Monday, May 30, 2011

A countdown to Hawaii: 13 days

WWII in Hawaii
Don’t just learn about the Battleship Missouri – Discover it!!
The Battleship Missouri has served her nation with honor and distinction through three wars, with the service and devotion of her crews spanning three generations. Today she stands proudly as an international icon of strength for freedom and the site and symbol of the formal ending of World War II.
The Battleship Missouri Memorial's Living History Program is devoted to preservation of the personal experiences of former crewmembers of the USS Missouri and other veterans via oral history recording and transcription.

History of USS Bowfin

The Pearl Harbor Avenger

USS Bowfin (SS-287) is a fleet attack submarine that fought in the Pacific during WWII, and helped to make famous the term, “Silent Service.”  Bowfin was launched on 7 December 1942, exactly one year to the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.  She was nicknamed the Pearl Harbor Avenger, so it is fitting that she is permanently home ported at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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