Skip to comments.Remember Pearl Harbor - Save Historic Ford Island Runway
Posted on 10/15/2012 9:43:24 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
Ford Island is the only Aviation Battlefield in America. It was ground zero on December 7, 1941 when Imperial Japanese Navy forces attacked without warning, an act that brought America into World War II. The Ford Island Runway and the iconic red & white Control Tower, as seen in the movie Pearl Harbor, survived that date which lives in infamy, and were designated as National Historic Landmarks in 1964. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Ford Island one of 11 "Most Endangered Historic Places" in 2001. The US Navy now plans to cover the 300 foot x 4,000 foot runway with 60,000 black photovoltaic panels and surround this historic space with a 7 foot high fence.
Established in 1919 as the Army's Luke Field, this was one of the first military air fields, this is where Amelia Earhart made her first attempt at flying around the world in 1937, and this is where Americans died on December 7th. This is hallowed ground. Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor has asked the Navy to move the project further west and off Ford Island in order to preserve this scarred and sacred space.
Help preserve this American Battlefield with your vote to stop this atrocity. Tell the Navy to put the panels on ground that isnt stained by the blood of Americans.
I got a reply from the senior editor at WWII right away thanking me and saying they were already addressing it in their next issue.
Nothing back yet from Smithsonian Air & Space, but the Smithsonian itself is full of libtards. Remember that Enola Gay display?
I encourage any history buffs to check out the WWII website. They get some really interesting stuff!
Wouldn’t Bellows and Kanoeha qualify as aviation battlefields, afterall, they were attacked too.
But I bypassed the rest of the bull that the Credo pages sent me to - including asking my Senators to join the Progressives and their Bills. Those commie Democrats can go suck eggs!
SCREW those sissy photovoltaic arrays! DRILL! BABY! DRILL!!!!!
Sounds like a way to send part of the defense budget to China.
Welcome to the wonderful world of photovoltaic energy! Did somebody say it was all free?
When I was at Kaneohe Bay in 79-81 and again in 99, they still had the bullet holes in the buildings and sidewalks from the Jap cannons
I’m not against the idea of a photovoltaic array, but I think it should be relocated so that is visible from King Barry’s new $35 million oceanfront palace.
You can still see them at the hangars that house the Pacific Aviation Museum. You could also see the strafing damage on some of the quads at Schofield Barracks when I was stationed there in 1976.
This one is in a window of Hangar 79 on Ford Island:
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