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Check Six – 1935: Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii

June 23, 2022

From the Images of Old Hawaii website

Site selection narrowed to about 2,200-acres of land bordered by Pearl Harbor channel on the west, Pearl Harbor Naval Reservation on the north, John Rodgers airport on the east and Fort Kamehameha on the south.

The land was acquired from Bishop, Damon and Queen Emma Estates and on May 31, 1935 Hickam Air Field was dedicated (it was named in honor of Lt. Col. Horace Meek Hickam, a distinguished aviation pioneer who was killed in an

aircraft accident on November 5, 1934, at Fort Crockett in Galveston, Texas).

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