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USN October 30, 1941

Location
Pearl Harbor is located on the southern coast of Oahu in roughly the center of the island. Divided into West Loch, Middle Loch, East Loch and Southeast Loch with Ford Island in the center. To the east is Hospital Point, Pearl Harbor Naval Base and Hickam Field (Hickam AFB).

Pearl Harbor was the US Navy base for the Pacific Fleet. "Battleship Row" a row of moorings alongside Ford Island where the battleships were moored. The were also submarine pens, a fuel farms, and other harbor facilities. 

Wartime History
On December 7, 1941 a Japanese naval force based around the carriers Akagi, Kaga, Hiryu, Soryu, Shokaku, and the Zuikaku launched the surprise attach against Pearl Harbor and Hawaii.

Target of H8K Emily Flying Boat Attack
On the night of March 4-5, 1942, two Kawanishi H8K Emily flying boats from the 24th Air Flotilla, based at Jaluit and Wotje bombed Oahu's Mount Tantalus. Their intended target was Pearl Harbor, which was covered in cloud. Instead, they dropped their bombs on nearby Mount Tantalus causing no damage.

Today
The harbor is still used by the US Navy. Several museums and memorials ring the harbor, including the National Parks and USN administered USS Arizona Memorial. Also, the retired battleship Missouri forms the closing bookend of the Pacific war, the vessel where Japan officially surrendered in Tokyo Harbor on September 2, 1945.

Ford Island
Island at the Center of Pearl Harbor and Luke Field.

Battleship Row

USS Arizona Memorial and Museum
The museum contains detailed history about the attack, and artifacts. Included are parts of Japanese aerial torpedo discovered impacted in the mud after the war and fragments of attacking airplanes. It also allows visitors to cross Pearl Harbor to visit the USS Arizona memorial.

USS Arizona BB-39
Sunk December 7, 1941

USS Utah BB-31 / AG-16
Sunk December 7, 1941

USS Oklahoma BB-37
Sunk Dec 7, 1941 salvaged 1943

USS Missouri Memorial Museum
The USS Missouri, permanently docked as a museum and memorial in Pearl Harbor. The USS Arizona and Arizona Memorial are located directly off her bow.

USS Missouri (BB-63)
Permanently moored at Pearl Harbor as part of the USS M museum and memorial.

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
This museum is located across from the Arizona Memorial Center. The museum includes the restored USS Bowfin submarine and US Submarine Museum.

USS Bowfin SS-287
Permanently moored at Pearl Harbor as a museum

Hospital Point
Location where the USS Nevada ran aground after being damaged during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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