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    Haleiwa Field (Haleiwa Emergency Airstrip) Hawaii United States

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USAAF c1943

Location
Located on Oahu.

Construction
Built prewar as a small secondary airstrip. Also listed as 'Haleiwa Emergency Airstrip'.

Wartime History
On December 7, 1941 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor unarmed B-1E 41-2429 landed at Haleiwa in an attempt to escape the attack. While being armed and refueled, A6M2 Zeros strafed the airfield.

Several P-40 Warhawks got airborne, intercepted and shot down several Japanese aircraft. Pilots Ken Taylor and George Welch drove from Wheeler Field to Haleiwa and took off each claiming four planes shot down.

American units based at Haleiwa Field
15th FG, 78th FS (P-40) Barking Stands Jul 31, 43 - Jan 6, 44 Stanley
318th FG, 72nd FS (P-39) Makin April 23 - June 8, 1944 Mokuleia

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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