21.4° N Long 157.9° W Aiea is located on Oahu. To the northeast of Pearl
Harbor and northwest of Honolulu.
Fort Shafter was completed by 1907 Fort Shafter is the oldest U. S.
military base on Oahu and even today is virtually identical to the way
it looked during the Pacific War. During 1921 until 1941, Fort Shafter
served as an anti-aircraft artillery post. On December 7, 1941,
the Coast Artillery batteries established gun positions on the
parade ground and sustained the only casualties at Fort Shafter.
Richardson Hall (Pineapple Pentagon)
US Army's Pacific Headquarters, affectionately known as the
'Pineapple Pentagon' during WWII. The planning for the invasions
of Okinawa and Japan were drafted at this location.
Lt. General Walter Short's House
The former residence of the general lived in the eight house
on Palm Circle Drive. Short and Kimmel was later convicted of 'dereliction
of duty' in a trial at Shafter after the attack.
Located near Short's house is the site of the former information center, where
the radar report of approaching airplanes was received, and disregarded
(assuming they were the scheduled delivery flight of B-17 from the west
coast) on the morning of December 7, 1941.
B-24J Liberator Serial Number 44-40332
Pilot Kimble crashed May 5, 1944
B-24J Liberator Serial Number 42-100216
Crashed April 4, 1944
B-24D Liberator Serial Number 41-23901
Crashed March 1942
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August 25, 2018