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Kaneohe Marine Base
Oahu, Hawaii

There are two Marine Corps facility on the eastern windward side of the island of Oahu in Hawaii: Marine Corps Base Hawaii and Marine Corp Air Facility Hawaii. Both of facilities are located on Kaneohe Bay about 12 miles northeast of Honolulu.

Facts About the Kanoehe Marine Base
-Located about 12 miles northeast of Honolulu
-Sits on the end of the Makapu Peninsula in Kaneohe
-Nearest cities are Kaneohe and Kailua

History of Establishing the Kaneohe Marine Base
-1918: President Wilson Established army reserve near Ulupau Crater
-1939: Navy started using Mokapu Peninsula as a seaplane base
-When? Eventually Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay was established
-1941: Kaneohe Air Station was first base attacked by Japanese
-They lost 18 sailors, 1 civilian, and 24 of 36 aircraft
-There is a commemorative plaque on Reed Road
-John Finn received Medal of Honor for Heroic Action in the Pacific
-After WWII Mokapu Pensinsula was put on caretaker status
-1951: Marines decided to take over the base
-1952: Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay was established
-First commanding officer was Colonel Frank G. Daily

Marine Corps Base Hawaii

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See also:
- Other Military Bases on Oahu
- Military Monuments and Memorials on Oahu
- Military History Sites on Oahu
- Military Bases on Other Islands

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