64-year-old can of whoop-ass being restored!
A B25 Mitchell sits in Hangar 79 at Ford Island at Pearl Harbor. The B25 is currently being restored for the new Pacific Aviation Museum set to open later this year. This is the same type of plane used during the Dolittle raid against Japan in 1942.
The hangar itself is beautiful as only the 1930's and '40s style can capture. The art deco style and heavy iron I-beams with huge rivets has held all these years and will now be renovated to house the museum.
Check out the bullet holes in these window panes! These are left over from the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. When you look around this hangar you can get a real sense of what it must have been like back then. Pretty awesome!
All photos by Joe Kane
And this is what the design looks like for Hangar 79