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Amphibious training maneuvers, Maui


Image from Bishop Museum Archives, Honolulu, Hawaii. Images are not to be re-used without permission.

Just after the Dec. 7th attack, barbed wire was hurriedly strung along many miles of Hawaiian coastlines and around important buildings. Beachside residents found themselves cut off from access to the ocean. In some locations, access was even more restricted by military maneuvers like what is shown in this photo taken in Kīhei, Maui. Landing craft line the beach as men practice coming ashore, in preparation for fighting to retake Pacific islands held by the Japanese. Meanwhile, two women watch from a home’s front yard.

Collection: General Photograph Collection
Call Number: Military. War. WWII. Amphibious Training.
Artifact Number: SP 96137
Location: Bishop Museum Archives