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Aug 12, 1941 - Hawaii 1941    No Comments

The Fun Begins in Earnest

lau_yee_chai August 12, Honolulu, ditto
Went out to Wheeler FieldWheeler Army Airfield was a primary target and site of the first attack on 7 December 1941, leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Japanese attacked the airfield to prevent the numerous planes there from getting airborne and engaging them. Most of the planes were destroyed, but 12 pilots assigned to the 15th Pursuit Group at Wheeler (predecessor of the 15th Air Base Wing) succeeded in getting their P-36 Hawk and P-40 Warhawk aircraft off the ground, engaged the enemy in furious dogfights, and scored some of the first American victories of World War II. and bought all our kitchen stuff. Got driver’s licenses. Date with Don. Had grand dinner at Lau Yee Chai’s with Whitakers. Then party at Alexander Young.

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Aug 13, 1941 - Hawaii 1941    No Comments

Sightseeing

August 13
Francis took Esther and me on a long drive around the island. Saw the blow hole, the Mormon Temple (beautiful), had lunch at Cooper’s Ranch Inn. Met Coon Dog at Haleiwa officer’s club and went swimming and looked at fish. Speared an octopus. Date with Coon Dog for dinner and dancing at the Pavilion Club. Then went down to Alexander Young roof garden.

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