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  • Hawaii Army Museum Society | Aloha and Welcome!
    and mobile guns providing a ring of steel at both long and close range to repel any potential invader Infantry cavalry and field artillery units supported the batteries By the eve of World War I the system was essentially complete Because of Hawai i s strategic importance Coast Artillery units and installations here were among the strongest such forces the U S Army had stationed anywhere Fort DeRussy s batteries

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    were two Powder Rooms and Hoist Rooms one to serve each gun In the Powder Rooms ammunition crews removed the powder charges from their metal cannisters to a receiving table then used the electric hoist to raise them through the hoist wells in the ceiling to the loading platforms In the Hoist Rooms the Ammunition Detachment made final preparations for firing Handlers moved the projectiles from the Shell Room to

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    mission Infantry Repel amphibious landings on O ahu by close combat with the enemy Infantry troops could be moved to any part of the island by foot by truck or by the narrow gauge railroads that served the sugar plantations Field Artillery Support the Infantry by the massed fire of their light field guns Field Artillery could deploy rapidly and fire directly or indirectly at enemy landing forces Calvary Support

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    at Fort Kamehameha and later moved to Ford Island They provided aerial fire direction for the coast Artillery batteries defending Pearl Harbor and Honolulu May 9 1918 Major Harold Clark and Sergeant Robert Gray made the first interisland flight between Oahu and Maui in a Curtiss R 6 May 1921 All O ahu anti aircraft assets were placed under the control of the Hawaiian Anti Aircraft Regiment Redesignated in 1922

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    s guns took place in November 1914 The Army took pains to warn Waikiki residents but no one was fully prepared for the effects of the shock wave that rocked the neighborhood Little actual damage was done though dishes rattled and some windows cracked blocks away To avoid damage in later years as Waikiki continued to grow the guns were seldom fired At the end of World War II the

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    a natural buffer between Japan and her arch enemy the Soviet Union Japan invades China This incursion into China brought Japan into diplomatic conflict with the United States Just before Nanking in China fell to Japan Japanese aircraft sank the American gunboat U S S Panay in the Yangtze River near Nanking This brought the U S and Japan close to war at the time In 1932 Japan seized China s northern province Manchuria and in 1937 Japan provoked China into open warfare As war clouds gathered over China the U S military turned its Pacific outpost O ahu into a fortress Airfields planes troops and coast artillery were multiplied roads and storage facilities improved ammunition and fuel were stockpiled and Pearl Harbor bulged with warships By 1941 O ahu had become fortified into a powerful military presence As Japan continued her aggressive seize and conquer campaigns and war in the Pacific loomed Hawai i felt immune from attack The U S Pacific fleet based in Pearl Harbor was the only force in the Pacific East Asian area that posed a threat to Japan s success Neutralizing that fleet at the onset was the key and surprise was essential Despite

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    with bombs and machine gun fire they blasted the neatly parked American planes By destroying the Hawaiian Air Force s fighters and bombers on the ground the Japanese prevented interception or retaliation against their carriers In fact most American planes were not ready to fly Ammunition was unloaded at night for security and many planes were obsolete Surprise was complete USS Arizona As the initial shock wore off soldiers and airmen at all Army installations sprang into action Anti aircraft crews manned their guns pilots scrambled for their planes and everyone who could opened fire at the Japanese planes The attack surprised Honolulu s civilians as much as it did the military but they reacted quickly to keep emergency services police fire hospitals functioning as the bombs fell The Japanese planned to hit only military targets but stray bombs and bullets spilled over into the civilian community killing 68 and wounding 35 Japanese Akagi carrier Despite Japan s tactical success they failed to sink any American carriers or to destroy the ship repair facilities and fuel storage at Pearl Harbor a costly error Pearl Harbor and Hawai i rose out of the ashes to become the instruments of Japan s

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    to be fingerprinted Except for taxes General Orders issued by the Military governor regulated every facet of civilian life from traffic control to garbage collection Violations were punished summarily by provost courts or military tribunals there was no right of appeal Martial law remained in effect for nearly three years long after the immediate danger had passed Hawai i s Civilians At War Hawai i s people rallied quickly to support the war effort in all ways supplying manpower and materials and giving food clothing and financial aid exceeding their quota in all war bond drives Home front Hawai i showed its loyalty and patriotism Hawai i s Women At War The Women s Army Corps WAC was created in July 1943 with the same benefits rights and restrictions as male soldiers The first WACs arrived in Hawai i in March 1944 and were stationed at Hickam Air Field to work administration and motor transport jobs Hawai i s women were not allowed to enlist until October 1944 Other Hawai i women were mobilized to fill demands for labor in traditionally male jobs such as local defense plants salvage operations at Pearl Harbor and many other roles More Civilian Activity

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