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Pineapple Army 1908-1920 Hawaiian Department

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Nice work! Great selection of images from an interesting time period!


Currently looking for WWI items, specifically photos of the 116th infantry regiment, and any material related to the USS Olympia.

Always on the lookout for any rations, miscellaneous personal items, pack filler, care package stuffers, knit Red Cross material, and oddball equipment to supplement the Doughboy display.
Have some extras? I help friends fill out their living history kit, and could always use more loaner gear!

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Thanks Dirk,


These have been from files I had on hand, much more yet to scan over time.


The photos on this thread are a particular slice of time between the withdrawl of troops committed to the Philippine Insurection and America's entry into the Great War. It was during this period that Hawaii was garrisoned and the construction of Fort Shafter, Schofield Barracks and coastal fortifications was accelerated. Schofield Barracks was envisioned as a cantonment for seven full regiments and supporting units - the future Hawaiian Division, but in this interim period the Hawaiian Department on Oahu was a posting for veteran US Cavalry and infantry units who would never serve with the Division formed in 1921.

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One major difference between the Department and Division era units is (or the lack of) motorization. The Hawaiian Division was primarily motorized whereas the Department units were not.


An exception is Ambulance Company No. 9, Schofield Barracks, H.T.

Ambulance Co No 9 01.jpg

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These are really wonderful, congrats and thank you for posting these.

Always looking for uniquely marked helmets, WWI and WWII American Field Service items, WWII and earlier USMC items and named or numbered medals and medal groups.



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