Waimanalo is located on the eastern tip of Oahu near Diamond Head.
On December 7, 1941 during the morning HA-19 Type A Midget Submarine (Midget C) ran aground at Bellows Beach at Waimanalo. The commander
Ensign Kazuo Sakamaki attempted to beach the submarine and demolish it with the scuttling charge which failed to detonate.
Sakamaki was captured and became the first Japanese Prisoner Of War (POW) of the Pacific War.
The other crew member Inagaki drown in the submarine.
Kom A'ona Inn
41-926 Laumilo Street, Waimanalo, HI 96795
Author James Michener wrote his novel "Hawaii" the Kom A'ona Inn.
Do you have photos or additional information to add?
February 4, 2018