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Hickam Field

Honolulu, Hawaii
County of Honolulu.
Hickam Air Force Base
National Register Number: 85002725
Resource type: District.
Congressional District: HI-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Airfield.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - September 16, 1985):
Established in 1935, this was Hawaii's largest and most important army airfield when World War II broke out, and in 1941 the only field in Hawaii large enough for B-17 bomber landings. In the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese bombing here and a other Oahu fields destroyed planes and gave Japanese forces the air superiority to proceed to attack Pearl Harbor warships.


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