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Ford Island Naval Air Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during the build-up before the Leyte Gulf landings with over 1,000 aircraft visible on the islands with more arriving on transport carriers, Sep 5, 1944.

Caption   Ford Island Naval Air Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during the build-up before the Leyte Gulf landings with over 1,000 aircraft visible on the islands with more arriving on transport carriers, Sep 5, 1944. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseNational Archives via Paul Freeman of Abandoned and Little Known Airfields
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Photos on Same Day 5 Sep 1944
Photos at Same Place Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 11 Nov 2012

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
22 Jul 2016 07:44:28 PM

Note the carrier USS Ranger in lower right approaching Ford Island’s Berth F-10 after four days at sea conducting night carrier qualification landings. Ranger logs pinpoint this photo as 5 Sep 1944 at almost precisely 10:00 AM local time.

Note also the overturned USS Utah in Berth F-11 just ahead of Ranger’s berth. The Utah capsized due to damage received in the Dec 7th attack on Pearl Harbor. She remained there throughout the war and she remains there still.

Berths F-13, F-12, and F-9 are occupied by escort carriers that probably had been used to transport aircraft, bringing many of the planes seen in this photo.

The battleship in Berth F-3 on the other side of Ford Island is the USS South Dakota on her way from repairs at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington to the Philippines and the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

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WW2-Era Place Name Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii
Lat/Long 21.3639, -157.9603
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