The attacks on Oahu on December 7, 1941, precipitated the entry of the United States into World War II. The Ewa Plain Battlefield appears to have been attacked just before the attack on Pearl Harbor itself. Imperial Japanese Navy submarines continued to threaten the area until December 31. Ewa Field served as the forward Marine Corps airfield in the Hawaiian Islands during World War II and became known to Marine aviators as their “Crossroads of the Pacific.”
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