Wreckage of a Zero fighter after Pearl Harbor attack, Fort Kamehameha, Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941

Caption     Wreckage of a Zero fighter after Pearl Harbor attack, Fort Kamehameha, Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   80-G-13040
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Photos on Same Day 7 Dec 1941
Photos at Same Place Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 Feb 2009 03:10:12 PM

the crashed zero, was flown by Petty Officer 1st. Class Takeshi Hirano, from the carrier Akagi. tail number A1-154. Hirano crashed into Ft. Kamehameha's ordnance machine shop.Hirano died in the crash. 4 American servicemen on the ground, also died,as a result of the crash during the Pearl Harbor Attack Dec.7, 1941. Hiran's zero was shipped to Wright Field, Ohio for study.
2. Bill says:
6 Jan 2012 06:25:39 PM

Petty Officer 1st.Class Takeski Hirano was
one of the nine Zero pilots, that failed to return to their carriers, the lost fighters were due to anti-aircraft fire over Pearl Harbor.
Hirano was assigned to the Carrier Akagi and was part of a nine fighter escort for Aichi D3A1 Type 99 "Val" dive-bombers,and was lost to anti-aircraft fire from the destroyer
USS Helm, pilot KIA in the crash and was later buried at Scofield Barracks Cemetery on 12/9/41.
The wreckage of his A6M2, Model 21 Zero s/n 5289 Tail number AI-154, was salvaged for technical evaluation.
The Zero was later shipped to Wright Field
Ohio, USA. Fate of the wreckage is unknown.


After the Pearl Harbor raid both the US Army and Navy wrote seperate reports and didn't
coordinate technical information about the
Japanese aircraft shotdown during the raid
Reports were forwarded to each technical and intelligence section.

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