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    Ford Island Oahu | Hawaii United States

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USN October 28, 1941

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USN October 30, 1941

Location
Ford Island is located in the center of Pearl Harbor. Battleship Row borders the southern side. East Lock is located to the northeast and Middle Lock to the northwest. USS Arizona Memorial USS Utah Memorial, USS Oklahoma Memorial and USS Missouri BB-63 are located to the south.

Prewar
During 1906 to 1918, the United States government acquired Ford Island and developed the island into a military base including an airfield and seaplane base and support facilities.

By 1941, when Ford Island was taken over by the U. S. Navy, then entire island became known as NAS Pearl Harbor.

Wartime History
On December 7, 1941 Ford Island was targeted during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, with the seaplane base and Luke Field targeted.

Luke Field (Ford Island Airfield)
Prewar seaplane base, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, attacked on December 7, 1941

Ford Island Seaplane Base (NAS Ford Island)
Prewar seaplane base, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, attacked on December 7, 1941

Pacific Aviation Museum (PAM)
Located at Ford Island The collection will include several wartime aircraft on display.

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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December 7, 1941
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