The Ongoing Battle of Ewa Plain, Hawaii: Resurrection of a Lost Battlefield
The Battle of Ewa Plain began in the morning of December 7, 1941 and was part of the larger surprise attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy on United States military forces stationed at Pearl Harbor. Home to the former Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), Ewa, and several plantation villages, this area was subjected to waves of strafing by Japanese aircraft. Working closely with local preservationists, a National Register nomination was prepared for the battlefield including a somewhat novel KOCOA analysis of aerial combat. Local community involvement was critical to the success of the project along with the completion of extensive archival research, informant interviews, a pedestrian reconnaissance, and a geophysical survey. As a result of this study, Ewa Plain Battlefield was determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places at the national level of significance under Criteria A and D.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Digging With The National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program - New Battlefield Research To Start The Next 100 Years •
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2016
Cite this Record
The Ongoing Battle of Ewa Plain, Hawaii: Resurrection of a Lost Battlefield. Lori Frye, Edward Salo, Benjamin Resnick. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434407)
min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;