“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Honolulu HI 96818

40 MM Quad Gun Assembly image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, November 12, 2008
40 MM Quad Gun Assembly
1Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 40 MM Quad Gun AssemblyBowfin 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
2Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Bombers Over Battleship RowUSS 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
3Hawaii (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
4Hawaii (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
5Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Island of OahuAttack 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
6Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — KaitenBowfin Park
One man Japanese suicide torpedo. First used in 1944. — Map (db m81381) WM
7Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Lost Submarine MemorialUnited 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
8Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Mark 14 Steam-Driven TorpedoBowfin 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
9Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Mark 37 Electric TorpedoBowfin Park
This high-performance, submarine-launched weapon is considered to be the first successful torpedo developed for use against other submarines. The Mark 37 was designed to swim out of a 21-inch torpedo tube, to which it remained attached by a length . . . — Map (db m81388) HM
10Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Pearl Harbor Panorama-NorthUSS 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
11Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Pearl Harbor Panorama-WestUSS 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
12Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Sunday MorningUSS 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
13Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — The Golden Anchor
The Navy’s Retention Excellence Award, or “Golden Anchor” is traditionally awarded to active-service Naval vessels for meeting or exceeding crew retention goals. On June 11, 2005, Battleship Missouri became the first non-active . . . — Map (db m112231) HM
14Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — The Lone SailorOne 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 Sailor® is the iconic image of The United States Navy . . . — Map (db m111210) WM
15Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — This Sacred SiteWorld 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
16Hawaii (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
17Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — U.S.S. Arizona MemorialWar 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
18Hawaii (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
19Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — United States Marine Corps7 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
20Hawaii (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
21Hawaii (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
22Hawaii (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
23Hawaii (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
24Hawaii (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
25Hawaii (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
26Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — USS Utah MemorialWorld 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
27Hawaii (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
28Hawaii (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
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