USS Carbonero (foreground) and USS Gudgeon (background) at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States, circa 1963
Overhead view of Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Oahu, Hawaii, Mar 9, 1964
Preston arriving at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States, 19 Mar 1964
Crossed runways of Barbers Point Naval Air Station on the Ewa Plain, Oahu, Hawaii looking north with the Waiâ€™anae Mountains in the background, Oct 1965
Overhead composite view of Barbers Point Naval Air Station (lower left) and what is left of the former Ewa Marine Corps Air Station (upper right), Oahu, Hawaii, May 1969
USS Baya at anchor in Lahaina Roads off Maui, Hawaii, United States, 1968-1971
The 200-ton Hammerhead Crane fixed to Berth B-12 at the Repair Basins of the Naval Operating Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 5 Jan 1978. This crane was in use from 1935 and removed in 1986.
Brass marker affixed to the Verandah Deck of the USS Missouri on the spot where the Japanese surrender was signed 2 Sept 1945. This is at least the third marker used and is now on the Missouri museum ship in Pearl Harbor
Underwater image of the Japanese Type A midget submarine sunk by USS Ward as the first casualty of the Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 Dec 1941. Note shell hole. 28 Aug 2002 photo by Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL).
Museum ship Bowfin, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States, 30 Nov 2014
"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"
George Patton, 31 May 1944
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