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Ford Island’s airfield — first in the state — turns 100

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Today marks the centennial of Hawaii’s first airfield, which is on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor. Brian Garner on Tuesday read a plaque along the Ford Island Historical Trail where there was once a large grassy area that was the original airfield.

One hundred years ago today, Army biplanes took off from Ford Island — the first airfield in Hawaii — setting an aviation milestone that helped shrink Hawaii’s isolation from the world. Read more

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