Jenny with bullet holes.
Jenny and I took some pictures around Hickam AFB in Honolulu
, HI back in February 1999 to share a little of the historical perspective and significance of the base. We lived on Hickam AFB for 44 months and loved the sunset views, but the history can be easily overlooked. There are quite a few historical buildings on the installation, to include the famous concrete water tower that the Japanese thought was a temple to our "gods" so they put the tower "off limits to attack." The building that now is the home for the Pacific Air Forces Headquarters with its many wings, was originally constructed as a barracks for the Army Air Corps airmen. even today, there is evidence of Japanses Zeros who emptied their guns into the building, with peices of concrete broken off or pock-marked, and several holes visible in the metal in the stairwells. Apparently, the building was used by the Japanese as a place to "dump" their ammunition during the Pearl Harbor surprise attack on 7 December 1941.