President Truman arrives in Honolulu on his way to the Orient.
Army, Air Force and Navy units merge to form the Military Air Transport Service.
Drastic 22% reduction in air force strength in Hawai`i announced. Approximately 900 airmen will leave the Islands.
Mrs. Therese Wilder, a prominent kama`aina widow, found murdered.
A heavily loaded Superfortress crashes and explodes in flames on Hickam Field parking ramp, killing 16 of the 20 crewmen.
Hawai`i has seven Olympic medalists, in weightlifting and swimming. The U.S. men's swim team - made up primarily of Hawai`i swimmers - wins every event, including 11 out of a possible 16 medals.