Accession Number : ADA568698


Title :   Army Engineers at Pearl Harbor


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ALEXANDRIA VA OFFICE OF HISTORY


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a568698.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : When the opening scene of U.S. involvement in World War II occurred on 7 December 1941, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) was there. At 0755, two waves of Japanese warplanes from a naval task force about 250 miles north of Hawaii appeared over Oahu. Some headed for American warships at Pearl Harbor and the planes on the ground at nearby Hickam Field; others hit Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Field, and Bellows Field. USACE in Hawaii consisted of Soldier-engineers in the Army s Hawaiian Department and the Honolulu Engineer District, then part of the South Pacific Division.


Descriptors :   *ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , *HAWAII , *SECOND WORLD WAR , ARMY , MILITARY ENGINEERS , MILITARY HISTORY


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE