Kahului Shelling, Dec. 15, 1941

© 2014, Alvin F. Kanda

At about 5:40 PM HST on Dec. 15, 1941, IJN (Imperial Japanese Navy) submarine I-75 began to fire her 120mm deck gun at the ship docked in the harbor which was most likely Inter-Island Steamship Company's S.S. Waialeale anchored at Pier 2. All of the shots missed as shown in the Target Area Map and chart.

Zoom-in on I-75 crew

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© 2014, Alvin F. Kanda

Target Area Map


  1. The Maui News, Dec. 17, 1941, Pg. 1, Col. 4
  2. The Maui News, Nov. 18, 1959, Pg. 1, Col. 8
  3. Burlingame, "Advance Force Pearl Harbor", Naval Institute Press, Pg.363
  4. USGS 7.5-minute digital elevation maps of Wailuku, Maalaea and Lahaina


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