Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor has added the General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (serial number 80-0498) to its collection of modern jet fighters with its dedication today in historic Hangar 79, the company said.
The Museum received the F-16 on loan from the United States Air Force Museum in July 2016, and since that time, it has undergone restoration in the Museum´s Lt Ted Shealy´s Restoration Shop. Photos from the event are available at: https://flic.kr/s/aHskoU6NoW
The arrival of the F-16 at the Museum was made possible by a donation from United States Air Force (USAF) veteran and philanthropist Dr. Lawrence Tseu and his late wife Mrs. BoHing Chan Tseu of Honolulu. Dr. Tseu´s donation was made in honor of retired USAF General Gary North, who served as Commander, Pacific Air Forces and Executive Director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff at Hickam Air Force Base on Oahu.
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is located on Historic Ford Island, where bombs fell during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Visitors to the Museum can see remnants from that day of infamy, including the 158-foot tall, red and white iconic Ford Island Control Tower, Hangars 37 and 79, and bullet holes in Hangar 79. Through its preservation and restoration of World War II fighter planes and accompanying artifacts in the Museum´s historic hangars, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor shares the story of the vital role aviation played in the winning of World War II, and its continuing role in maintaining America´s freedom.
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on Historic Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and to preserve Pacific aviation history. A Smithsonian Affiliate, it is rated one of the top 10 aviation attractions nationally by TripAdvisorÂ®. It is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard, Historic Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818.