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12-01-2006, 02:52 AM
Are there remainings of Japanese planes in the Pearl Harbor? I mean in the water, when thy felt down to the water.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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12-01-2006, 03:28 AM
Originally posted by zhenelzuar:
Are there remainings of Japanese planes in the Pearl Harbor? I mean in the water, when thy felt down to the water.

I remember seeing wartime photographs showing wrecks of some of these planes being removed from water or any place on the ground where they fell. So if the Navy took care of tidying up the whole place during the war, I doubt there's anything left there today.

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12-01-2006, 03:56 AM
most debris from the harbor itself was removed at some point.

There are still some relics to include a B-24 Liberator offshore.

in fact less then ten years ago we found parts of a Hellcat which crashed in the Ko'olau mountains back in '44 I believe... the remains of the pilot were recovered sometime this year by JPAC


This pic is from the AA Battery of the IJN's I-401 (one of those aircraft carrier subs) which is sunk off the Southern coast of Oahu... We've a lot of stuff in the ocean around here...

Here's what's left of a poor corsair

a lot of the battlements and affected structures from the war haven't been changed for historical reasons. The PACAF HQ bulding at Hickam AFB as well as some buildings on Kaneohe MCBH and Schofield Barracks are still riddled with bullet holes from the attack. and some of the aircraft hangars on Ford Island still have the same shattered windows they did on Dec. 7th.

12-03-2006, 09:30 AM
Fascinating information in the last paragraph, UncleReiben.