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Serial number cut off attack plane is donated to Pearl Harbor museum

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 24, 2014

~~<p>A part of Japa&shy;nese navy pilot Take&shy;shi Hirano's Zero fighter returned to Pearl Harbor on Monday &mdash; this time with a lot less violence and much better intentions than on Dec. 7, 1941.</p>
<p>On the day of the attack, Hirano's Zero careened into palm trees and a group of coast artillerymen at the entrance of an ordnance machine shop on Fort Kame&shy;ha&shy;meha, which later became part of Hickam Air Force Base, killing four men. Hirano also was killed.</p>
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A part of Japa­nese navy pilot Take­shi Hirano's Zero fighter returned to Pearl Harbor on Monday — this time with a lot less violence and much better intentions than on Dec. 7, 1941.

On the day of the attack, Hirano's Zero careened into palm trees and a group of coast artillerymen at the entrance of an ordnance machine shop on Fort Kame­ha­meha, which later became part of Hickam Air Force Base, killing four men. Hirano also was killed. Login for more...



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