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Service area and docks at Waipi‘o Amphibious Base; May 1945


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

Typical of the rushed construction of the war period, the Waipi‘o Amphibious Naval Base was constructed at very high speed. In less than one year, this site went from having no structures at all, to this functioning facility. The base was used to dock and load landing craft like the ones shown here on the left, which were utilized when American troops were sent ashore in different Pacific locations to fight the Japanese for control of the many islands they had occupied.

Call Number: 1975.113, folder 15
Artifact Number: CP_121958
Location: Bishop Museum Archives