3 Feb 1941

Hawaii
  • The US Marine Corps established an airfield near the Ewa villages at Kapolei, Honolulu County, US Territory of Hawaii with the aircraft of Marine Aircraft Group 2 originally based at Naval Air Station Ford Island, also on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. ww2dbase [Ewa Marine Corps Air Station | Kapolei, Oahu | CPC]
27 May 1941

Hawaii
  • Jack Kleiss earned the nickname "Dusty" after making an unauthorized landing at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa on the island of Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, stirring up a giant cloud of red dust. ww2dbase [Ewa Marine Corps Air Station | Jack Kleiss | Kapolei, Oahu | CPC]
7 Dec 1941

Photo(s) dated 7 Dec 1941
Japanese A6M2 Zero fighter flying above a shot-down US fighter, near Ewa Marine Corps Air Station, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941; photo taken by a B-17 bomber crewDestroyed US Marine Corps SBD Dauntless dive bomber at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941View of Ewa Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941
25 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 25 Apr 1942
F2A-3 Buffalo fighter possibly of USMC squadron VMF-212 being serviced in a camouflaged revetment, Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, US Territory of Hawaii, 25 Apr 1942
1 May 1942

Photo(s) dated 1 May 1942
A F2A-3 Buffalo aircraft being refueled at Ewa Marine Corps Air Station, US Territory of Hawaii, 1 May 1942
27 Aug 1942

Hawaii
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 took delivery of 12 F4F-3 Wildcat fighters while at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa in the US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Ewa Marine Corps Air Station | Kapolei, Oahu | CPC]
4 Oct 1942

Hawaii
  • The Headquarters Squadron, Marine Aircraft Wing, Pacific of the United States Marine Corps arrived at Ewa Marine Corps Air Station near Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Ewa Marine Corps Air Station | Kapolei, Oahu | CPC]
18 Jun 1952

Hawaii
  • US Marine Corps Air Station Ewa in US Territory of Hawaii was decommissioned; the grounds were absorbed into US Naval Air Station Barbers Point. ww2dbase [Ewa Marine Corps Air Station | Kapolei, Oahu | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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