Pacific Air Forces HQ on Hickam AFB in Hawaii with 7 DEC 41 Bullet Holes

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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.
emperial78 says:
I remember those bullet holes. I worked in the basement of the HQ building.
Posted on: May 08, 2008
jennjeff1 says:
The only flightline pics I take these days is at airshows and MIA remains returning ceremonies. ~Jeff
Posted on: Mar 04, 2008
AtlantaScottyV says:
In our post 9/11 world, I've always been afraid to take my camera over along the flightline each trip to PHIK to take any pics for fear the MPs would come running. But it always draws me to take a look at the history each time. GREAT pics from inside.
Posted on: Mar 04, 2008
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Jenny with bullet holes.
Jenny with bullet holes.
Jeff with bullet holes.
Jeff with bullet holes.
Jeff with bullet holes.
Jeff with bullet holes.
Jenny with bullet holes on stairs.
Jenny with bullet holes on stairs.
Jenny with bullet holes on stairs.
Jenny with bullet holes on stairs.
Jeff with bullet holes on stairs.
Jeff with bullet holes on stairs.
New PACAF HQ main entrance.
New PACAF HQ main entrance.
Old HQ, flagpole and air park.
Old HQ, flagpole and air park.
Old HQ, flagpole and air park.
Old HQ, flagpole and air park.
View of mountains on Oahu from PAC…
View of mountains on Oahu from PA…
Courtyard of Heroes at PACAF HQ bu…
Courtyard of Heroes at PACAF HQ b…
Courtyard of Heroes at PACAF HQ bu…
Courtyard of Heroes at PACAF HQ b…
Courtyard of Heroes at PACAF HQ bu…
Courtyard of Heroes at PACAF HQ b…
Courtyard of Heroes at PACAF HQ bu…
Courtyard of Heroes at PACAF HQ b…
Hickam AFB beach.
Hickam AFB beach.
Hickam AFB beach.
Hickam AFB beach.
View from Hickam Officers Club of…
View from Hickam Officer's Club o…
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