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A new exhibit at the Pacific Aviation Museum captures wartime life in the Pacific during WWII

  • COURTESY PACIFIC AVIATION MUSEUM

    Murals that once lined the walls at a Midway Island theater are now on display at the Pacific Aviation Museum. The paintings by Victor Nels Solander depict scenes of World War II, including, above, a busy USS Essex deck.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / APRIL 2016

    The Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island restored murals painted during the WWII years. Tina Pedersen, left, collection specialist, and Christina Bulow, registrar, were painstakingly lifting off years of grime with vinegar and cotton-covered skewers.

  • COURTESY OF THE PACIFIC AVIATION MUSEUM

    Above, is the restored painting they were working on.

  • COURTESY OF THE PACIFIC AVIATION MUSEUM

    Mural painted by Victor Nels Solander depicting World War II on display at the Pacific Aviation Museum.

A half-dozen Pacific war murals painted circa 1944 have been transplanted from Midway Atoll, where few people got to see them and deterioration was taking a toll, to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, where many thousands will be able to appreciate the restored artwork. Read more

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