Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Aloha to Hickam Heritage Trail (part 3)


The Big Barracks is home to the original flag that flew over the traffic circle.   

Today the traffic circle is a memorial to the airmen who have served for the past 70 years.

The full size Douglas RB-26C was the only combat aircraft to serve in WWII, the Korean Conflict, and Vietnam War.  

The wing headquarters overlooks the traffic circle. 

Notice its Arc Deco facade ... 

 ... plus the time capsule to celebrate the Bicentennial. 

Adjacent to the traffic circle is the historic hospital that served on the day of infamy.  From eye witness accounts on Hawaii Aviation (at this link),

“We ducked under the operating tables as the bombs fell, dropping our scalpels. There was no time to change hypodermic needles. This was a case of giving relief from pain as fast as possible.”

1Lt. Robert T. Garrett, MD AAF Medical Corps

Thank you for joining us on the Hickam Heritage Trail.   One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  This giveaway is open to all readers.  Comments are open through Saturday, March 23, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, March 24.


Kim in Hawaii

Hickam Harbor offers a view of Diamond Head


  1. Amazing pictures. Thanks for the trail.

  2. What great history. I am always amazed at the history and the pretty pics from your blog! :)

  3. Sooo cool. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Thank you to you and your son for a job well done. Best wishes to him in his Eagle Scouting.

  5. I've enjoyed the Hickam Heritage Trail photos. Thank you!

  6. Thanks for letting us see so many great landmarks that we wouldn't have seen otherwise.

  7. Thanks for letting us see such important history.

  8. I would love to visit this place and see the aircrafts. They look beautifully restored, and I would have an up close look at them.

  9. Thanks for taking us on the Hickam Heritage Trail. This 'trip' was my favorite way of learning history.

  10. It's been fun "seeing" the Hickham Heritage Trail.

  11. Very nice, love to travel

  12. Kim -

    I loved the pictures of the Hickam Heritage Trail. Thanks for reminding us all to remember those who fought and gave their lives so we could have the freedom that so many take for granted today!

  13. Thanks for pictures of Hickam AFB and trail.