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A photo of Lt Werner Bauer - December 8, 1941. This photo was taken the day after the attack at Pearl Harbor. Lt. Werner Bauer (USNR) was aboard the battleship USS West Virginia when she was hit. Another officer flooded the compartments opposite the torpedo hits, allowing the West Virginia to settle to the bottom upright. Werner lead a team into the black below the waterline to flood her ammunition bunkers. He survived with mere cuts and bruises. Somewhere he found a naval officer's hat to get this picture taken of him while still in his hospital gown. He was eager to let his family back in Missouri know he was safe. Ironically, his cousin, Rudolph Bauer, was a bomber pilot with the Luftwaffe. One brother immigrated, the other did not.
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A photo of Moses Koki. He was USPS Post Master of Waimea. 1st marriage to Kaniu Purdy and had one daughter Laulani Nellie Koki.. 2nd Marriage to Miriam Kawai. Born Dec 1869- Death 1 Mar 1941
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Moses Koki
December 1869 - March 1941
A photo of Dolores Eugenio Gabriel's wedding. Dolores was born 3/25/1904 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She immigrate to Honolulu, Hi in 1924. She was married in 1926 to Ignacio Bundola Gabriel. We still have her beautiful Philippino-style wedding dress. It is light blue with red embroidery.
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Dolores Eugenio Gabriel
Born: Mar 25, 1904
A photo of Marge Davis, Emily Coleman and Fern Poe walking down the streets in Honolulu
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Marge J Davis
Aug 12, 1920 - July 1989
A photo of John Poe at a Luau in Waikiki Hawaii.
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John Carl Poe
Born: 1943
A photo of Russ Poe at a Luau in Waikiki, Hawaii.
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Russ Poe
Born: Jan 22, 1942
A photo of the Poe family arriving in Honolulu in 1959. Our family - the Poes - are in the photo starting with the young boy in the middle, his parents behind and his two brothers to the right.
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Myron "Miny" Logan Poe
Jun 9, 1918 - Feb 12, 2009
Long Beach, CA
A photo of Fern Poe at Luau in Waikiki. In 1959, our family took a 13 hour prop plane for a week in Oahu. This was our wonderful luau there.
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Fern (Jordan) Heuman Poe
around May 6, 1920 - around Feb 9, 2014
A photo of Tiffany L. Campbell
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Tiffany L. Campbell
Born: Aug 8, 1972
My mom took this photo when she was stationed with the Army Nurse Corps in Schofield Barracks Hawaii.
A photo of CPL Tom ONTKO, ready to do battle, showing off his field uniform in Oahu, Hawaii, in 1943. "Ready for the Jap"
People in this photo:
Thomas Andrew Ontko
Died: Sep 11, 2019
A photo of Tom Ontko, donating blood on Hawaii in WW II at a Red Cross station on Oahu at Helemano #2, near the small town of Ewa. Tom served in the 198th Field Artillery Battalion, 24 Corps. Besides Hawaii, he also served in New Guinea, Leyte & Luzon in the Philippines, and Okinawa, Japan, separating from the Army in 1946. Returning to Cleveland, Ohio, he married his sweetheart, Irene Strauch, the two of them moving to Detroit, Michigan when he secured employment with the U.S. Post Office. Tom was a Life Member of the VFW post in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, a member and contributor to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana where he had a memorial brick laid on a walkway. He was also a member of the 198th/138th Field Artillery Association, attending several reunions after his retirement. Tom also traveled to the National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Livonia, Michigan.
People in this photo:
Thomas Andrew Ontko
Died: Sep 11, 2019
A photo of Corporal Tom Ontko, Hawaii, 1943 "Horse Patrol" Duties on Oahu, Hawaii included defense, patrol, and training with the 198th Field Artillery Battalion where Tom served as a radioman in a commo unit, transmitting- receiving and relaying messages, both voice and KW (telegraph key). The commo unit was quartered at a barracks affectionately called 'The Dog House' (separate photos appear on Ancient Faces showing that building). After duties in Hawaii, the unit was sent to combat duty in Luzon & Leyte in the Philippines, New Guinea, and finally in Okinawa, Japan. Tom separated as an E-5 and returned to Cleveland, Ohio where he married his sweetheart, Irene Strauch.
People in this photo:
Thomas Andrew Ontko
Died: Sep 11, 2019
A photo of Tom "Tommy" Ontko, U.S. Army in Hawaii during WWII, 1943, in the door of the "Dog House", the barracks where the commo team lived. This picture taken especially for his girlfriend, Irene Strauch, then at home in Detroit, Michigan. He was assigned to the 198th Field Artillery Battalion, 24 Corps and besides Hawaii, he also served in New Guniea, Leyte & Lauzon in the Philippines, and Okinawa, Japan, finally separating from the Army as an E-5 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana
People in this photo:
Thomas Andrew Ontko
Died: Sep 11, 2019
A photo of Jim (older) and Martin Farrell, Hawaii 1969 - 1970? In the backyard. Martin has his karate outfit on.
A photo of Lei Herring (1908 - 1982) and Charles Herring Sr. with their family
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Lei Herring
Jun 12, 1908 - July 1982
Waipahu, Hawaii
A photo of, and article about, Lillian Kapahua and John Leite and family
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Lillian Kapahua
Nov 11, 1906 - Feb 12, 1949
A photo of Lillian Kapahua
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Lillian Kapahua
Nov 11, 1906 - Feb 12, 1949
A photo of Wendell Leite
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Wendell Leite
Born: 1928
A photo of John Patrick Leite Sr.
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John Patrick Leite Sr.
Sep 9, 1922 - Aug 1, 1945
A photo of Thelma Anita Leite
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Thelma Anita Leite
Dec 11, 1916 - Mar 14, 1936
Peter and Maxine Kekalia approximately 1977. I knew Peter and Maxine from church in Honolulu, Hawaii and went to see them in Sacramento. I don't remember why they were there. I named my youngest son Stephen "Peter" after Peter Kekalia. A really good man.
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Peter Kekalia
Aug 20, 1942 - Dec 18, 2005
Kaunakakai, HI
A photo of the grave of Ingrid Clairmont
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Ingrid Clairmont
May 20, 1928 - October 1971
Kailua, Hawaii
Two unknown people in Hawaii titled "Honey Girl"
SSgt. Raymond Sylvester Emmett Underwood, Jr., was in charge of Close Quarter and Hand-to-Hand Combat training for the 25th Infantry Division, from 1962-1964. Dad is at DoJo he operated on weekends, in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1962
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A photo of Kahi Kaonohi, musician, bass guitar, lead vocalist. No date or location offered by the submitter.
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A photo of Emilio L. Bonsato of Honolulu, Hawaii in 1979.
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A photo of Melino Kaufusi at Kuoloa Ranch in Hawaii in 2007.
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A photo of Mary K. Keaunui in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Landgraf, Eckart and Campbell families in Hawaii in 1906. Named in photo: August Hugo Landgaf & Maximilian Eckart
People in this photo:
August Hugo Landgaf
Born: Dec 1,861, 22
James Kalauao Kanekoa: Kalauao (family back home in Maui, knows him by this name), was born Aug. 13, 1927 in Nahiku Maui. His mother's name was Victoria, his Father's name was William. He was married 3 times (1st). Abby (had 2 boys, Gary Mahoe Kanekoa & Larry Kalauao Kanekoa). (2nd). Yvonne (had 1 daughter, Cecilia Ku'uipo Kanekoa). (3rd). Donna (no children). He has 3 siblings & 2 hanai. *Siblings* Frank Kanekoa (died 2004), Cecilia Kanekoa (died), Mano May Kanekoa (died) & *Hanai* Barbara Jane Kanekoa & Ku'uipo Kanekoa. He has 1 Grand-Child, Tobyas Ka'ipo Kanekoa.
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James Kalauao Kanekoa
Aug 13, 1927 - Feb 9, 1996
Jesse Austin Latas in Hawaii in 2003 on a trip sponsored by the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
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Jesse Austin Latas
Apr 8, 1985 - Jul 29, 2007
Cristobal Barroso (aka Chris Barroza) was born 1916 in Hawaii and died 1977 in Hayward, California. Son of Cristobal Barroso sr. and Rosalia (Diaz) Barroso.
People in this photo:
Chris Barroso
Born: Apr 30, 1916
A picture from my Dad's photo album. He served in the Army Air Corp and was at Hickam Field in Honolulu when the Japanese attacked. I have no idea who these people are but it was probably taken in Honolulu just before the start of the war.
A family picture of David Akui of Waianae, Oahu, Hawaii, date unknown.
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David Akui
1925 - Jan 4, 2006
Waianae, HI
A photo of Leonore Greenberg taken in 1998, on vacation in Hawaii.
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Leonore Marie (Greenberg) Farkash
Mar 4, 1927 - May 22, 2011
Tucson, AZ
The gravesite of Roger C. Marcotte at the Punch Bowl Cemetery in Honolulu Hawaii.
People in this photo:
Roger Charles Marcotte
Aug 1, 1921 - Dec 26, 1973
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