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PostIcon Posted on: Apr. 20 2001,9:01  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I've found places that will sell me maps of modern Hawaii, but how about 1941 T. H.?  A few of these places "just ain't there no mo', I'm guessin'."

I'd like to be able to look at the Honolulu Star, see where a "bomb fell" and look it up on the map.  More importantly, how much have the military facilities changed?

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Larry,

The Library of Congress, National Archives, and NOAA all have "Historical Map" sections from which you can order (for a small fee) copies of maps and charts in use in 1941. I've had the best luck with NOAA, although the guy at the Library of Congress is fast and easy to work with as well.

NOAA is online, although I have not checked the Library of Congress online or NARA about ordering information. I just call them.

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Thanks, Ken, I'll 'splore the NARA site.

While I was exploring the National Geographic's Pearl Harbor page I found a link for "WWII Maps".  Seems they have a CD-ROM of maps for sale.  I thought it over slowly and carefully and 30 seconds later had my order in.  I will post a review when I have eyeballed the contents.

Online sources are still needed, I expect the Nat. Geo. would get grumpy if I posted copyrighted material.  

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The Nat. Geo. disk is very interesting, but not what I was looking for.  It does have great collection of maps, with some serious "zoom in" capability.  Highly recommended for educators and serious enthusiasts.

Of note to folks on this board is the 1991 two sided map of WWII.  The world is projected spherically and shows the route of the Kido Butai in a very interesting manner.  You get a real feel for the route taken.

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