“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2017
1st BN., 141st Infantry Regiment Marker
1Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kapaau — 1st BN., 141st Infantry Regiment
To the 100/442nd Infantry Regiment With Deep Sincerity and Upmost Appreciation for The Gallant Fight to Effect Our Rescue After We Had Been Isolated for Seven Days 1st BN., 141st Infantry Regiment Biffontaine, France From . . . — Map (db m110328) WM
2Hawaii (Hawaii County), Naalehu — 66000291 — South Point Complex
South Point Complex has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historical Sites act of August 21st 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of United . . . — Map (db m2314) HM
3Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waimea — Camp Tarawa 1943-1945
Four stones make up this monument: The 2nd and 5th Marine Divisions trained here to bring peace to the Pacific Parker Ranch & Camp Tarawa 1943-1945 This monument honors the V Amphibious Corps (VAC), and . . . — Map (db m108940) HM WM
4Hawaii (Honolulu County), Aiea — USS Parche
Launched 24 July 1943 (shield logo) Commissioned 20 November 1943 USS Parche SS-384 These men served aboard during her six war patrols ( 191 names) * Wolf Pack Commander ** Commanding Officer of USS Parche *** Lost at Sea- - 10 February . . . — Map (db m111817) WM
5Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 40 MM Quad Gun Assembly — Bowfin Park
This gun assembly consists of four recoil-operated, heavy machine guns, designed primarily for anti-aircraft fire. Each gun had a firing rate of 120 rounds per minute and fired a two lb. projectile. It had a maximum horizontal range of about 33,000 . . . — Map (db m81385) WM
6Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Bombers Over Battleship Row — USS Arizona Memorial
The Japanese raided Pearl Harbor and other military targets on Oahu with carrier-launched aircraft which included fighters, horizontal bombers, torpedo planes, and dive bombers. The planes truck here in two waves, beginning at 7:55 a.m., with a 15 . . . — Map (db m71616) WM
7Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Fall and Rise of the Fleet
More than two thousand Americans were killed on December 7, 1941, almost half of them aboard USS Arizona. Military installations around the island were attacked and nineteen ships were sunk, beached, or badly damaged. Hundreds of Navy and Army . . . — Map (db m104804) HM
8Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN
He was aggressive in war without hate; he never forgot that he was dealing with human beings, on both sides of the conflict. (E.R. Potter, 1976) Born to Frederickburg, Texas in 1885, Chester W. Nimitz was accepted into the United States naval . . . — Map (db m73127) HM
9Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Island of Oahu — Attack on Pearl Harbor
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 fleet’s battleships were in port that morning, . . . — Map (db m71610) WM
10Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Japanese Light Tank — Hawaii Army Museum — Fort DeRussy —
Operated by a crew of three protected by only 1/2 inch of armor and equipped with one 37mm gun and two 7.7mm machine guns. It was powered by a 6-cylinder, 110 H.P. air-cooled diesel engine with a range of 90-100 miles at speeds up to 30 MPH. — Map (db m82123) WM
11Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Japanese Type 1 (1941) — Hawaii Army Museum — Fort DeRussy —
A light-weight mobile piece used by independent antitank and armored units. Its 3 lb. shell could penetrate 3 inches of armor at 500 yards. — Map (db m82127) WM
12Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Kaiten — Bowfin Park
One man Japanese suicide torpedo. First used in 1944. — Map (db m81381) WM
13Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Kuroda Field
Named in honor of Staff Sergeant Robert T. Kuroda, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. On 20 October 1944, during the battle of Bruyeres, France, Sergeant Kuroda led his squad in an attack against a strongly defended enemy position. He deployed . . . — Map (db m13256) HM
14Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Lost Submarine Memorial — United States Submarine Losses-Prior To and After World War II- — USS Bowfin Museum and Park —
He goes a great voyage that goes to the bottom of the sea, George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum, 1651 Throughout the history of submarine development, men have fought enemies just as lethal as any human foe. Those who brave the deep in . . . — Map (db m81389) HM WM
15Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Mark 14 Steam-Driven Torpedo — Bowfin Park
This was the U.S. Navy's primary torpedo in WWII. When fired, compressed air, alcohol and water were mixed and ignited in the combustion chamber to produce the steam that powered the turbines. Weight-3,200 lbs.; Length-20.5 feet; Diameter-21 . . . — Map (db m81384) HM
16Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Pearl Harbor Panorama-North — USS Arizona Memorial
From this viewpoint along the eastern shore of Pearl Harbor you can see many features associated with the 1941 Japanese attack. The photo was taken in 1991, fifty years after the bombing. 1. Attack Signal-From the cockpit of his bomber over the . . . — Map (db m71620) WM
17Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Pearl Harbor Panorama-West — USS Arizona Memorial
From this viewpoint along the eastern shore of Pearl Harbor you can see many features associated with the 1941 Japanese attack. The photo was taken in 1991, fifty years after the bombing. 1. Naval Station Signal Tower-From the top of this water . . . — Map (db m71619) WM
18Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Sunday Morning — USS Arizona Memorial
December 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor began routinely. Sailors and marines turned out for church services, morning colors, and chow. They looked forward to off-duty time for recreation, letter-writing, or sleep. It was Sunday in the peacetime Navy. . . . — Map (db m71617) WM
19Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — The Honolulu Memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
In these gardens are recorded the names of Americans who gave their lives in the Service of their Country and whose earthly resting place is known only to God *Indicates Medal Of Honor AwardMap (db m4504) HM
20Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — The Lone Sailor — One of a Series Across the Country
The base of this statue contains steel from the USS Arizona with appreciation to the following supporters (list of 16 donors) Stanley Bleifield, sculptor The Lone Sailorฎ is the iconic image of The United States Navy . . . — Map (db m111210) WM
21Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — This Sacred Site — World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
This memorial honors the fallen crew of USS Arizona and all those who died in the attack on December 7, 1941. The remains of over 900 Arizona crewman rest beneath you within the sunken battleship. Just ahead is an open area where you . . . — Map (db m73230) HM WM
22Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — U.S. 105mm Howitzer M3 — Hawaii Army Museum — Fort DeRussy —
With the emergence of airborne troops in 1941 came the need for an airborne howitzer. The M3 was created by shortening an existing 105mm howitzer barrel and mounting it on a modified 75mm carriage. The lightweight M3 proved to be an effective weapon . . . — Map (db m82125) WM
23Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — U.S. Light Tank, M24 — Hawaii Army Museum — Fort DeRussy —
Used for scouting and reconnaissance in the late days of WWII. It mounted a 75mm main gun and three machine guns behind 1" of armor. Two Cadillac V-8 engines drove the 19 ton tank and its crew of four at speeds up to 35 MPH. — Map (db m82124) WM
24Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor
U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and . . . — Map (db m4526) HM
25Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — U.S. Prefabricated Pill Box — Hawaii Army Museum — Fort DeRussy —
In the months before Dec 7th, many of these steel pillboxes were planted to defend military installations, airfields, and likely landing beaches around Oahu. Once buried in position, the 2-man crew entered through culvert pipe openings at the base . . . — Map (db m82121) WM
26Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — U.S.S. Arizona
At 0755, 7 December 1941, near this spot at Berth Fox 7 The USS Arizona was hit by one torpedo and approximately seven bombs. One bomb went down the stack and another penetrated the black powder magazines. The sunken ship remains the tomb . . . — Map (db m143290) HM WM
27Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — U.S.S. Arizona Memorial — War Memorial of the Pacific — Pearl Harbor, Hawaii —
“…In honor, and in commemoration of the members of the armed forces of the United States who gave their lives to their country during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941.” Public Law 87-201 Construction . . . — Map (db m111524) HM WM
28Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — U.S.S. Bowfin (SS287) — USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park — Pearl Harbor Historic Sites —
Step aboard and dive into submarine history onboard USS Bowfin (SS-287). A restored World War II submarine nick-named the "Pearl Harbor Avenger". Launched December 7, 1942, she made 9 successful war patrols in the Pacific, sinking 44 enemy ships. — Map (db m81377) HM
29Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — United States Marine Corps — 7 December, 1941
United States Marines Pearl Harbor dedicated 10 November 2005 to Lt Colonel D R Fox and the eighty seven men of the Marine Detachment onboard the USS Arizona 7 December 1941 at 0755 Born 10 July 1898 Died 7 December 1941 KIA . . . — Map (db m111672) HM WM
30Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Arizona Anchor — A Solemn Reminder
This anchor was recovered from the Arizona The ship had three anchors. The crew used one in calm seas, two during foul weather, and the third as a spare. Each weighs nearly ten tons. Notice the size of the anchors compared to the . . . — Map (db m111209) WM
31Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Arizona Memorial
In reverent recognition of divine guidance and - to the eternal memory of those who gave their last full measure of devotion to their country this monument is dedicated - humbly to their sacrifice in defending our freedom. Erected by the . . . — Map (db m60157) HM
32Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Seawolf (SS-197) — Bowfin Park — Pearl Harbor —
LCDR A.M. Bontier, USN, Commanding Officer; Launched 15 August 1939; Lost at Sea, 3 October 1944. Beginning with her first patrol just hours after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a daring submarine embarked on a career that made the name . . . — Map (db m81417) WM
33Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Swordfish (SS-193) — Bowfin Park — Pearl Harbor —
CDR K.E. Montross, USN, Commanding Officer; Launched 1 April 1939; Lost at sea, January 1945. Less than two weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Swordfish sank her first ship. So began the career of a submarine that not only sank . . . — Map (db m81419) HM WM
34Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Tang (SS-306) — Bowfin Park — Pearl Harbor —
CDR R.H. Kane, USN, Commanding Officer; Launched 17 August 1943; Lost at sea, 24 October 1944. The exploits of Tang are legendary in submarine history. Under the bold leadership of Commander Richard H. O’Kane, Tang executed five brilliant . . . — Map (db m81473) HM WM
35Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Utah Memorial
Near this spot, at Berth Fox 11 on the morning of 7 December 1941, the USS Utah was struck on the portside with what is believed to have been three aerial torpedoes and was sunk. She was subsequently rolled over to clear the channel but . . . — Map (db m60044) HM
36Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Utah Memorial
This memorial was officially authorized by the 91st Congress of the United States of America on 14 October 1970. Its construction was made possible by Congressional appropriation and by the generous contributions of many individuals and . . . — Map (db m60071) HM
37Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Utah Memorial — World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
In the waters ahead lie the mostly submerged remains of USS Utah, a former battleship used for target and gunnery training. Two torpedoes struck the Utah as the Pearl Harbor attack began on December 7, 1941. The ship capsized, trapping . . . — Map (db m60161) HM
38Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Wahoo (SS-238) — Bowfin Park — Pearl Harbor —
CDR D.W. Morton, USN Commanding Officer; Launched 14 February 1942; Lost at sea 11 October 1943. If one submarine could be said to embody the spirit and pride of the U.S. Submarine Force, it would probably be Wahoo. Certainly the enemy . . . — Map (db m81474) WM
39Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS West Virginia Memorial
At 0758, 7 December 1941, near this spot at Bert Fox 6 the USS West Virginia moored outboard the USS Tennessee was damaged and sunk by enemy bombs and torpedoes. As the West Virginia settled to the bottom she forced the Tennessee against the . . . — Map (db m60158) HM
40Hawaii (Honolulu County), Kahuku — Opana Radar Site — IEEE Electrical Engineering Milestone
On December 7, 1941, an SCR-270B Radar located at this site tracked incoming Japanese aircraft for over 30 minutes until they were obscured by the island ground clutter. This was the first wartime use of radar by the United States Military, and . . . — Map (db m154431) HM WM
41Hawaii (Honolulu County), Kahuku — Opana Radar Site — Mobile Radar Unit SR-270B
Mobile Radar Unit SR-270B has been designed a National Historic Landmark. This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. — Map (db m154432) HM
42Hawaii (Honolulu County), Kailua — He Ho‘Omana‘o — Marine Air Field
In memory of those gallant Americans who defended this air station against enemy attack December 7, 1941 dedicated July 4, 1979 by the Staff NCO Wives Club in commemoration of its 25th anniversary — Map (db m111972) WM
43Hawaii (Honolulu County), Pearl Harbor — U. S. S. Missouri — Instrument of Surrender, WWII
The instrument of surrender terminating the Second World War was signed on this ship, 2 September 1945 east longitude date while she lay at anchor in Tokyo Bay. The Allied representatives were • General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, The . . . — Map (db m49677) HM
44Hawaii (Honolulu County), Wahiawa — Major General John M. Schofield — Address to the U.S. Corps of Cadets-Aug 11, 1879 — Schofield Barracks —
The discipline which makes the soldiers of a free country reliable in battle is not to be gained by harsh or tyrannical treatment-on the contrary-such treatment is far more likely to destroy than to make an army. It is possible to impart instruction . . . — Map (db m81310) HM
45Hawaii (Honolulu County), Waikiki — “Brothers in Valor” Memorial — Fort DeRussy, Oahu, Hawaii
Honoring the World War II Veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the Military Intelligence Service, and the 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion. “Veterans who served in these units, . . . — Map (db m26939) HM
46Hawaii (Kauai County), Kapaa — The Kapa'a Japanese Stone Lantern (Ishidoro) — Preserving the History of Kapa‘a’s Issei Generation
The 15-foot cast concrete lantern was constructed in 1915 by Kaua‘i’s first generation Japanese immigrants. As a tribute to their homeland, the lantern commemorates the 1912 coronation of Emperor Taisho. An inscription reads: “Great Japan . . . — Map (db m9786) HM
47Hawaii (Kauai County), Waimea — Camp Henry C. Drewes
January, 1944 The second AM Trac BN., U.S. Marines established Camp Henry C. Drewes on this site; here trained until May, 1944 Here we rested from battle... Prepared for another... And prayed for peace. Seal at center: . . . — Map (db m110378) HM
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