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I was just thinking about this today, was there any Tanks present at Schofield Barracks or at any other Army post on Oahu or in the other Islands on Pearl Harbor Day? I know this might only be a say a platoon or so of Light Tanks, but were there any? I never seem to hear about this if there were.

 

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Tanks on Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, around December 1941. I'm trying to get info on the unit but Google is not being my friend tonight.

 

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Tanks on Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, around December 1941. I'm trying to get info on the unit but Google is not being my friend tonight.

 

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Thanks Jim, I would say they must have only been a Seperate Company level unit, I havn't seen any info that Tanks were a part of the Infantry Regiment in those days.

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Tanks on Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, around December 1941. I'm trying to get info on the unit but Google is not being my friend tonight.

 

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Hmm.. Jim, I need to check, but my bet is this photo is a few months later, into early 1942. I may be wrong.

Other forum members such as Wailuna, Kiaiokalewa or Kekoaiki may have more information about this.

Here is a photo of General Walter Short reviewing the Hawaiian Division at Schofield Barracks September 1941.

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...I was just thinking about this today, was there any Tanks present at Schofield Barracks or at any other Army post on Oahu or in the other Islands on Pearl Harbor Day?

11th Tank Co (L) was assigned to the "square" Hawaiian Division from July 15, 1922, until it was relieved of assignment on October 1, 1941. The company remained intact until it was disbanded April 23, 1942; don't know where the tanks went after that but probably not very far from Hawaii. BTW, 11th Tank Co.'s postwar lineage eventually passed to 11th Airborne Reconnaissance Company, 11th Airborne Division in 1950.

 

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11th Tank Company static display at Schofield Barracks, T.H., ca. mid-1930s.

(Note Hawaiian Division insignia on tank's turret.)

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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Thank guy, another save. I would guess this unit would have been used if the Japanese staged a landing following the air attack. you know like I don't think these guys were lolling around in the days after the attack, since they were relived from the Hawaiian Division they may have on and after December 7th been put at the disposel of the Hawwaiian Department for whatever deplyment or area to guard as would be needed.

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11th Tank Co. (L) M2A3 tanks in line at Schofield Barracks ca. late 1930s...Hawaiian Division on turrets and Tank Infantry insignia on hulls:

 

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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Found this, The list will be one for after the Hawaiian Divsion was disbanded as both the new 24th Division and the 25th Division are listed. It seems that the 11th Tank as Wailuna mentioned was still around after it's was relieved from the Hawaiian Division, it is listed along with an array of Support units, these support units I can only imagine were organic to the Hawaiian Department, kind of like Army or Corps Troops are.

 

This site as you will see is a real good one, it list all Armed Forces units there in Hawaii at that time.

 

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/andrew.etheri...y_of_hawaii.htm

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Tanks on Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, around December 1941. I'm trying to get info on the unit but Google is not being my friend tonight.

 

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OK, I finally found it!

Jim, I agree with you about Google, It has not been my friend either all week! I know this picture but wasn't sure where. Drove me nuts trying to track it down!

I finally found it. It is an official US Army Signal Corps photo. Caption says:

"Army tanks move down Beretania Street through the business district of Honolulu to attack opposing forces in Army maneuvers"

The date stamp on it is August 30, 1942.

I must say the street is wrong as Beretania Street runs parallel with the mountain range and obviously this street heads up to the mountain range. It must be Nuuanu or one of the other ocean to mountain streets. I've been thinking of doing a before and after photo thread for Hawaii much like General Apathy does for Normandy. It would be a short thread (limited to events on December 7th) but interesting.

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...It must be Nuuanu or one of the other ocean to mountain streets...

How about looking northeast on Smith St. at the intersection of Smith and Hotel St.s? That two story masonry building on the left looks a lot like the Tan Sing Building before it was restored and in 1942 there would have been that same clear view of the Pali on the horizon from where the photographer was standing to take this picture.

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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  • 11 months later...
  • 3 weeks later...

Another 11th Tank Co. M2A2 sighting.

 


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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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And an M1 Armored Car:

 

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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The November 28, 1941 Honolulu Advertiser had a photo of a vegetable garden at Schofield Barracks belonging to the 11th Tank Company. And per the December 30, 1941 Honolulu Advertiser, there were "armored forces at Schofield Barracks" at this date. So, the tanks might have been at Schofield on December 7th.

 

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