Barbers Point NAS, Hawaii (Images of Aviation Series)

Barbers Point NAS, Hawaii (Images of Aviation Series)

by Brad Sekigawa, Brad Hayes


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, June 26


Rising from the ashes of the Pearl Harbor attack, Barbers Point Naval Air Station would become a major staging point for US Navy aircraft for the war in the Pacific, culminating with the surrender of the Empire of Japan. With the end of World War II in the Pacific and throughout the Cold War, Barbers Point would be home base for the US Navy's fleet of maritime patrol aircraft that hunted the growing threat of Soviet submarines prowling the vast Pacific. From 1942 until its closing in 1999, Barbers Point was the US Navy's only naval air station in the Pacific.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467133296
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 07/27/2015
Series: Images of Aviation Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,227,762
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Brad Sekigawa is a professional model maker and business owner for more than 25 years; his work can be viewed at several museums in Hawai'i. He also serves as historian at the Naval Air Museum Barbers Point. Brad Hayes is the executive director for Naval Air Museum Barbers Point. Coming from an old Hawaiian family, he also served in the US Marine Corps in the mid-1990s. Drawing from archival photographs and from private collections from veterans who served proudly at Barbers Point, the authors have put together a small history of a famous landmark in Hawai'i.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 6

1 Birth of an Air Station 11

2 The War Years 25

3 The Changing Tide 39

4 Willy Victor 53

5 Neptune Rising 69

6 Home Front 81

7 The Fabulous 1960s 97

8 Orion the Hunter 111

9 The Super 1970s and 1980s 117

10 The 1990s and BRAC 123

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews