Accession Number:

ADA568698

Title:

Army Engineers at Pearl Harbor

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ALEXANDRIA VA OFFICE OF HISTORY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

When the opening scene of U.S. involvement in World War II occurred on 7 December 1941, the United States Army Corps of Engineers USACE was there. At 0755, two waves of Japanese warplanes from a naval task force about 250 miles north of Hawaii appeared over Oahu. Some headed for American warships at Pearl Harbor and the planes on the ground at nearby Hickam Field others hit Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Field, and Bellows Field. USACE in Hawaii consisted of Soldier-engineers in the Army s Hawaiian Department and the Honolulu Engineer District, then part of the South Pacific Division.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE