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Honolulu in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Island of Oahu

Attack on Pearl Harbor

 
 
Island of Oahu Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2008
1. Island of Oahu Marker
Inscription. At dawn on 7 December 1941 more than half of the United States Pacific Fleet, approximately 150 vessels and service craft, lay at anchor on alongside piers in Pearl Harbor. All but one of the Pacific fleetís battleships were in port that morning, most of them moored to quays flanking Ford Island. By 10:00 a.m. tranquil Sunday calm had been shattered. 21 vessels lay sunk or damaged the fighting backbone of the fleet apparently broken. Smoke from burning planes and hangers filled the sky. Oil from sinking ships clogged the harbor. Death was everywhere.

The fleet in Pearl Harbor, the focus of the attack by Japanese air and naval forces, suffered the greatest loss: almost half of the total casualties occurred when the USS Arizona blew up. Army, Navy, Army Air Force, and Marine Corps facilities across the length and breadth of Oahu, from Kaneohe to Haleiwa to Malakole, bore the share of death and destruction. Hickam, Wheeler, and Bellows Army Air Force bases lost 217 men and 77 aircraft. Naval Air Stations at Ford Island and Kaneohe lost 19 men. Pacific Fleet Station, 4 men were killed and 33 aircraft were destroyed. Civilians from Waikiki to Pearl City were killed by exploding anti-craft munitions (friendly fire).

This exhibit lists persons, military and civilians, who died as a result of the attack or were killed later
USS Maryland and USS Nevada casualties image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2008
2. USS Maryland and USS Nevada casualties
that day in the performance of their duties. The listing of servicemen is by branch of service and duty station. Sailors and marines killed on board the USS Arizona are identified on the memorial.

Please note that names highlighted in gold letters indicate an individual who received the Congressional Medal of Honor, our nationís highest decoration.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 21° 22.026′ N, 157° 56.376′ W. Marker is in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Marker is on Arizona Memorial Place. Touch for map. The marker is located in the Remembrance Circle on the grounds of the USS Arizona Memorial. This Memorial is a unit of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Honolulu HI 96818, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bombers Over Battleship Row (a few steps from this marker); Sunday Morning (a few steps from this marker); Pearl Harbor Panorama-West (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearl Harbor Panorama-North (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Seawolf (SS-197)
Photo of the ship plaques in the Remembrance Circle image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2008
3. Photo of the ship plaques in the Remembrance Circle
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); USS Swordfish (SS-193) (about 500 feet away); USS Tang (SS-306) (about 500 feet away); USS Wahoo (SS-238) (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honolulu.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
USS Arizona casualties located at the Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2008
4. USS Arizona casualties located at the Memorial
USS Arizona Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2008
5. USS Arizona Memorial
USS Nevada-mooring location on Dec 7, 1941 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2008
6. USS Nevada-mooring location on Dec 7, 1941
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 5, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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