The Ford Island Control Tower is being restored.


Zd063. The restored Ford Island Control Tower 2020. One of several screenshots of a Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Video, about the restored Ford Island Control Tower, apparently a gift of the U-Haul Company; Thank you, U-Haul!
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The founders of the U-Haul Company have Navy Roots. The U-Haul Company is carrying all or most of the cost in restoring the Ford Island Control Tower. I understand it is all coordinated by the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum.

The Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum sent out an email on the 2nd Sep. 2020 with a link for a video at YouTube and with this text:

View the Pearl Harbor Attack from Iconic Ford Island Control Tower
Historic treasure now has elevator, restoration nearly complete with U-Haul gift

The view from the top of the iconic Ford Island Control Tower has never before been by the public, but it will soon be a possibility for all guests of Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum thanks to a generous donation from U-Haul and U-Haul CEO Joe Schoen and family.

The 360-degree sweeping scene from the tower encompasses all the major historical points of interest from the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, including the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri, as well as the hangars and runways on Ford Island, and the moorings that made up Battleship Row.

While the grand opening and launch of tours of the tower have been postponed until later in the year, you can watch the restoration process and learn more about the tower’s history and U-Haul’s ties to WWII here, click here: U-Haul Restoration of Ford Island Control Tower

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Zd054. A WWII Sailor and apparently the founder of U-Haul, his White-Hat is well rounded, like a Salt and at that time the Rate and Rating is on his right sleeve. One of several screenshots of a Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Video, about the restored Ford Island Control Tower, apparently a gift of the U-Haul Company; Thank you, U-Haul!

Zd055. The founders of the U-Haul Company. One of several screenshots of a Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Video, about the restored Ford Island Control Tower, apparently a gift of the U-Haul Company; Thank you, U-Haul!

Zd056. The USS Missouri BB-63, moored at Ford Island; WWII ended on her deck! One of several screenshots of a Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Video, about the restored Ford Island Control Tower, apparently a gift of the U-Haul Company; Thank you, U-Haul!

Zd057. Hangar 79 on Ford Island, the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum displays some of the planes here. One of several screenshots of a Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Video, about the restored Ford Island Control Tower, apparently a gift of the U-Haul Company; Thank you, U-Haul!

Zd058. 7th Dec. 1941 image of the Pearl Harbor Attack, I guess, a few seconds before the first Japanese hit. One of several screenshots of a Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Video, about the restored Ford Island Control Tower, apparently a gift of the U-Haul Company; Thank you, U-Haul!

Zd059. Ford Island, I guess, before the war; note the Aiea and Pearl Ridge sugar cane fields. Look at the airplane markings, they got changed after the start of WWII! One of several screenshots of a Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Video, about the restored Ford Island Control Tower, apparently a gift of the U-Haul Company; Thank you, U-Haul!

Zd060. The Ford Island Tower before restoration! One of several screenshots of a Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Video, about the restored Ford Island Control Tower, apparently a gift of the U-Haul Company; Thank you, U-Haul!

Zd061. The Ford Island Tower during restoration! One of several screenshots of a Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Video, about the restored Ford Island Control Tower, apparently a gift of the U-Haul Company; Thank you, U-Haul!

Zd062. A present Ford Island View from the Control Tower; what happened to the sugar cane fields? One of several screenshots of a Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Video, about the restored Ford Island Control Tower, apparently a gift of the U-Haul Company; Thank you, U-Haul!

Zd063. The almost finished, restored Ford Island Control Tower. One of several screenshots of a Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Video, about the restored Ford Island Control Tower, apparently a gift of the U-Haul Company; Thank you, U-Haul!

Zd064. The Ford Island Control Tower at sunset. One of several screenshots of a Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Video, about the restored Ford Island Control Tower, apparently a gift of the U-Haul Company; Thank you, U-Haul!

Zd065. The Ford Island Control Tower, reminder of history. Thank you to all those that help to cherish history and to the people who like to learn of history! One of several screenshots of a Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Video, about the restored Ford Island Control Tower, apparently a gift of the U-Haul Company; Thank you, U-Haul!

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