Friday, November 17, 2017

2016 Ewa Battlefield Commemoration - 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

2016 Ewa Battlefield Commemoration - 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

This was the 9th annual Ewa Field commemoration which goes back to 2008

Ewa Battlefield Commemoration director-historian John Bond, ewabond@gmail.com

https://www.nps.gov/places/ewa-plain-battlefield.htm

We're on the way to Ewa Field


Ewa Field, a rural airfield defended by US Marines on Dec. 7, 1941


Japanese 7.7 mm strafing marks are still found on the concrete ramp


Marines died in combat in 1941 defending the current annual commemoration site



Historic planes from the aviation community fly over in respect




T-6 in Navy SNJ markings  https://pearlharborwarbirds.com/


 



Ewa Battlefield was placed on the National Historic Register in May, 2016


Hawaiian blessing by Ewa kumu Michael Kumukauoha Lee





Every year residents and visitors turn out to experience history in Ewa-Kapolei






In 1969 Ewa Field played a large movie location role in "Tora, Tora, Tora"



The commemoration parking lot is the site of the Ewa Field hangar building



 Police security was provided in 2016 because of big tours and many attending VIP's


Ewa Field veteran John Hughes was later an SBD combat pilot and Korean War pilot

 

Major John Hughes, USMC (Ret.) is an annual Guest of Honor




Ewa Villages December 7 veteran Simon Nasario recently passed in 2017








NPS WW-II Pearl Harbor historian Daniel Martinez provides historic insights









Col. Jason Seal, USMC (Ret.) leader of the Kapolei HS MC JROTC program


Classic cars remind attendees that Ewa Field's naval aviation history goes back to 1925









The Hickam AFB Honor Guard provide Ewa Commemoration annual rifle salute
 





Kapolei High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp flag detail 




 




 

Veterans, Kapolei MC JROTC and First Lady Dawn Ige (from Ewa Villages)





Another great annual Ewa Battlefield Commemoration ends in photos and reflections







 Thanks to those who every year turn out to keep the commemoration area cleaned up

US Marine Corps Pilots Sacrificed: Ewa Field Was America's Front Lines In Early Pacific War


75th Anniversary Ewa Battlefield Nomination And Photo Archive Available


One'ula Beach: The Ewa Location Of Historic December 7, 1941 Air Photos By Lee Embree From Army Boeing B-17


75th Anniversary of December 7, 1941 - Ewa Battlefield still has many undocumented historic sites


Famous 369th Regiment Provided WW-II Anti-Aircraft Defense For MCAS Ewa

 

Hawaii’s Top Secret Japanese Prisoner of War Camp – Camp Iroquois, Ewa Beach

 

Tour of December 7, 1941 Ewa Field, US Navy SBD And Japanese Aichi Val Crash Sites