Activities of United States soldiers at Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii during World War II. The soldiers stand near barricades. Mountains in the foreground. Tents on the ground. The soldiers in a jeep. A dredging operation around Kaneohe Bay.
Activities of United States Navy pilots at Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii during World War 2. U.S. Navy pilot climbs into cockpit of an F4F airplane with engine running. Right behind him is a tall stand with a seat and a sign below reading:"Carrier Pilots Check In & Out HERE!" A group of fighter pilots, including LCDR James S. "Jimmy" Thach of VF-3, discuss flight plans. F4Fs parked on the flight line. Flight leader (Thach) begins to taxi out and is followed by 6 more. They line up abreast, and then commence an echelon formation takeoff.
Activities of the United States Navy at Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii during World War II. A group of United States Navy F4F Wildcat fighter planes take off from an airbase. The airplanes fly in formation. Mountains in the background. A train passes on a railway track in the background. The airplanes taxi on the airbase.
During World War 2, while stationed at NAS Kaneohe, Hawaii, U.S. Navy F4Fs of Fighting Squadron Three (VF-3) are seen making a series of attack passes for a camera mounted in an airplane in flight. They demonstrate attack maneuvers singly and in pairs.
Standing in front of an F4F with its engine running and the plane captain in its cockpit, Lieutenant Commander John S. Thach, Commander of Navy Fighting Squadron Three (VF-3) discusses a planned flight with Lieutenant Edward "Butch" O'Hare, as they look over a map. (This sequence is repeated again for the camera.) LCDR Thach boards his aircraft, as plane captain steps out of cockpit and stows his map. Thach's plane has 3 Japanese victory flags painted below the cockpit. The Squadron's Felix-the-Cat logo is seen on the fuselage.The plane captain helps Thach get strapped in and settled in the cockpit. Thach gives a thumbs up indicating he is ready. Lt. O'Hare climbs aboard his F4F, which displays 5 Japanese victory flags. (O'Hare is the U.S. Navy's first air ace of World War 2.) His plane captain stows his map and O'Hare straps himself in and runs his cockpit checks. He gives a thumbs up indicating he is ready.
U.S. soldiers in Honolulu, Hawaii during World War II. A soldier holding a rifle stands at guard duty near a sea. Pali windward side of Oahu facing Kailua and Kaneohe Bay.