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Hawaii (also referred to as the Hawaiian Islands) is an island chain in the Pacific Ocean and was a territory (now a state) of the United States of America. Its capital is Honolulu. The largest island is the chain is also named Hawaii.

Adventures in Hawaii[]

Indiana Jones was marooned in Hawaii in 1914.[1]

In the 1930s, Pan American Airways used the islands as a stopover point for their Pan Am Clipper flying boats. The Pacific Clipper[2] and China Clipper both made stopovers in Hawaii.[3]

On December 7, 1941, Japanese forces launched a surprise attack on the American naval ships at Pearl Harbor, striking a tactical victory that forced the United States into World War II.

Hawaii was the last known location of the elusive Peacock's Eye diamond.[4]

Locations in Hawaii[]

Behind the scenes[]

It was while vacationing in Hawaii that George Lucas first told Steven Spielberg about his idea that would become Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Hawaii was the shooting location of the Raiders opening scene and much of Kingdom. In both films it stood in for Peruvian jungles, thus creating visual continuity.



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