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Top Secret Red Hill facility...

Discussion in 'Pearl Harbor' started by brndirt1, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. brndirt1

    brndirt1 Saddle Tramp

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    Here is a wonderful "now it can be told" story from November of 1948. The Red Hill facility was so top secret that it was never mentioned by anyone in the US military throughout the war. It was begun in late 1940, a year before Pearl was attacked because the Navy understood that the oil tanks above ground were TOO vulnerable. It was completed by 1943 and its twenty tanks could contain 4 million barrels (not gallons), and most of the oil sent to the Pearl Harbor facility went to the Red Hill tanks directly from the mainland tankers.

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    Popular Mechanics - Google Books

    I remember reading somewhere else that the land was "donated" to the government by the Roebling (sp?) family of Brooklyn Bridge and steel wire cable fame.
     
  2. lwd

    lwd Ace

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    There are a couple of other documents on it wandering around the web. Fasinating project.
     

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