Friday, September 26, 2014

Pearl Harbor Guns Used to Defend Oahu After the Attack

From the Defenses of Pearl Harbor and Oahu 1907-1950.

On July 1945, the guns at Battery Pennsylvania were proof-fired, the last fixed-gun emplacement completed on Oahu.  The work on Battery Arizona was suspended.

In 1948, all armament except the largest permanent batteries were removed from Oahu.

After Pearl Harbor, the Army was desperately looking for ways to augment its coast defense on Oahu.  The Navy offered excess turret mounts to them.

Guns from the USS Arizona's wreck were used as were eight dual 8-inch guns scheduled for removal from the aircraft carriers Lexington and Saratoga in February 1942.


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