’s Nothing Wrong With Our Radar! – George E. Elliott Jr

    by George E. Elliott Jr. Edited by David J. Castello Editor’s Note: The article below is the culmination of a series of interviews I had with George E. Elliott Jr. Since testifying before the Congressional Investigation of Pearl Harbor (1946), this was the first time he had spoken publicly about the incredible events that occurred at a radar station near Kahuku Point, Oahu during the early morning hours of December 7th, 1941. In November 1941, I was sent from the Signal Company Aircraft Warning Hawaii (SCAWH) at Schofield Barracks to a base at Kawailoa on the north of Oahu to help install a Radar Unit nine miles away 526 feet…

  • Ko Olina Golf Club

    Ko Olina Golf Club, one of Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Resort Courses in the U.S.,” is a challenging 18-hole course built in 1990 by renowned golf course architect Ted Robinson. Typical of his designs, Ko Olina Golf Club features exceptional water features, multi-tiered greens, large landing areas, and a moderate length which makes it perfect for beginners and experts alike. The clubhouse design symbolizes all the aspirations of the resort. Approximately 35,000 square feet, the architecture is characterized by its tri-level design and Hawaiian pitched roofs. Broad overhangs and verandas give it an open atmosphere and provides golfers with spectacular views of the course and landscape. In addition to men’s…

  • Alohilani Resort

    Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

    Featuring a 280,000 gallon, two-story saltwater Oceanarium in the middle of the lobby filled with a large variety of colorful native Hawaiian reef fishes, ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach offers beach side accommodations in Honolulu and features several on-site restaurants and a bar. Many rooms & suites provide unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head. All rooms are fitted with an HD flat-screen TV. Certain units have a seating area where you can relax. All rooms come with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. Swell Pool & Bar offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a saltwater heated infinity pool, hot tub,…

  • Submarine torpedo war room

    USS Bowfin Ship Specifications

    (SS-287) CLASS: Balao CONSTRUCTED Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (actually located in Kittery, Maine) KEEL LAID 23 July 1942 LAUNCHED 7 December 1942, hence her nickname the “Pearl Harbor Avenger” SPONSOR Mrs. Jane Gawne, wife of Captain James Orville Gawne, USN COMMISSIONED 1 May 1943 COMPLEMENT Originally 70 men (7 officers & 63 enlisted), later increased to 80 men (10 officers & 70 enlisted) DISPLACEMENT 1,810 tons (diving trim); 2,415 tons (submerged) LENGTH 311 feet 9 13/16 inches MAXIMUM BEAM 27 feet 3 inches MEAN DRAFT 15 feet 3 inches (diving trim) FREEBOARD 12 feet 5 inches @ bow (diving trim) 3 feet 11 inches @ stern (diving trim)…

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    USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park

    USS Bowfin Tickets! – USS Bowfin Ship Specifications – Mission Statement: USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park’s mission is to restore and preserve the WWII submarine USS Bowfin (SS-287). Bowfin Park’s parent organization, the Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association (PFSMA), is a non-profit group that receives no state or federal funding. The museum includes an extensive look at the fascinating history of submarines from the first daring attempt in 1776 to use a submersible in warfare to the feats of today’s nuclear submarines. The submarine provides an opportunity for visitors to go below deck aboard this National Historic Landmark, the Famous World War II submarine, USS Bowfin (SS-287). Launched on December…

  • USS Missouri battleship museum

    USS Missouri Battleship Specifications

    Class: Iowa class battleship Length: 887 feet 3 inches Beam: 108 feet 3 inches Draft: 34 feet 9 1/4 inches Weight: 58,000 tons (full load) 45,000 tons (unloaded) Speed: In excess of 30 knots (35 mph) Boilers: Eight 600 PSI Babcock & Wilcox Main Engines: Four geared General Electric turbines Tank Capacity: 2.5 million gallons of fuel oil 30,000 gallons of aviation fuel 239,000 gallons of fresh water

  • Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, USA - September 24, 2018: Panoramic shot of huge cannons and deck of USS Missouri

    USS Missouri Memorial – Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

    USS Missouri Tickets! – USS Missouri Ship Specifications – The USS Missouri (the “Mighty Mo”) proudly rides at anchor in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, next to the USS Arizona Memorial, the two marking the beginning and the end of World War II. The USS Missouri Memorial opened January 29, 1999 and is one of the most popular attractions in Hawaii. One cannot fail to be deeply moved by the historic significance of this great ship. She was the last battleship ever built and the biggest. She is almost 900 feet long and over 100 feet in beam and more than 200 feet in height. Each link in the 1,200-foot long chains…

  • Aerial view of USS Arizona and USS Missouri Memorials at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

    USS Arizona Survivors List

    – Casualty List – – Ship’s Specifications – USS Arizona Survivors – Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 United States Navy Charles A. Amacher, Sea1c John D. Anderson, BM2c Walter F. Bagby, SF3c Masten A. Ball, F1c Galen O. Ballard, F1c DeWayne Barth, BM1c Edward F. Bass, F2c William N. Baumeister, ACMM Harvey H. Becker, GM2c Edwin W. Bemis, Sea1c Earl D. Bennett, GM3c George A. Berdollt, FC3c Leroy A. Bird, CTC Estelle Birdsell, MM1 Daniel T. Birtwell, Lt. Comdr. Edward R. Bodey, BM2c Andrew J. Bowen, Jr., CMM Harry F. Bradshaw, Sea1c John Braydis, Sea1c Gene R. Brown,Sea1c Robert J. Browning, Sea2c John F. Bruce, GM3c Lauren F. Bruner, FC3c…

  • Luau

    Luau on Oahu

    Enjoy a traditional lei greeting and experience a luau on Oahu. Hosted by Chief Sielu, Original World Fire Knife Dance Champion, this event provides the ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in island culture. Watch a Polynesian show, learn headband weaving, or take a hula lesson, before indulging in a Hawaiian feast, including pineapple glazed chicken and kalua pork. Upgrade to include priority access and convenient pickup, for a hassle-free experience. Take part in a Polynesian welcoming ceremony with the Chief Travel through the Polynesian Islands with an interactive and high energy show Learn to hula dance, weave a headband from coconut leaves, rub sticks together to make fire, or get a…

  • Aerial view of the Arizona memorial Pearl Harbor in Honolulu

    USS Arizona Memorial – Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

    USS Arizona Tickets! Pearl Harbor Family Package, Pearl Harbor Battleships Tour of Oahu, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Tour, Private Tour: Pearl Harbor Experience, Island Hopping Pearl Harbor Tour, Pearl Harbor Sightseeing and Honolulu Duck Tour, Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Combination Tour and so many more options HERE! – Casualty List – – Ship’s Specifications – – Survivor List – he USS Arizona is the final resting place for many of the ship’s 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941 in Pearl Harbor. The 184-foot-long Memorial structure spanning the mid-portion of the sunken battleship consists of three main sections: the entry and assembly rooms; a central area designed…