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For many travellers, a visit to Hawaii is not complete without travelling to the Pearl Harbour.  It was the very place in which the surprise Japanese attack on December 7, 1941, sparking the war in the Pacific.  Every year about 1.6 million visitors come to discover the Pearl Harbor’s unique collection of war memorials and museums, all scattered around a quiet bay where oysters were once harvested.  (photos by Michael Gordon)

Pearl Harbor, HI: September 27, 2016: U.S.S. Missouri in Pearl Harbor. The USS Missouri is where Japan signed the instrument of surrender with the United States.

Pearl Harbor, HI: September 27, 2016: Crossroads of the Pacific sign in Pearl Harbor. On December 7, 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii: September 27, 2016: Pearl Harbor visitor takes photo of Herb Weatherwax, a 99-year old survivor of the Pearl Harbor attacks.

Pearl Harbor, HI: September 27, 2016: U.S.S. Missouri in Pearl Harbor. The USS Missouri is where Japan signed the instrument of surrender with the United States.

 

Pearl Harbor, HI: September 27, 2016: Inside the U.S.S. Missouri in Pearl Harbor. The USS Missouri is where Japan signed the instrument of surrender with the United States.

Pearl Harbor, HI: September 27, 2016: United States Post Office on the U.S.S. Missouri in Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor, HI: September 27, 2016: USS Missouri in the location where Japan surrendered to the United States.

Pearl Harbor, HI: September 27, 2016: Tourist on the Main Gun on the Bowfin Submarine in Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. On December 7, 1941, the empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor, HI: September 27, 2016: View from the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii

Pearl Harbor, HI: September 27, 2016: USS Bowfin Submarine. The USS Bowfin was commissioned on May 1, 1943.

Pearl Harbor, HI: September 27, 2016: Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii.

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Pearl Harbour – Memorial Site Honored for the USS Military
By Suzane Fadrik

Pearl Harbour is a port of water on the most famous island known as O’ahu in Hawaii. This harbor is been covered by the most of the surrounding with lands and deep naval water. For the U.S. Pacific Fleet this harbor is headquarters. In the year 1941 there was an attack done by the Empire of Japan on the Pearl Harbour. This attack brought into the World War II. The attack which was occurred in this place destroyed many army equipments like 11 ships, 188 planes, and 68 civilians and around 2403 US military soldiers were killed. At that time three aircraft carriers was not in that port. These three aircraft are safe and not damaged. In the World War II the attack of US was been marked so the other war of the Pacific war was begin. This war was known as Bombing of Pearl Harbor and also the Battle of Pearl Harbor.

The very commonly called name of this attack is just Pearl Harbour. In 2010 this site has been completed 69th anniversary. In the war it was the attack of Japanese’s and entry of United States. Once you visit this place you can see many sites which are worth to be seen. Every individual know the attack of this place so many tourist travel done from various places every year. It is a perfect destination if you want to experience a one day tour. There are around top five famous places or can say site which are known to be the historical sites and are landmark of O’ahu Island in Hawaii. The site where you can go is the USS Arizona Memorial, in this place you can see that they were hit by 1,760 bombs which were in armor piercing. In this place you can learn the techniques of war how to attack enemy and also explore some historic spot which was been attacked.

Many visitors come down here to give respect to the brave soldiers. In this Pearl Harbour you can see the names written on the wall of the brave soldiers who lost their lives. Battleship Missouri Memorial is another historical site where the Japanese surrender and there was the end of the World War II. The surrender deck is been the memorial deck. It is a museum which exhibits the three wars. It would be the best experience to spend a vacation in this beautiful place where the USS won the war and to see this many travelers travel from far countries. In USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park you can learn the techniques and how the battle was done under the water in sea. In the Pearl Harbour museum you can see various real guns and torpedo which is exhibited here. Even in Pacific Aviation Museum one can see the aircraft used while war and what are the types in them because some are the fighter planes while others are the bomb planes. Another place in Pearl Harbour to be watched is the USS Oklahoma Memorial site.

Pearl Harbour [http://www.historicaltravelguide.com/pearl-harbour-debunking-the-myths.html] is a historical site in which many tourists from various regions come here to visit this place. It is also a memorial site in O’ahu island of Hawaii. Many soldiers lost their lives and there are some histories which are unrevealed so to know more about this place one can get the information from any historical websites which is a travel guide [http://www.historicaltravelguide.com/] and describes such information on sites.

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