(Response from David Aiken when asked for information on what to see and where to go when visiting Pearl Harbor)
Been to Hawaii a few times...
The Air Fields of 7 Dec 1941 are a must...
Bellows for the BEST beach in Hawaii [site of sub capture]:
Hickam was the bomber base [check with Base Historian for visitation okay]:
Haliewa Field [abandoned to marijuana growers] and Wheeler Field [now US Army, check with Hickam for visitation procedures]:
Kaneohe USMC Base was a Naval Air Station on 7 Dec. A monument to locate a Zero crash is on base [only such monument in Hawaii].
Several tour boats leave Honolulu Harbor for Pearl Harbor [but isn't the best way to go, tho Gordon Frietas gives it his best]:
US Army Museum of Hawaii is at the north end of Waikiki. A must to learn about the Army's story.
The Nichiren Mission has a surprise feature. A Buddhist Church which has a memorial to the Japanese aircrews killed in action. It is a book of the names which is commemorated each 7 Dec. A ฤ donation (with proper respectful request) and you might get to view it.
Nichiren Mission Of Hawaii; 33 Pulelehua Way; Honolulu, HI 96817; Phone # (808) 595-3517
You should drop in to eat at the Kemoo Farm, a resturant near Schofield Barracks. Ask if the "Quiet Birdman Hangar" could be viewed for an extra "Pearl Harbor" surprise.
OR you could go by tour and really NOT get the best experience:
Pearl Harbor History Associates, Inc.
attn: Ernie Arroyo, President
PO Box 1007
Stratford, CT 06615
ษ membership/贄 Life