Fort Shafter

Type   Fortification
Historical Name of Location   Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

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8 Apr 1944 The US XXIV Corps was established at Fort Shafter, Territory of Hawaii, under the command of Major General John R. Hodge. The Corps would participate in the Leyte landings in the Philippine Islands (October 1944) and later in the invasion of Okinawa, Japan.


Aerial view of Fort Shafter, Oahu, Hawaii, 1938.

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WW2-Era Place Name Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Lat/Long 21.3500, -157.8903
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Aerial view of Fort Shafter, Oahu, Hawaii, 1938.

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