Kahe Point Military Reservation

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Kahe Point Military Reservation (1942-1948) - A U.S. Army Military Reservation established in 1942 during World War II on Oahu Island in Honolulu County, Hawaii. Abandoned in 1948.

Kahe Point Military Reservation History

A World War II military reservation established on some 955 acres first as a defensive strong point and later as the site of Battery Arizona. The land was acquired and then occupied by the Army as of 26 Oct 1942. The construction of Battery Arizona begun in 1942 and was halted on 1 Aug 1945 before the battery was completed. The site was place in caretaker status until the end of the war. The battery was then abandoned until it was scrapped in 1948.

Also located on the reservation was Battery 155 - Kale Point a battery of four 155mm GPF guns on Panama Mounts.

The 787 acres of leased land were returned to the owners after the war but the U.S. Army made application to condem 168 acres for use as a coastal defense site presumably to preserve the abandoned Battery Arizona site.

Current Status

Underground structures largely intact the site is the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill site in Honolulu County, Hawaii. Access is restricted. No guns or carriages on the site.


Location: Waimanalo Gulch Landfill, Oahu Island, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Map point is the access road to the service tunnels of Battery Arizona.

Maps & Images

Lat: 21.3514407 Long: -158.124716

See Also:

Sources:

  • Lewis, E.R. and Kichner, D.P., The Oahu Turrets, Warship International, 1992, Issue 3, pp. 273-301
  • Bennett, John D., Battery Arizona and the Kahe Point Military Reservation, Coast Defense Journal, Vol. 19, Issue 1, February 2005, page 61-80

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