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The tropical conditions made it necessary to gather and bury the dead as swiftly as possible. It was not a popular duty as burial details had to identify the dead, taking fingerprints if other means of identification were not possible. Some 325 navy dead were buried in the Honolulu Oahu Cemetery, another 200 or so at Red Hill and the army dead were buried at Schofield Barracks post cemetery. Those killed at Kaneohe Naval Air Station were given temporary burial in the sand dunes.

See also: Kanoehe Naval Air Station; Schofield Barracks

You can find out more about burials in the following Osprey books:

CAMPAIGN 62 Pearl Harbor 1941; MEN-AT-ARMS 342 US Army in WWII (1) The Pacific; MEN-AT-ARMS 70 US Army 1941-45