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PostIcon Posted on: Oct. 18 2004,7:32  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Aloha All,
Hawaiian Express sponsors, with its webmaster, Dave Fahrenwald, the Hawaiian Aviation History web site. Recently I approached him about the possibility to expand the coverage of his site. He responded that while he has little time, he is quite interested in any proposals to make additions, deletions, corrections, and comments.

From an overview of Oahu, here are areas where I can see needs on his URL. Do you see more? I think that there were more airfields on the other islands, too...but I have not addressed anything but 7 Dec location webpages:

Airfields on Oahu

PanAm Clipper facility with seaplane landing area and its importance on that day of infamy.

Haliewa... get a better total of aircraft at field on 7 Dec... rework aerial participants from Haliewa...

Kahuku...detail the actions at Kahuku on 7 Dec.

Kaneohe...expand the aircraft and crews airborne...and lost aircraft.

Bellows...good coverage of general history, expand to cite killed in action and more on action of the day...note that of the three KIAs, one was not in the air!

Ewa Mooring Mast Field...include the newer, post 7 Dec names Ewa MCAS, Barber's Point NAS. Include KIAs by name...and aerial action over the field.

NAS Ford Island...ouch
Hickam Field...ouch
Wheeler Field...ouch
John Rogers Field...ouch

Additons, deletions, corrections, and comments any one?
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I can see why he named Ewa the way he did; the page is not specifically about Pearl Harbor, it's just that the attack figured so prominantly in the history of most of those fields! Speaking of which, his assesment that there's no hope for reactivating Ewa is incorrect; it was looked into this year in fact! There are plans to base a carrier at Pearl again and the aircraft will need a base to operate from when the carrier's in port. I don't know that it's particularly likely, but Ewa was talked about quite a bit.

I might suggest a blurb about the civilians shot down that day to him as well. It's not tied to any one airfield but it is part of Hawaii's aviation history.

Also, if you send this thread to him, I notice that a lot of his images are broken; he's referenced them wrong. In the code I see some end in ".jpeg" which doesn't work, but when I change them to ".jpg" the pictures show.

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Let's see what this does...

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