Located in the Wahiawa District, on the plateau between the two volcanic mountains of the island, in roughly the center of Oahu along Route 99. In Hawaiian, wahi a wā means "place of noise".
Wahiawa, HI 96786 Tel 808-655-6252
Lat 21°29′52″N Long 158°3′48″W
During WWII, this base was home to
the 25th Infantry Division. A free walking tour of twenty wartime sites
at the base is available from the museum. On the property is the Kolekole
Pass, falsely depicted as the location where Japanese aircraft passed on their way to Pearl Harbor during surprise attack on December 7, 1941. Schofield Barracks was attacked during the raid, but was not a primary target.
Infantry Divison / Tropical Lightning Museum
Museum covers the service of the 25th Division on Guadalcanal, Leyte, Korea and
Vietnam. The museum features war relics, photos and small exhibits.
Infantry Regiment Museum
A small museum located near the Tropica l Lighnting museum to this
Reference: 27th Infantry Regiment Website (via WaybackMachine)
Wartime airfield, still in use today as a military base
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August 25, 2018