Where it all started…this exhibit tells the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the role of this Japanese submarine and the tragic toll it took on our sailors. Major artifacts include the HA-19 midget submarine and a hatch from the USS Arizona.
The centerpiece of this exhibit is a B-25 bomber very similar to those flown in the famous Doolittle Raid of 1942, our first air attack on mainland Japan. Learn about the harrowing mission led by Lt. Colonel James Doolittle.
Beyond the story behind the iconic photo of the flag raising on Mt. Suribachi, learn about the significance of capturing that volcanic mass and the unique challenges of the horrific 36-day battle. The exhibit includes an M2-2 flamethrower, a weapon instrumental in our Iwo Jima victory.