16 Sep 1854

United States
14 Dec 1896

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17 Mar 1906

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30 Apr 1908

Photo(s) dated 30 Apr 1908
United States Navy coaling station, Tiburon, California, 30 Apr 1908. Note that the Navy caption refers to the area as California City, a briefly used name for the neighborhood.
3 Aug 1910

United States
18 Jan 1911

United States
  • Eugene Ely, completing a series of tests, landed a Curtiss pusher aboard the cruiser USS Pennsylvania at anchor in San Francisco, California, United States. Less than one hour later he took off and returned to Selfridge Field, San Francisco. ww2dbase [San Francisco, California | AC]
18 Oct 1911

United States
15 Jun 1913

United States
  • The US 1st Aero Squadron, leaving three officers and twenty-six enlisted men and two aircraft in Texas, United States, moved to San Diego, California, United States, where it was joined by most of the US Army's other aircraft. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | AC]
16 Oct 1913

Photo(s) dated 16 Oct 1913
US Navy collier USS Jupiter at Mare Island, California, United States, 16 Oct 1913. In 1922 Jupiter was modified to become the United States’ first aircraft carrier and was renamed USS Langley
20 May 1916

United States
  • Henry Arnold was made a supply officer at the US Army Signal Corps Aviation School at Rockwell Field in San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Henry Arnold | San Diego, California | CPC]
4 Jul 1916

United States
13 Apr 1918

United States
8 May 1918

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort was activated by the United States Navy with the rating of Electrician 3rd Class at San Pedro, California, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | San Pedro, California | CPC]
14 Jun 1918

United States
10 Dec 1918

United States
10 Jan 1919

United States
  • Henry Arnold was made the District Supervisor of Western District of the Air Service of the US Army. From his office at Rockwell Field, San Diego, California, United States, he was responsible for the demobilization of 8,000 airmen and surplus aircraft. ww2dbase [Henry Arnold | San Diego, California | CPC]
14 Jan 1919

United States
15 Jan 1919

United States
30 Jan 1919

United States
27 Feb 1919

United States
17 Apr 1919

United States
3 Jun 1919

United States
9 Jun 1919

United States
  • USS S-38 departed waters near San Pedro, California, United States for the Territory of Alaska. ww2dbase [S-38 | San Pedro, California | CPC]
17 Jun 1919

United States
2 Jul 1919

United States
5 Jul 1919

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort, deactivated from the United States Navy, returned to home near Los Angeles, California, United States and would soon begin working as a plumber. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
1 Aug 1919

United States
9 Aug 1919

United States
29 Aug 1919

United States
19 Sep 1919

United States
  • While living at home near Los Angeles, California, United States, Joseph Rochefort received a letter from the United States Navy Bureau of Navigation asking him to return to service aboard tanker Cuyama based out of San Diego, California. Rochefort would readily agree to return to naval service. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
7 Oct 1919

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort reported for duty aboard tanker Cuyama as her assistant engineering officer; the ship was based out of San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | San Diego, California | CPC]
20 Nov 1919

Photo(s) dated 20 Nov 1919
Launch of USS California at Mare Island Navy Yard, 20 Nov 1919
10 May 1920

United States
17 May 1920

United States
  • Joseph Stilwell completed a Chinese curriculum at the University of California in Berkeley, California, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Berkeley, California | CPC]
5 Aug 1920

United States
21 Feb 1921

United States
29 Mar 1921

United States
16 May 1921

United States
19 May 1921

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort was assigned to minesweeper Cardinal based at San Pedro, California, United States as the ship's chief engineer. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | San Pedro, California | CPC]
30 Jun 1921

United States
21 Aug 1921

United States
29 Mar 1923

Photo(s) dated 29 Mar 1923
S-36 at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding CorporationUSS S-38 fitting out at the Union Iron Works of Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation in San Francisco, California, United States, 29 Mar 1923
10 Apr 1923

United States
17 Jul 1923

United States
1 Aug 1923

United States
  • Devol Brett, the oldest son of George Brett, was born at the Letterman Army Hospital at the Presidio, San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [George Brett | San Francisco, California | CPC]
27 Sep 1923

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort's son Joseph Rochefort, Jr. was born in California, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | California | CPC]
27 Dec 1923

Photo(s) dated 27 Dec 1923
USS S-41 fitting out at the Bethlehem Union Plant, San Francisco, California, United States, 27 Dec 1923
23 Jun 1924

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort requested transfer to Mare Island Naval Shipyard at Vallejo, California, United States, noting that its proximity to the University of California would allow him to take Japanese language courses; the request would be denied. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | California | CPC]
17 Sep 1924

United States
28 Sep 1924

United States
  • Shortly after 0000 hour, while Joseph Rochefort was acting as the officer of the deck, tanker Cuyama and the several destroyers attached to her began drifting into the San Francisco Bay in California, United States, causing minor damage to various ships but causing no casualties. Rochefort would escape blame in the resulting inquiry, receiving only a minor reprimand on his file. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | San Francisco, California | CPC]
9 Dec 1924

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort was assigned to battleship USS Arizona based at San Pedro, California, United States as the ship's assistant engineering officer. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | San Pedro, California | CPC]
19 Sep 1925

United States
  • While serving aboard USS Arizona in California, United States, Joseph Rochefort received orders to report to the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington DC, United States for a new assignment. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | California | CPC]
29 Dec 1927

United States
  • Lieutenant J. J. Clark piloted a catapult plane launched off the USS Pennsylvania in Long Beach Harbor, California, United States in a demonstration flight with humorist and fellow Oklahoma Cherokee Will Rogers as passenger. ww2dbase [J. J. Clark | Long Beach, California | DS]
28 Jul 1928

Photo(s) dated 28 Jul 1928
US 19th Submarine Division submarines USS S-46, USS S-42, USS S-47, USS S-43, USS S-44, and US SS-45 at San Diego, California, United States, 28 Jul 1928
7 May 1929

United States
14 May 1929

United States
6 Sep 1929

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort, his wife, and his son boarded the passenger ship President Adams at San Francisco, California, United States, bound for Kobe, Japan. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | San Francisco, California | CPC]
8 Apr 1930

Photo(s) dated 8 Apr 1930
Chicago being prepared for launching, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 8 Apr 1930
15 Nov 1930

United States
  • Clarence Tinker was named the commanding officer of the newly formed 20th Pursuit Group based at Mather Airfield, Sacramento, California, United States. ww2dbase [Clarence Tinker | Sacramento, California | CPC]
1 Dec 1930

United States
5 Jan 1931

United States
14 Feb 1931

United States
11 Apr 1931

Photo(s) dated 11 Apr 1931
Chicago at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, Apr 1931
15 Apr 1931

United States
29 Jul 1931

United States
27 Nov 1931

United States
6 Jul 1932

United States
8 Jul 1932

United States
9 Jul 1932

United States
  • Tatsuta Maru arrived at San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States and disembarked athletes participating in the 1932 Olympics. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
18 Oct 1932

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort arrived at San Francisco, California, United States via the passenger ship President Coolidge. Instead of reporting to Washington DC, United States as ordered, he would request the US Navy to allow him to see his family in the Los Angeles, California area first. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | San Francisco, California | CPC]
9 Nov 1932

United States
6 Jun 1933

United States
3 Jan 1934

United States
9 May 1934

United States
26 Sep 1934

United States
10 Jan 1935

Photo(s) dated 10 Jan 1935
USS Marblehead underway in San Diego harbor, California, United States, 10 Jan 1935
11 Jan 1935

United States
  • Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii to Oakland, California, United States. ww2dbase [Oakland, California | CPC]
9 Mar 1935

United States
  • Henry Arnold was named the wing commander of the First Wing of the US Army Air Corps, based at March Field, Moreno Valley, California, United States. ww2dbase [Henry Arnold | Moreno Valley, California | CPC]
15 Apr 1935

United States
5 Jun 1935

United States
1 Jul 1935

Photo(s) dated 1 Jul 1935
Destroyers Smith and Preston under construction at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 1 Jul 1935
9 Jul 1935

United States
9 Aug 1935

United States
  • The Headquarters of the Fleet Marine Force of the US Marine Corps was transferred from Quantico, Virginia, United States to San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
14 Nov 1935

United States
  • The Fleet Marine Force units of the US Marine Corps stationed at San Diego, California, United States participated in a two-day exercise with the US Navy fleet on the west coast of the United States. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
10 Jan 1936

Photo(s) dated 10 Jan 1936
Brigadier General Henry Arnold with base commander LtCol Clarence L Tinker in front of a Martin B-12 bomber, Hamilton Field, Novato (listed at the time as San Rafael), California, United States, 10 Jan 1936.
16 Apr 1936

Photo(s) dated 16 Apr 1936
Submarine Pompano and destroyer Henley under construction at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 16 Apr 1936
14 May 1936

United States
1 Jul 1936

United States
  • The US 2nd Marine Brigade was formed at San Diego, California, United States for deployment to China. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | AC]
3 Sep 1936

United States
21 Sep 1936

Photo(s) dated 21 Sep 1936
Smith and Preston at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 21 Sep 1936
12 Nov 1936

United States
  • Tatsuta Maru became the first merchant ship to pass under the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland In California, United States. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | San Francisco, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Nov 1936
Tennessee-class battleship entering San Francisco Bay under the nearly completed Golden Gate Bridge on her way to attend the opening of the Oakland Bay Bridge, California, United States, 12 Nov 1936All three of the United States’ aircraft carriers entering San Francisco Bay in column, USS Lexington (Lexington-class) is followed by USS Ranger which is followed by USS Saratoga, 12 Nov 1936.
14 Nov 1936

United States
  • The US 2nd Marine Brigade began a three-day training exercise with US Navy warships at San Clemente Island, California, United States. ww2dbase [San Clemente Island, California | CPC]
16 Nov 1936

United States
  • The US 2nd Marine Brigade completed a three-day training exercise with US Navy warships at San Clemente Island, California, United States. ww2dbase [San Clemente Island, California | CPC]
12 Jan 1937

Photo(s) dated 12 Jan 1937
Henley ready for launching, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 12 Jan 1937; note Preston partially visible through the crane rails, at right
27 Jan 1937

United States
  • The US Navy and US Marine Corps began Fleet Landing Exercise No. 3 in the San Clemente and San Pedro in and near Los Angeles, California, United States. A small US Army contingent also participated in the exercise. ww2dbase [Los Angeles, California | CPC]
2 Mar 1937

Photo(s) dated 2 Mar 1937
USS Ranger entering drydock at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, California, United States, 2 Mar 1937. This was the first occasion that a US aircraft carrier entered drydock with aircraft still aboard.
10 Mar 1937

United States
  • The US Navy and US Marine Corps' Fleet Landing Exercise No. 3 in the San Clemente and San Pedro areas, California, United States was completed. ww2dbase [San Clemente Island, California | CPC]
20 May 1937

United States
27 May 1937

United States
  • The Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco, California, United States was formally opened. Over 200,000 people crossed on foot on the first day but motor traffic was not permitted until the following day. ww2dbase [San Francisco, California | AC]
7 Jul 1937

United States
28 Aug 1937

United States
  • The US 2nd Marine Brigade headquarters and the US 6th Marine Regiment departed San Diego, California, United States for Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
2 Sep 1937

United States
1 Oct 1937

Photo(s) dated 1 Oct 1937
Henley at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 1 Oct 1937, photo 1 of 2Henley at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 1 Oct 1937, photo 2 of 2
5 Oct 1937

Photo(s) dated 5 Oct 1937
Henley in San Pablo Bay, near the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 5 Oct 1937, photo 3 of 3Henley in San Pablo Bay, near the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 5 Oct 1937, photo 1 of 3Henley in San Pablo Bay, near the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 5 Oct 1937, photo 2 of 3
28 Oct 1937

United States
18 Dec 1937

United States
  • USS Permit arrived at San Diego, California, United States and joined Submarine Squadron 6 of the US Navy. ww2dbase [Permit | San Diego, California | CPC]
19 Dec 1937

United States
25 Dec 1937

United States
14 Mar 1938

Photo(s) dated 14 Mar 1938
USS Ranger at North Island, San Diego, California, United States, 14 Mar 1938. Note the bends in the stacks that allow them to swing outboard for flight operations.
20 Apr 1938

United States
  • The US 2nd Marine Brigade of the Fleet Marine Force arrived at San Diego, California, United States from Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
7 Jul 1938

United States
25 Aug 1938

United States
4 Jan 1939

United States
12 Jan 1939

United States
1 Apr 1939

Photo(s) dated 1 Apr 1939
Submarine USS Swordfish shortly after launching at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Apr 1939United States submarine Swordfish on the ways at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on the day of her launching, 1 Apr 1939
12 May 1939

United States
  • Destroyer USS Cummings returned to San Diego, California, United States after completion of Fleet Problen XX in the Panama Canal Zone and Caribbean. ww2dbase [Cummings | San Diego, California | DS]
2 Jun 1939

United States
27 Jun 1939

United States
30 Jun 1939

United States
  • The 2nd Marine Brigade was activated at San Diego, California, United States, supported by the 2nd Marine Aircraft Group. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
16 Jul 1939

United States
  • USS Nashville arrived in San Diego, California, United States as the ship was transitioning from the Atlantic to the Pacific. ww2dbase [Nashville | San Diego, California | DS]
16 Aug 1939

United States
9 Sep 1939

United States
20 Sep 1939

United States
22 Sep 1939

United States
  • Chief of Naval Operations Harold Stark ordered US Navy Scouting Force (under Adolphus Andrews) to move from California, United States to Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Harold Stark | California | CPC]
30 Sep 1939

United States
29 Dec 1939

United States
  • The prototype Consolidated XB-24 heavy bomber made its maiden flight from Lindbergh Field, San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [B-24 Liberator | San Diego, California | AC]
18 Jan 1940

United States
  • Tatsuta Maru departed San Francisco, California, United States; 512 civilian seamen from the scuttled German liner Columbus were supposed to be aboard, but they canceled their journeys at the last moment in fear of possible British interception of the liner which might lead to their imprisonment. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | San Francisco, California | CPC]
11 Feb 1940

United States
29 Feb 1940

United States
  • In a ceremony held in Berkeley, California (because of the war) physicist Ernest Lawrence received the 1939 Nobel Prize in Physics from Swedish Consul General in San Francisco. ww2dbase [Berkeley, California | CPC]
21 Mar 1940

United States
23 Mar 1940

Photo(s) dated 23 Mar 1940
Officers and crew of USS Louisville, San Pedro, California, United States, 23 Mar 1940
1 Apr 1940

United States
  • USS Skipjack departed San Diego, California, United States for the Hawaiian Islands area for training exercises. ww2dbase [Skipjack | San Diego, California | CPC]
9 May 1940

United States
  • The first Vultee Model 48 Vanguard prototype aircraft collided with a Sirius aircraft at Vultee Field in Downey, California, United States. ww2dbase [P-66 Vanguard | Downey, California | CPC]
15 May 1940

United States
  • The fast food chain McDonalds opened its first restaurant at San Bernardino, California, United States. ww2dbase [San Bernardino, California | AC]
25 May 1940

United States
  • A unit of the newly formed US Marine Corps Defense Battalions began the Minor Landing and Base Defense Exercise at San Clemente Island, California, United States. ww2dbase [San Clemente Island, California | CPC]
1 Jun 1940

United States
  • A unit of the newly formed US Marine Corps Defense Battalions completed the Minor Landing and Base Defense Exercise at San Clemente Island, California, United States. ww2dbase [San Francisco, California | CPC]
24 Jun 1940

United States
  • Rear Admiral Charles A. Blakely relieved Rear Admiral Joseph R. Defrees as the Commandant of the Eleventh Naval District and the Commandant of the Naval Operating Base in San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
1 Jul 1940

United States
  • The Headquarters Marine Aircraft Wing, Fleet Marine Force was established at the Marine Corps Base, San Diego, California, United States under Brigadier General Ross E. Rowell. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
  • Joseph Stilwell was made the commanding officer of the 7th Division at Fort Ord, Seaside, California, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Seaside, California | CPC]
13 Jul 1940

United States
  • Tatsuta Maru arrived at San Francisco, California, United States; among the passengers disembarked were 40 Jewish refugees from Russia, Austria, Germany, Norway, and Britain. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | San Francisco, California | CPC]
7 Aug 1940

United States
31 Aug 1940

United States
  • The Hollywood actors Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh married on a ranch in California, United States with only four wedding guests. The glamorous couple, who both divorced previous partners after a scandalous four year affair, had amassed six Oscar awards, five Emmy awards and three BAFTA awards between them. They would stay together for 20 years. ww2dbase [California | AC]
6 Sep 1940

United States
30 Sep 1940

United States
13 Nov 1940

United States
14 Dec 1940

United States
  • At University of California, Berkeley in the United States, the team led by Glenn Seaborg synthesized neptunium-238 by bombarding uranium-238 with deuterons, creating neptunium-238. Neptunium-238 would then decay to become plutonium-238. This would not be published until 1948. ww2dbase [Berkeley, California | CPC]
16 Dec 1940

United States
  • US Marine Corps Reserve aviation units were disbanded, and their men were assigned to active duty in the regular US Marine Corps. On the same day, US Marine Corps established the 7th Defense Battalion at San Diego, California, United States. The infantry-artillery battalion was to be assigned to Tutuila, American Samoa. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
20 Dec 1940

United States
  • The Maritime Commission formally issued contracts to Henry Kaiser and Joseph Todd to build a new shipyard on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in the tidal flats of Richmond, California. The contract also called for Kaiser and Todd to build 30 merchant ships according to a British design. ww2dbase [Kaiser Richmond Shipyards | Henry Kaiser | Richmond, California | DS]
24 Dec 1940

United States
  • The US 1st Marine Aircraft Wing completed its transfer to the west coast of the United States. On the same day, the 2nd Marine Brigade was activated under the command of Colonel Henry L. Larsen at Camp Elliott, California, United States. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
15 Feb 1941

United States
  • An advance echelon of the US Marine Corps 1st Defense Battalion departed San Diego, California, United States aboard USS Enterprise for Johnston Island and Palmyra Atoll via Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Enterprise | San Diego, California | CPC]
23 Feb 1941

United States
9 Mar 1941

United States
  • A Japanese intelligence network was established in San Diego, California, United States to observe the transportation of war materials. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
20 Mar 1941

United States
  • Tatsuta Maru arrived at San Francisco, California, United States; among the disembarked passengers was Colonel Hideo Iwakuru, who was dispatched by Prime Minister Hideki Tojo to Washington DC to help the Japanese Embassy in reconciling relations with the United States. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | San Francisco, California | CPC]
21 Mar 1941

United States
13 Apr 1941

United States
14 Apr 1941

United States
  • The first keel was laid at the new Kaiser Richmond Shipyard in Richmond, California, United States. The ship would later serve with the British Merchant Navy as the SS Ocean Vanguard and was sunk by torpedo off Trinidad in 1942. ww2dbase [Kaiser Richmond Shipyards | Richmond, California | DS]
24 May 1941

United States
9 Jun 1941

United States
  • US President Franklin Roosevelt sent troops into the North American Aviation Company's plant near Los Angeles, California, United States to break a strike by workers. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | California | AC]
28 Jun 1941

United States Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1941
Keel laying ceremony of submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 28 Jun 1941, photo 1 of 2Keel laying ceremony of submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 28 Jun 1941, photo 2 of 2
30 Jun 1941

Photo(s) dated 30 Jun 1941
View of Ways 3 and 4 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Jun 1941; note hull section for future USS Wahoo at left of photo
9 Jul 1941

Photo(s) dated 9 Jul 1941
Astoria
10 Jul 1941

United States
  • The US Marine Corps established the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at San Diego, California, United States under Colonel Francis P . Mulcahy. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
11 Jul 1941

United States Photo(s) dated 11 Jul 1941
Astoria off Mare Island Navy Yard, 11 Jul 1941, photo 1 of 2Astoria off Mare Island Navy Yard, 11 Jul 1941, photo 2 of 2
16 Jul 1941

United States
25 Jul 1941

United States
4 Aug 1941

United States
  • Tatsuta Maru departed San Francisco, California, United States with US$2,500,000 worth of raw silk and 85,589 gallons of oil, both which was only allowed after Captain Toichi Takahata fought hard for due to the recently passed executive order to freeze Japanese assets in the United States. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | San Francisco, California | CPC]
12 Sep 1941

United States
  • Chuck Yeager enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces as an aircraft mechanic at Victorville Army Air Field, California, United States at the rank of private. ww2dbase [Charles Yeager | Victorville, California | CPC]
15 Sep 1941

United States
  • The keel of Proteus was laid down by the Moore Dry Dock Company in Oakland, California, United States. ww2dbase [Proteus | Oakland, California | CPC]
17 Sep 1941

United States
  • The first keel was laid at the new Kaiser Richmond Shipyard No. 2 in Richmond, California, United States. The ship would later serve with the British Merchant Navy as the SS James Otis and was wrecked off Devon, England, United Kingdom in Feb 1945. ww2dbase [Kaiser Richmond Shipyards | Richmond, California | DS]
25 Sep 1941

United States
22 Oct 1941

Photo(s) dated 22 Oct 1941
Launching of Trigger, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 22 Oct 1941; note submarine Sunfish and submarine tender Sperry in background
30 Oct 1941

United States
  • Tatsuta Maru arrived at San Francisco, California, United States and disembarked non-Japanese passengers who departed due to the rapidly deteriorating US-Japan relations, including El Savadorian Consul General Leon Siguenza and Commander P. D. Perkins of the American Foreign Office in Japan. She then embarked Japanese nationals who wished to leave the US for similar reasons, and departed San Francisco. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | San Francisco, California | CPC]
1 Nov 1941

United States
  • US Marine Corps established the 2nd Joint Training Force at Camp Elliot, California, United States under Major General Clayton B. Vogel. It was composed of the US Marine Corps 2nd Marine Division and the US Army 3rd Infantry Division. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
4 Nov 1941

Photo(s) dated 4 Nov 1941
Porter off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 4 Nov 1941
10 Nov 1941

United States Photo(s) dated 10 Nov 1941
W. N. Simons and Robert F. Cooke, honorary keel layers of submarine Tunny, posing with the sign at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 10 Nov 1941
8 Dec 1941

United States Photo(s) dated 8 Dec 1941
On the night following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the deserted Main Street of the Japanese fishing community at Fish Harbor, Terminal Island, Los Angeles, California, United States, 8 Dec 1941.
10 Dec 1941

United States
14 Dec 1941

United States
  • The 2nd Marine Brigade was created by the US 2nd Marine Division at Camp Elliott, California, United States for the task of defending American Samoa. ww2dbase [California | AC]
21 Dec 1941

United States
  • The US Marine Corps 1st Marine Aircraft Wing arrived at San Diego, California, United States; the unit had previously been based in Quantico, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
23 Dec 1941

United States
  • Japanese submarine I-21 sank American tanker Montebello about four miles south of the Piedras Blancas Light Station at Point Piedras Blancas, California, United States. Survivors were machine-gunned by I-21, but none of the survivors were hurt by the fire. Elsewhere, southwest of Cape Mendocino, California, Japanese submarine I-17 shelled American tanker Larry Doheny. ww2dbase [Point Piedras Blancas, California | CPC]
24 Dec 1941

United States
  • US Marine Corps formed the 2nd Marine Brigade under Colonel Henry Larsen at Camp Elliott, California, United States for the defense of American Samoa. It was consisted of the 3rd Marine Regiment, the 2nd Battalion, the 10th Marine Regiment, and the 2nd Defense Battalion. ww2dbase [Miramar, California | CPC]
29 Dec 1941

United States
30 Dec 1941

United States
2 Jan 1942

United States
  • The United States Marine Corps Supply Center at Barstow, California, United States was organized as Marine Barracks, Marine Corps Depot of Supplies. ww2dbase [Barstow, California | CPC]
  • The keel of Stephen Hopkins was laid down by the Kaiser Richmond Shipyards in Yard No. 2, Way #3 in Richmond, California, United States. ww2dbase [Kaiser Richmond Shipyards | Stephen Hopkins | Richmond, California | CPC]
3 Jan 1942

Photo(s) dated 3 Jan 1942
Laffey fitting out at the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard, San Francisco, California, United States, 3 Jan 1942; note San Francisco
5 Jan 1942

Photo(s) dated 5 Jan 1942
USS Ballard at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 5 Jan 1942; note submarines under construction, probably Wahoo and Whale
6 Jan 1942

United States
15 Jan 1942

United States
22 Jan 1942

United States
23 Jan 1942

United States
26 Jan 1942

United States
28 Jan 1942

Photo(s) dated 28 Jan 1942
The seventh ship constructed by CalShip, Liberty-ship Robert Morris, is christened by Mrs. Margaret McCone, wife of CalShip president John A McCone (left), 28 Jan 1942, Los Angeles, California, United States.
31 Jan 1942

United States
  • USAT Ancon departed San Franciso, California, United States with US military personnel for Brisbane, Australia. ww2dbase [Ancon | San Francisco, California | CPC]
9 Feb 1942

Photo(s) dated 9 Feb 1942
Concord off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 9 Feb 1942
14 Feb 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 14 Feb 1942
Launching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 2 of 4; note submarine Whale nearbyLaunching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 1 of 4; note submarine Whale nearbyLaunching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 4 of 4; note submarine Whale nearbyLaunching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 3 of 4; note submarine Whale nearby
See all photos dated 14 Feb 1942
17 Feb 1942

Photo(s) dated 17 Feb 1942
Port quarter of the destroyer Monaghan off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, Feb 17, 1942.
18 Feb 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 18 Feb 1942
Plan view of DetroitDestroyer USS Shaw shortly after her arrival at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 18 Feb 1942. Note her temporary bow fitted at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Photo 2 of 2.Destroyer USS Shaw shortly after her arrival at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 18 Feb 1942. Note her temporary bow fitted at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Photo 1 of 2.
21 Feb 1942

United States
23 Feb 1942

United States
  • The American mainland was attacked for the first time in WW2 as Japanese submarine I-17 opened fire on an oil refinery at Ellwood near Santa Barbara, California. ww2dbase [Ellwood, California | TH]
25 Feb 1942

United States
  • Battle of Los Angeles: an unidentified flying object over the American city of Los Angeles at 0225 hours caused a black-out order and the order to fire anti-aircraft weapons; stray anti-aircraft fire killed 3 civilians. ww2dbase [Los Angeles, California | CPC]
  • USS Hammann departed San Francisco, California, United States as a part of Task Force 17. ww2dbase [Hammann | San Francisco, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Feb 1942
Plan view, forward, of destroyer Helm, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 25 Feb 1942Plan view, aft, of destroyer Helm, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 25 Feb 1942Henley at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 25 Feb 1942
26 Feb 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 26 Feb 1942
Helm off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Feb 1942Henley off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Feb 1942Destroyer USS Shaw entering Drydock No. 1 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Feb 1942.
4 Mar 1942

Photo(s) dated 4 Mar 1942
Cummings at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 4 Mar 1942, photo 1 of 2Cummings at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 4 Mar 1942, photo 2 of 2Broadside view of destroyer USS Cummings off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 4 Mar 1942.
6 Mar 1942

Photo(s) dated 6 Mar 1942
USS St. Louis off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 6 Mar 1942
10 Mar 1942

United States
  • The US Marine Corps purchased the 132,000-acre Santa Margarita Ranch situated north of San Diego, California, United States for a future base; it would become Camp Pendleton later in the year. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
11 Mar 1942

Photo(s) dated 11 Mar 1942
Tucker off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 11 Mar 1942
13 Mar 1942

Photo(s) dated 13 Mar 1942
Submarine Whale, destroyer Humphrey, and light cruiser Helena at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 13 Mar 1942
14 Mar 1942

United States
  • Submarine Whale was launched at Mare Island Navy Yard in Vallejo, California, United States, sponsored by the wife of Captain A. D. Denny, the commanding officer of the shipyard. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Whale | Vallejo, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Mar 1942
Attorney General of California Earl Warren speaking at the launching ceremony of submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States 14 Mar 1942Guests at the launching of submarine Whale, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Mar 1942Mrs. R. A. White (Matron of Honor) and Mrs. A. D. Denney (Sponsor) at the launching of submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Mar 1942Mrs. A. D. Denny christening submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Mar 1942
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20 Mar 1942

United States
23 Mar 1942

United States
  • US Secretary of Navy Frank Knox designated the new Marine Corps Training Area at Santa Margarita Ranch in California, United States as Camp Joseph H. Pendleton. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
24 Mar 1942

Photo(s) dated 24 Mar 1942
Bechtel photo of the site for the Maritime Commission shipyard granted to them that would become Marinship, 24 Mar 1942, Sausalito, California, United States. Photo 1 of 3.Bechtel photo of the site for the Maritime Commission shipyard granted to them that would become Marinship, 24 Mar 1942, Sausalito, California, United States. Photo 2 of 3.
26 Mar 1942

United States
  • W.A. Bechtel Corporation was granted a Maritime Commission contract to build a shipyard on San Francisco Bay that would become Marinship. Ground was broken the next day. ww2dbase [Marinship Shipbuilding | Sausalito, California | DS]
27 Mar 1942

United States
  • Agents of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested members of the Black Dragon Society, a right wing para-military Japanese group, in the San Joaquin Valley region in California, United States. ww2dbase [California | CPC]
28 Mar 1942

Photo(s) dated 28 Mar 1942
Bechtel photo of the site for the Maritime Commission shipyard granted to them that would become Marinship, 24 Mar 1942, Sausalito, California, United States. Photo 3 of 3.
1 Apr 1942

United States
  • Under strict security sixteen modified B-25 bombers were lifted onto the USS Hornet and lashed to the flight deck at Naval Air Station Alameda, California, United States. ww2dbase [Doolittle Raid | Alameda, California | AC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Apr 1942
Nashville off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 1 Apr 1942. Note her modified Measure 12 paint scheme. Photo 1 of 2.Nashville off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 1 Apr 1942. Note her modified Measure 12 paint scheme. Photo 2 of 2.
2 Apr 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 2 Apr 1942
Impounded cars owned by Japanese-Americans, Manzanar Relocation Center, California, United States, 2 Apr 1942Dining Hall scene at the Manzanar Relocation Center for deported Japanese-Americans, Inyo County, California, United States, 2 Apr 1942.
5 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 5 Apr 1942
Japanese-American WW1 veteran at the Santa Anita Park Assembly Center, Acadia, California, United States, 5 Apr 1942
11 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 11 Apr 1942
Ralph Talbot off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 11 Apr 1942, photo 2 of 2Ralph Talbot off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 11 Apr 1942, photo 1 of 2Blue (outboard) and Ralph Talbot (inboard) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 11 Apr 1942, photo 1 of 2Blue (outboard) and Ralph Talbot (inboard) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 11 Apr 1942, photo 2 of 2
14 Apr 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 14 Apr 1942
Drayton off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 14 Apr 1942, photo 1 of 4Drayton off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 14 Apr 1942, photo 2 of 4Drayton off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 14 Apr 1942, photo 3 of 4Drayton off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 14 Apr 1942, photo 4 of 4
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15 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 15 Apr 1942
Nautilus off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1942, photo 1 of 2Nautilus off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1942, photo 2 of 2
19 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 19 Apr 1942
Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, view of port side of forward half, with light cruiser Raleigh in background, 19 Apr 1942Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, view of her well deck area from port side, with light cruiser Raleigh in background, 19 Apr 1942; note SOC Seagull aircraft onboardIndianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, view of her after half from port side, with light cruiser Raleigh in background, 19 Apr 1942
20 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 20 Apr 1942
Indianapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 20 Apr 1942Hull off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 20 Apr 1942
21 Apr 1942

United States
  • The newspaper San Francisco News reported that the city government of San Francisco, California, United States was considering the banning the employment of Japanese-Americans. ww2dbase [San Francisco, California | CPC]
23 Apr 1942

United States
  • USAT Ancon departed San Franciso, California, United States with US military personnel for Adelaide and Sydney in Australia. ww2dbase [Ancon | San Francisco, California | CPC]
25 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 25 Apr 1942
A crowd of onlookers on the first day of evacuation of Japanese residents of San Francisco, California, United States, who themselves would be sent to internment camps within three days, 25 Apr 1942Japanese-Americans outside a Civil Control Station at the Japanese American Citizens League Auditorium, San Francisco, California, United States, 25 Apr 1942
26 Apr 1942

United States
  • US Navy Admirals Nimitz and King met in San Francisco, California to discuss Nimitz's plan in the South Pacific. ww2dbase [San Francisco, California | CPC]
28 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 28 Apr 1942
Mahan off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Apr 1942
2 May 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 2 May 1942
Stern of Sunfish, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 May 1942Sunfish preparing for launch, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 May 1942Launching of submarine Sunfish, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 May 1942Sunfish shortly after launch, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 May 1942, photo 2 of 2
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3 May 1942

Photo(s) dated 3 May 1942
Destroyer USS Shaw ready to be undocked from Drydock No. 1 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States after being fitted with a new bow section, 3 May 1942.
9 May 1942

United States
  • Fred Korematsu went into hiding in Oakland, California, United States, defying the orders to assemble for deportation. ww2dbase [Fred Korematsu | Oakland, California | CPC]
10 May 1942

United States
13 May 1942

United States
15 May 1942

United States
20 May 1942

United States
26 May 1942

Photo(s) dated 26 May 1942
Louisville off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 May 1942
30 May 1942

United States
  • Fred Korematsu was arrested in San Leandro, California, United States and was placed in a jail in nearby San Francisco. ww2dbase [Fred Korematsu | San Leandro, California | CPC]
  • Wu Chien-Shiung and Luke Yuan were married at the home of Robert Millikan in California, United States. ww2dbase [Wu Chien-Shiung | California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 May 1942
Wedding of Wu Chien-Shiung and Luke Yuan, with Robert Millikan and his wife, California, United States, 30 May 1942
31 May 1942

United States
1 Jun 1942

United States
2 Jun 1942

Photo(s) dated 2 Jun 1942
Aircraft transport USS Long Island at North Island, San Diego, California, United States, 2 Jun 1942. Note F4F-4 Wildcats and SOC-3A Seagulls on the flight deck.
4 Jun 1942

United States
  • Fletcher-class destroyer Hoel was laid down at the Bethlehem Shipyard, San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Hoel | San Francisco, California | DS]
12 Jun 1942

United States
18 Jun 1942

United States
  • USAT Ancon arrived in San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Ancon | San Francisco, California | CPC]
  • Fred Korematsu was arraigned in San Francisco, California, United States. Despite having posted bail, US military police took custody of Korematsu, refusing to let him go free. Korematsu was taken to the Presidio in northern San Francisco. ww2dbase [Fred Korematsu | San Francisco, California | CPC]
19 Jun 1942

United States
22 Jun 1942

United States
27 Jun 1942

United States
  • The keel was laid for Liberty ship William A. Richardson at the Marinship yard. This was the first keel laid at Marinship and it was laid a mere 3 months after the W.A. Bechtel Corporation was awarded the shipyard contract from the Maritime Commission. ww2dbase [Marinship Shipbuilding | Liberty-class | Sausalito, California | DS]
Photo(s) dated 27 Jun 1942
USS Helena at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 27 Jun 1942
28 Jun 1942

Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1942
Marinship yard under construction three months after its contract was awarded to Bechtel Corp., 28 Jun 1942, Sausalito, California, United States. The first keel had been laid one day earlier.
30 Jun 1942

Photo(s) dated 30 Jun 1942
Stern view of the Tunny on the building ways at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Jun 1942Mrs. Frederick Crisp christening submarine Tunny, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Jun 1942; Commander Lemuel Padget and Rear Admiral W. L. Friedell were also presentLaunching ceremony of submarine Tunny, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Jun 1942Launching of submarine Tunny, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Jun 1942
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1 Jul 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 1 Jul 1942
Japanese-American women making camouflage nets for the US War Department, Manzanar Relocation Center, California, United States, 1 Jul 1942USS Helena off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Jul 1942Third grade arithmetic class with no desks or other school facilities at the Manzanar Relocation Center for deported Japanese-Americans, Inyo County, California, United States, 1 Jul 1942View of the camouflage netting sheds at the Manzanar Relocation Center for deported Japanese-Americans, 1 Jul 1942. Many of the camp’s internees worked in these sheds making Camouflage netting by hand for the Army.
3 Jul 1942

Photo(s) dated 3 Jul 1942
Manzanar War Relocation Center, California, United States, 3 Jul 1942Mary Uyesato, a trained medical laboratory assistant, at work in the medical center at the Manzanar Relocation Center for deported Japanese-Americans, Inyo County, California, United States, 3 Jul 1942.
5 Jul 1942

Photo(s) dated 5 Jul 1942
Destroyer USS Shaw off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States after being fitted with a new bow section, 5 Jul 1942.
10 Jul 1942

United States
  • The United States Marine Corps established Marine Corps Air Station, El Centro, California, United States. ww2dbase [El Centro, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Jul 1942
Porter off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 10 Jul 1942, photo 1 of 2Porter off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 10 Jul 1942, photo 2 of 2
12 Jul 1942

United States
  • Attorney James Purcell filed a habeas corpus petition in the federal district court in San Francisco, California, United States, seeking the release of Mitsuye Endo, who was being held at the Tule Lake War Relocation Center in Newell, California, United States. ww2dbase [Mitsuye Endo | San Francisco, California | CPC]
13 Jul 1942

United States
15 Jul 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 15 Jul 1942
Commissioning ceremony of USS Sunfish, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Jul 1942; note submarine Tunny alongside
18 Jul 1942

United States
23 Jul 1942

United States
  • Cruiser USS Raleigh and destroyer USS Shaw departed San Francisco, California bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii escorting a convoy of 8 ships. ww2dbase [Raleigh | Shaw | San Francisco, California | DS]
3 Aug 1942

United States
  • US Marine Corps Major General Clayton Vogel was made the commanding general of the Fleet Marine Force, San Diego Area in the US Navy 11th Naval District in southwestern United States. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
4 Aug 1942

United States
5 Aug 1942

United States
  • US Navy LST-476 was laid at the Kaiser Richmond Shipyards in Richmond, California, United States. This was the first ship to be laid down at Richmond's new Shipyard No. 4. ww2dbase [Kaiser Richmond Shipyards | Richmond, California | DS]
6 Aug 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 6 Aug 1942
Heavy cruiser USS Chester after an overhaul off Mare Island Naval Shipyard in San Francisco Bay, California, 6 Aug 1942. Photo 1 of 2.Heavy cruiser USS Chester after an overhaul off Mare Island Naval Shipyard in San Francisco Bay, California, 6 Aug 1942. Photo 2 of 2.
10 Aug 1942

Photo(s) dated 10 Aug 1942
Port side view of USS Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Aug 1942USS Wahoo departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Aug 1942; note munitions ship USS Shasta at the pier and barrage balloons overhead.Stern view of USS Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Aug 1942View of the conning tower of USS Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Aug 1942, photo 1 of 2
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12 Aug 1942

United States
13 Aug 1942

United States
  • US Marine Corps established the Marine Corps Air Station, Santa Barbara, California, United States; it was placed under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Livingston B. Stedman, Jr. ww2dbase [Santa Barbara, California | CPC]
15 Aug 1942

United States
  • United States Marine Corps established the Air, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific at San Diego, California, United States. It was to organize personnel and supplies for the 1st and 2nd Marine Aircraft Wings and the 4th Marine Base Defense Battalion. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
  • Destroyers USS Shaw and Allen arrived at San Francisco, California escorting 5 ships. ww2dbase [Shaw | San Francisco, California | DS]
Photo(s) dated 15 Aug 1942
Detroit at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 15 Aug 1942, photo 1 of 3; note destroyer Preston in backgroundPreston at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 15 Aug 1942Detroit at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 15 Aug 1942, photo 2 of 3; note destroyers Preston, Conyngham, Caldwell, and Walke in backgroundDetroit at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 15 Aug 1942, photo 3 of 3; note destroyer Preston in background
23 Aug 1942

United States
  • Destroyers USS Shaw and Allen departed San Francisco, California bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii escorting 5 ships. ww2dbase [Shaw | San Francisco, California | DS]
1 Sep 1942

Photo(s) dated 1 Sep 1942
Commissioning ceremony of USS Tunny, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Sep 1942, photo 2 of 2; note Sunfish alongside, Whale in backgroundThe officers of the newly commissioned USS Tunny, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Sep 1942Commissioning ceremony of USS Tunny, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Sep 1942, photo 2 of 2
5 Sep 1942

United States
6 Sep 1942

Photo(s) dated 6 Sep 1942
United States Navy Captain Miles Browning, Captain William Harrill, Captain F.B. McCrary, and Vice Admiral William Halsey at Naval Air Station Alameda, California, 6 Sep 1942. Note SNJ Texan aircraft.
8 Sep 1942

United States
  • Fred Korematsu was convicted for a violation of Public Law No. 503, which criminalized the violations of military orders issued under the authority of Executive Order 9066, in a federal court in San Francisco, California, United States. He was given the sentence of five years probation and was prepared for deportation to the Tanforan Assembly Center. ww2dbase [Fred Korematsu | San Francisco, California | CPC]
9 Sep 1942

United States
  • USS Whale completed her training which took place between San Francisco and San Diego in California, United States. ww2dbase [Whale | California | CPC]
  • USS Permit began a scheduled overhaul at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Permit | Vallejo, California | CPC]
11 Sep 1942

United States
16 Sep 1942

United States
  • The United States Marine Corps established the 3rd Marine Division at Camp Elliott, California, United States. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
20 Sep 1942

United States
23 Sep 1942

United States
24 Sep 1942

United States
  • The United States Marine Corps established the Marine Corps Air Station Mojave in California, United States under the command of Lieutenant Colonel John Holmsberg. ww2dbase [Mojave, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 24 Sep 1942
Roosevelt touring Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 24 Sep 1942, with Japanese midget submarine Ha-19 in backgroundType A Ko-hyoteki class Ha-19 midget submarine captured in Hawaii after the Pearl Harbor attack seen at Mare Island Navy Yard in California, United States at the beginning of its cross-country war bonds tour, 24 Sep 1942
25 Sep 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 25 Sep 1942
President Roosevelt (blocked from view seated in the rear seat of the lead car) tours PB2Y Coronado production at the Consolidated Aircraft plant at Lindbergh Field, San Diego, California, United States, 25 Sep 1942.
29 Sep 1942

Photo(s) dated 29 Sep 1942
Doherty (as HMS Berry) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 29 Sep 1942Sponsor of Liberty-ship Booker T Washington, celebrated operatic contralto Marian Anderson at the launching ceremonies at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, 29 Sep 1942. Photo 1 of 2.Sponsor of Liberty-ship Booker T Washington, celebrated operatic contralto Marian Anderson at the launching ceremonies at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, 29 Sep 1942. Photo 2 of 2.Liberty-ship Booker T Washington sliding down the ways at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, 29 Sep 1942.
See all photos dated 29 Sep 1942
30 Sep 1942

United States
  • Battleships of US Navy Task Force 1 arrived at San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [San Francisco, California | CPC]
1 Oct 1942

United States
  • The United States Marine Corps disbanded the Amphibious Training Staff, Fleet Marine Force in San Diego, California, United States; its personnel were reassigned to the headquarters of the Amphibious Corps, Pacific Fleet. On the same day, Major General Holland Smith relieved Major General Clayton Vogel as the commanding officer of the Amphibious Corps, Pacific Fleet with the title of Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, San Diego area. Vogel was transferred to the newly established I Marine Amphibious Corps as its commanding officer. ww2dbase [Holland Smith | San Diego, California | CPC]
2 Oct 1942

United States
  • Bell P-59 Airacomet jet fighter took flight for the first time at Muroc Dry Lake, California, United States. The test pilot was Robert Stanley. The first turbojet-driven aircraft to be built in the USA, the P-59 fighter proved unacceptable as a stable gun platform and was quickly relegated to a training role where it would provide the USAAF with a nucleus of trained jet pilots for later aircraft. ww2dbase [North Edwards, California | AC, CPC]
  • Destroyer USS Shaw and cutter USCGC Taney departed San Francisco, California bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii escorting 12 ships. ww2dbase [Shaw | San Francisco, California | DS]
7 Oct 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 7 Oct 1942
Submarine Tinosa, adorned with flags and bunting, sliding down the ways at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 7 Oct 1942.Submarine Tinosa being christened by sponsor Mrs. Katharine Malloy, wife of Captain William Molloy, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 7 Oct 1942.Submarine Tinosa shortly after launch at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 7 Oct 1942.
23 Oct 1942

United States
24 Oct 1942

Photo(s) dated 24 Oct 1942
USS Sunfish at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 24 Oct 1942; note submarine tender Bushnell in background
26 Oct 1942

United States
29 Oct 1942

United States
30 Oct 1942

United States
3 Nov 1942

Photo(s) dated 3 Nov 1942
USS Tunny off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Nov 1942
4 Nov 1942

United States
  • The United States Marine Corps established the Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California, United States under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Millard. ww2dbase [El Toro, California | CPC]
6 Nov 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 6 Nov 1942
USS Tunny off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 6 Nov 1942US Army M-3 Halftrack set up as an ambulance, Camp Young, California, United States, Nov 6, 1942
11 Nov 1942

United States
  • The first ship was launched at the new Kaiser Richmond Shipyard No. 3 in Richmond, California, United States. The ship would later served with the US Navy as USS George O. Squier, lead ship of her class of troop transports. ww2dbase [Kaiser Richmond Shipyards | Richmond, California | DS]
12 Nov 1942

United States
  • Proteus was launched at the Moore Dry Dock Company in Oakland, California, United States, sponsored by the wife of Rear Admiral Charles M. Cooke, Jr. ww2dbase [Proteus | Oakland, California | CPC]
21 Nov 1942

United States
  • Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier USS Bogue arrived at North Island, San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Bogue | San Diego, California | DS]
22 Nov 1942

Photo(s) dated 22 Nov 1942
Liberty ship John Muir sliding down the ways at Marinship, Sausalito, California, United States, 22 Nov 1942. John Muir was the fourth ship built at the Marinship yard.
27 Nov 1942

United States
  • USS S-31 arrived at San Diego, California, United States to provide submarine training services at the West Coast Sound School. ww2dbase [S-31 | San Diego, California | CPC]
28 Nov 1942

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort arrived at the Federal Building in San Francisco, California, United States and reported to the headquarters of the Western Sea Frontier. He would soon be asked to establish and command a naval intelligence center that covered the entire Alaska-California coastline. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | San Francisco, California | CPC]
6 Dec 1942

United States
  • Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier USS Card arrived at North Island, San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Card | San Diego, California | DS]
7 Dec 1942

United States
  • The keel was laid for fleet oiler Escambia at the Marinship yard. This was the first keel laid at Marinship for a tanker, the ship type Marinship was primarily intended to build. ww2dbase [Marinship Shipbuilding | Sausalito, California | DS]
8 Dec 1942

United States
  • USS Skipjack arrived at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California for a scheduled overhaul. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Skipjack | Vallejo, California | CPC]
  • Liberty ship David J. Brewer became the first ship to dock at Port Chicago, California, United States at about 1200 hours. Upon learning that the stevedores were all African-American, the ship's Caucasian captain refused to let dock workers board his ship. ww2dbase [Port Chicago, California | CPC]
9 Dec 1942

United States
  • USS S-28 departed San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [S-28 | San Diego, California | CPC]
  • The Caucasian captain of Liberty ship David J. Brewer reluctantly agreed to allow African-American stevedores to load ordnance onto his ship at Port Chicago, California, United States. ww2dbase [Port Chicago, California | CPC]
11 Dec 1942

United States
  • Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier USS Bogue departed San Diego, California bound for the Panama Canal. Composite Squadron VC-9 reported aboard with their compliment of TBF-1 Avengers and F4F-4 Wildcats. ww2dbase [Bogue | San Diego, California | DS]
12 Dec 1942

Photo(s) dated 12 Dec 1942
Bruce McCandless receiving the Medal of Honor from Ernest King aboard USS San Francisco, 12 Dec 1942 in San Francisco, California, United States. The medal was for night actions off Savo Island, Solomons, 12 Nov 1942.
14 Dec 1942

Photo(s) dated 14 Dec 1942
San Francisco off Mare Island Navy Yard, 14 Dec 1942; circles marked damage of 1st Bat of GuadalcanalChicago at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 14 Dec 1942
19 Dec 1942

United States
  • Fletcher-class destryer Hoel was Launched at the Bethlehem Shipyard, San Francisco, California, United States with Mrs. Louise Hoel Mills Crane as sponsor. ww2dbase [Hoel | San Francisco, California | DS]
Photo(s) dated 19 Dec 1942
Fletcher-class destroyer Hoel being launched at the Bethlehem Shipyard, San Francisco, California, United States, 19 Dec 1942.
20 Dec 1942

Photo(s) dated 20 Dec 1942
Chicago off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, at the end of her last overhaul, 20 Dec 1942
21 Dec 1942

United States
  • After two weeks of maneuvers and shakedown, escort carrier USS Card departed San Diego, California bound for Puget Sound, Washington. ww2dbase [Card | San Diego, California | DS]
22 Dec 1942

Photo(s) dated 22 Dec 1942
Pickerel off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 22 Dec 1942, photo 1 of 2Pickerel off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 22 Dec 1942, photo 2 of 2
28 Dec 1942

Photo(s) dated 28 Dec 1942
Pickerel at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Dec 1942, photo 2 of 2Pickerel at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Dec 1942, photo 1 of 2
9 Jan 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 9 Jan 1943
Prototype C-69 Constellation aircraft at Burbank, California, United States, 9 Jan 1943; seen in US Navy publication Naval Aviation News dated 15 Feb 1943
12 Jan 1943

Photo(s) dated 12 Jan 1943
USS Permit at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 12 Jan 1943; note antennae for SJ surface search radar and D aircraft detection radarUSS Permit at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 12 Jan 1943; note crewmen unpacking supplies, among them Sunkist brand oranges
15 Jan 1943

United States
  • Submarine USS Tinosa was commissioned at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States with Lieutenant Commander Lawrence Randall “Dan” Daspit in command. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Tinosa | Vallejo, California | DS]
17 Jan 1943

United States
  • Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier USS Card arrived at North Island, San Diego, California, United States for an eight hour refueling stop and to embark Composite Squadron VC-1. Card then got underway again, bound for the Panama Canal. ww2dbase [Card | San Diego, California | DS]
20 Jan 1943

United States
21 Jan 1943

United States
  • The United States Marine Corps established the Marine Fleet Air, West Coast at San Diego, California, United States to oversee all Fleet Marine Force aviation operations and to supply personnel and materiel to Marine Aircraft Wings, Pacific. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
9 Feb 1943

United States
  • The US Naval Dry Docks, Roosevelt Base was established near Los Angeles, California, United States. ww2dbase [Los Angeles, California | CPC]
15 Feb 1943

Photo(s) dated 15 Feb 1943
San Francisco off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 15 Feb 1943
25 Feb 1943

United States
3 Mar 1943

United States
5 Mar 1943

Photo(s) dated 5 Mar 1943
Broadside view of submarine USS Tinosa off Mare Island Navy Yard, San Pablo Bay, California, United States, 5 Mar 1943.
16 Mar 1943

Photo(s) dated 16 Mar 1943
SBD-4 & SBD-5 Dauntlesses join USAAF as A-24A Banshees at Douglas Aircraft Co’s El Segundo Plant, Mar 16 1943. Note two experimental XSB2D-1 torpedo bomber prototypes against the back fence 3 weeks before its maiden flight.
18 Mar 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 18 Mar 1943
Keel of USS Cassin Young at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, San Pedro, California, United States, 18 Mar 1943
22 Mar 1943

Photo(s) dated 22 Mar 1943
Salmon off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 22 Mar 1943
23 Mar 1943

Photo(s) dated 23 Mar 1943
Salmon at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 23 Mar 1943, following completion of an overhaul
9 Apr 1943

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  • The modified P-38G aircraft which Benjamin Kelsey was test flying failed to pull out of a dive; Kelsey parachuted to safety, albeit suffering a broken ankle on landing, but the aircraft would crash near Calabasas, California, United States. ww2dbase [Benjamin Kelsey | Calabasas, California | CPC]
10 Apr 1943

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12 Apr 1943

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13 Apr 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 13 Apr 1943
Submarine USS Sailfish off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 13 Apr 1943.
15 Apr 1943

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21 Apr 1943

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Sargo off Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Apr 1943, photo 1 of 2Sargo off Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Apr 1943, photo 1 of 2
23 Apr 1943

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26 Apr 1943

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28 Apr 1943

Photo(s) dated 28 Apr 1943
Sargo at Mare Island Navy Yard, 28 Apr 1943, white outline indicate recent alterations, photo 1 of 2Sargo at Mare Island Navy Yard, 28 Apr 1943, white outline indicate recent alterations, photo 2 of 2
1 May 1943

Photo(s) dated 1 May 1943
Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, view of her bow from starboard side, with heavy cruiser Minneapolis in background, 1 May 1943Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, view of her after starboard midships area, 1 May 1943Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, view of her after midships area from the starboard side, 1 May 1943Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, view of her after superstructure from the starboard side, 1 May 1943
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2 May 1943

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Indianapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 2 May 1943, photo 1 of 2Indianapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 2 May 1943, photo 2 of 2
7 May 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 7 May 1943
George Washington Carver sliding down the shipway after launching, Yard No. 1, Kaiser Richmond Shipyards, Richmond, California, United States, 7 May 1943Lena Horne at the launching of SS George Washington Carver, Yard No. 1, Kaiser Richmond Shipyards, Richmond, California, United States, 7 May 1943
8 May 1943

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Searaven off Mare Island, 8 May 1943, photo 1 of 3Searaven off Mare Island, 8 May 1943, photo 2 of 3Searaven off Mare Island, 8 May 1943, photo 3 of 3
13 May 1943

Photo(s) dated 13 May 1943
Searaven at Mare Island Navy Yard for overhaul, 13 May 1943
17 May 1943

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Cruiser USS Portland as seen off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California after overhaul, 17 May 1943.
18 May 1943

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29 May 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 29 May 1943
Rear Admiral W. L. Friedell greeting Lieutenant Commander Dudley Morton, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 29 May 1943; note MortonRear Admiral W. L. Friedell greeting Lieutenant Commander Richard OUSS Wahoo at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 29 May 1943, photo 1 of 2USS Wahoo at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 29 May 1943, photo 2 of 2
4 Jun 1943

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7 Jun 1943

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13 Jun 1943

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16 Jun 1943

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  • The keel was laid for Liberty ship Jack London at the Marinship yard. This was the last Liberty ship made at Marinship as production had entirely shifted to building tankers, the ship type Marinship was created to build. ww2dbase [Marinship Shipbuilding | Liberty-class | Sausalito, California | DS]
18 Jun 1943

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  • Aircraft designer Clarence Johnson met with Lockheed President Robert Gross and chief engineer Hal Hibbard at the company's headquarters in Burbank, California, United States. Johnson informed the two that US Army Air Force representatives from Wright Field had requested Lockheed to design a jet fighter. ww2dbase [P-80 Shooting Star | Burbank Lockheed Aircraft Factory | Burbank, California | CPC]
25 Jun 1943

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26 Jun 1943

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  • Aircraft designer Clarence Johnson and his team at Lockheed in Burbank, California, United States began working on the first airframe of the XP-80 prototype jet fighter. ww2dbase [P-80 Shooting Star | Burbank, California | CPC]
1 Jul 1943

Photo(s) dated 1 Jul 1943
Tang (left) and Tilefish (right) under construction at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Jul 1943, photo 1 of 3Tang (left) and Tilefish (right) under construction at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Jul 1943, photo 2 of 3Tang (left) and Tilefish (right) under construction at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Jul 1943, photo 3 of 3
6 Jul 1943

Photo(s) dated 6 Jul 1943
Submarine Trepang under construction at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 6 Jul 1943; note the hulls of LSD-1 Ashland and CVE-12 Copahee also present
10 Jul 1943

United States
  • The US Marine Corps established Marine Corps Air Station, El Centro, California, United States; Lieutenant Colonel Thomas J. McQuade was placed in command. ww2dbase [El Centro, California | CPC]
11 Jul 1943

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  • USS Wahoo began a period of trials and training off California, United States. ww2dbase [Wahoo | California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Jul 1943
Carrier Independence under overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 11 Jul 1943; note hulls of submarines Spadefish and Trepang nearby
13 Jul 1943

Photo(s) dated 13 Jul 1943
Independence off Mare Island Navy Yard, 13 Jul 1943, photo 1 of 3Independence off Mare Island Navy Yard, 13 Jul 1943, photo 2 of 3Independence off Mare Island Navy Yard, 13 Jul 1943, photo 3 of 3
14 Jul 1943

Photo(s) dated 14 Jul 1943
USS Copahee at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 14 Jul 1943, photo 1 of 3USS Copahee at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 14 Jul 1943, photo 2 of 3USS Copahee at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 14 Jul 1943, photo 3 of 3Starboard side view of USS Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Jul 1943, photo 1 of 3
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15 Jul 1943

Photo(s) dated 15 Jul 1943
USS Copahee passing under the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, California, United States, 15 Jul 1943
16 Jul 1943

Photo(s) dated 16 Jul 1943
Escort carrier USS Altamaha transporting a deck load of P-51A Mustang fighters has just left Alameda, passed under the San Francisco Bay Bridge (background) and steams toward the Golden Gate, 16 Jul 1943USS Wahoo at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 16 Jul 1943, photo 1 of 2USS Wahoo at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 16 Jul 1943, photo 2 of 2
20 Jul 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 20 Jul 1943
View of USS WahooView of USS Wahoo
21 Jul 1943

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22 Jul 1943

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26 Jul 1943

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29 Jul 1943

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  • Fletcher-class destryer Hoel was placed in commission at the Bethlehem Shipyard, San Francisco, California, United States with Commander William Dow Thomas in command. ww2dbase [Hoel | San Francisco, California | DS]
2 Aug 1943

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3 Aug 1943

Photo(s) dated 3 Aug 1943
USS Hoel in San Francisco Bay, California, United States, 3 Aug 1943. Note the depth charge racks on the stern as well as depth charge launchers along the rail abreast the No. 3 and No. 4 gun turrets.
4 Aug 1943

Photo(s) dated 4 Aug 1943
Cruiser USS Nashville off Mare Island, California, United States, 4 Aug 1943. Note her Measure 21 paint scheme which is all-over sea blue.
6 Aug 1943

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7 Aug 1943

Photo(s) dated 7 Aug 1943
USS Hoel underway in San Francisco Bay, California, United States, 7 Aug 1943 with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the background.
15 Aug 1943

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16 Aug 1943

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  • The US 4th Marine Division was activated at Camp Pendleton near San Diego, California, United States under the command of Major General Harry Schmidt. It was the only US Marine Division during WW2 to be mounted and staged into combat directly from the continental United States. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | CPC]
17 Aug 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 17 Aug 1943
Launching party of Tang, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Aug 1943Mrs Cecily Olsen and Mrs A S Pitre at the launching of Tang, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Aug 1943, as printed in 20 Aug 1943 edition of shipyard newspaper GrapevineLaunching of Tang, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Aug 1943Tang immediately after launch, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Aug 1943
20 Aug 1943

Photo(s) dated 20 Aug 1943
Submarine Tang at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, circa late Aug 1943
24 Aug 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 24 Aug 1943
Honorary welders C. R. Campbell and Georg Lyon at the keel laying of submarine Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 24 Aug 1943
26 Aug 1943

Photo(s) dated 26 Aug 1943
USS Grayback at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1943USS Grayback at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1943
28 Aug 1943

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  • Eight of the ten sections USS ABSD-1 began to be towed from San Francisco, California, United States for the South Pacific. ww2dbase [ABSD-1 | San Francisco, California | CPC]
30 Aug 1943

Photo(s) dated 30 Aug 1943
Minneapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, US upon completion of overhaul and repairs, 30 Aug 1943; note SK-1 radar and gun directors on foremast and bridge, and fake windows pilothouse
4 Sep 1943

Photo(s) dated 4 Sep 1943
Minneapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States after completion of overhaul and repairs, 4 Sep 1943; note camouflage meant to disguise her as a destroyer
12 Sep 1943

Photo(s) dated 12 Sep 1943
Launching of USS Cassin Young, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, San Pedro, California, United States, 12 Sep 1943
13 Sep 1943

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14 Sep 1943

Photo(s) dated 14 Sep 1943
USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at the Alameda Naval Air Station loading aircraft and vehicles for transportation to the Pacific, 14 Sep 1943. Note three PV-1 Venturas on the after flight deck. Photo 1 of 2.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at the Alameda Naval Air Station loading aircraft and vehicles for transportation to the Pacific, 14 Sep 1943. Note three PV-1 Venturas on the after flight deck. Photo 2 of 2.
15 Sep 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 15 Sep 1943
USS Yorktown (Essex-class) steaming across San Francisco Bay with a deck load of Jeeps, Dodge WC51 weapons carriers, and other vehicles, 15 Sep 1943.
17 Sep 1943

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23 Sep 1943

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2 Oct 1943

Photo(s) dated 2 Oct 1943
Heavy cruiser USS Chester emerging from Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California 2 Oct 1943 after repairs due to torpedo damage.High Speed Minesweeper USS Trever alongside the pier at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 2 Dec 1943. Note the raised Mousetrap anti-submarine rocket rails on the foredeck.
12 Oct 1943

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14 Oct 1943

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15 Oct 1943

Photo(s) dated 15 Oct 1943
Commissioning ceremony of USS Tang, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Oct 1943Officers of USS Tang shortly after commissioning, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Oct 1943
25 Oct 1943

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  • Liberty Ship Sidney Lanier departed Port Chicago, California, United States at 1320 hours. ww2dbase [Port Chicago, California | CPC]
26 Oct 1943

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30 Oct 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 30 Oct 1943
Aft plan view of DMS-12 Long upon completion of overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 30 Oct 1943; note submarine Trepang under construction in backgroundWelders at the keel laying ceremony of submarine Springer, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Oct 1943
31 Oct 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 31 Oct 1943
USS Gunnel at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 31 Oct 1943
3 Nov 1943

United States
  • USS S-31 completed training services at San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [S-31 | San Diego, California | CPC]
10 Nov 1943

Photo(s) dated 10 Nov 1943
General Clayton Vogel cutting a cake for the USMC birthday celebration, San Diego, California, United States, 10 Nov 1943
16 Nov 1943

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18 Nov 1943

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  • Submarine USS Growler arrived at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco, California, United States for an extensive overhaul and refitting. ww2dbase [Growler | San Francisco, California | DS]
20 Nov 1943

Photo(s) dated 20 Nov 1943
Stern view of USS Gar at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Nov 1943Bow view of USS Gar at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Nov 1943
22 Nov 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 22 Nov 1943
Broadside view of USS Gar off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Nov 1943Bow view of USS Gar off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Nov 1943Stern view of USS Gar off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Nov 1943
29 Nov 1943

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2 Dec 1943

Photo(s) dated 2 Dec 1943
USS Tang off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Dec 1943, photo 1 of 2USS Tang off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Dec 1943, photo 2 of 2
10 Dec 1943

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12 Dec 1943

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14 Dec 1943

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16 Dec 1943

Photo(s) dated 16 Dec 1943
Aerial view of the Tiburon Naval Net Depot, Tiburon, California, United States, 16 Dec 1943.
17 Dec 1943

Photo(s) dated 17 Dec 1943
Louisville off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 17 Dec 1943
22 Dec 1943

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31 Dec 1943

Photo(s) dated 31 Dec 1943
Commissioning ceremony of USS Cassin Young, San Pedro, California, United States, 31 Dec 1943; note USS Preston at left and USS Comfort at right
3 Jan 1944

Photo(s) dated 3 Jan 1944
Submarines Springer (less complete) and Spot under construction, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Jan 1944, photo 1 of 4Submarines Springer (less complete) and Spot under construction, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Jan 1944, photo 2 of 4Submarines Springer (less complete) and Spot under construction, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Jan 1944, photo 3 of 4Submarines Springer (less complete) and Spot under construction, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Jan 1944, photo 4 of 4
8 Jan 1944

United States
  • The first XP-80A prototype jet aircraft "Lulu-Belle" took its first flight with test pilot Milo Burcham in the cockpit. ww2dbase [P-80 Shooting Star | California | CPC]
11 Jan 1944

United States Photo(s) dated 11 Jan 1944
After plan view of the DMS-6 Hogan at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 11 Jan 1944, photo 1 of 2; note submarine Trepang in backgroundAfter plan view of the DMS-6 Hogan at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 11 Jan 1944, photo 2 of 2; note submarine Trepang in backgroundAerial view of the Kaiser Richmond Shipyards, 11 Jan 1944.
21 Jan 1944

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  • The US 5th Marine Division ("The Spearhead") was activated at Camp Pendleton near San Diego, California, United States with the 26th, 27th and 28th Marines under command. The 28th Marines contained a cadre of men from the deactivated Marine parachute battalions. Artillery was provided the 13th Marines and Engineers (who did not deploy overseas) by the 16th Marines. ww2dbase [San Diego, California | AC]
22 Jan 1944

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24 Jan 1944

Photo(s) dated 24 Jan 1944
USS S-43 off San Francisco, California, United States, 24 Jan 1944, photo 1 of 5USS S-43 off San Francisco, California, United States, 24 Jan 1944, photo 2 of 5USS S-43 off San Francisco, California, United States, 24 Jan 1944, photo 3 of 5USS S-43 off San Francisco, California, United States, 24 Jan 1944, photo 4 of 5
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26 Jan 1944

Photo(s) dated 26 Jan 1944
USS S-43 at the Bethlehem shipyard in San Francisco, California, United States, 26 Jan 1944; note scaffolding for USS Sailfish (left) and USS Shad (forward of S-43)USS S-43 at the Bethlehem shipyard in San Francisco, California, United States, 26 Jan 1944; note floating dry dock at the opposite pier
2 Feb 1944

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  • USS Tunny completed her repairs at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Tunny | San Francisco, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 2 Feb 1944
USS Mingo at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 2 Feb 1944; note two LCT craft in beyondTop view of the after section of submarine Mingo, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 2 Feb 1944
3 Feb 1944

United States Photo(s) dated 3 Feb 1944
Stern view of USS Mingo, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Feb 1944Bow view of USS Mingo, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Feb 1944Broadside view of USS Mingo off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States after completion of overhaul, 3 Feb 1944
7 Feb 1944

Photo(s) dated 7 Feb 1944
Stern view of USS Harder, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 7 Feb 1944Bow view of USS Harder, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 7 Feb 1944
14 Feb 1944

United States
  • Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Hunters point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, California, United States for repairs. ww2dbase [Shaw | San Francisco, California | DS]
19 Feb 1944

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  • US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 was reformed at Marine Corps Air Station Santa Barbara in California, United States. 2nd Lieutenant Ranson Tilton, fresh out of pilot training, was named the acting commanding officer. ww2dbase [Santa Barbara, California | CPC]
  • USS Harder completed its scheduled overhaul at Mare Island Navy Yard in Vallejo, California, United States. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Harder | Vallejo, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 19 Feb 1944
Port side view of USS Harder, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 Feb 1944Stern view of USS Harder, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 Feb 1944Bow view of USS Harder, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 Feb 1944Starboard side view of USS Harder, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 Feb 1944
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27 Feb 1944

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  • USS Ralph Talbot arrived Hunters Point Naval Shipyard for an overhaul that last two months and was immediately followed by three weeks of emergency repairs at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ww2dbase [Ralph Talbot | San Francisco, California | DS]
2 Mar 1944

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3 Mar 1944

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  • An American B-29 bomber dropped a dummy atomic bomb at Muroc Army Air Force Base in California, United States at the altitude of 24,000 feet. The test bomb considerably damaged the aircraft's bomb bay doors as it exited the aircraft. ww2dbase [Operation Trinity and Manhattan Project | Edwards, California | CPC]
15 Mar 1944

Photo(s) dated 15 Mar 1944
USS Proteus at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Mar 1944, photo 1 of 3USS Proteus at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Mar 1944, photo 2 of 3USS Proteus at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Mar 1944, photo 3 of 3
19 Mar 1944

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21 Mar 1944

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22 Mar 1944

Photo(s) dated 22 Mar 1944
USS Drum submerged off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Mar 1944USS Drum sailing on the surface off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Mar 1944
23 Mar 1944

United States Photo(s) dated 23 Mar 1944
RAdm Mahlon Tisdale presenting champagne bottle to Mrs Davenport to christen Trepang, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 23 Mar 1944; Mrs Garvey and Cmdr Roy Davenport also presentCommander Roy Davenport with his wife (with bottle) and Mrs. Garvey at the christening of submarine Trepang, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 23 Mar 1944Mrs. Davenport, wife of future commanding officer of Trepang, posing with the submarine at its christening, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 23 Mar 1944Mrs. Davenport and Mrs. Garvey at the christening of submarine Trepang, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 23 Mar 1944
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28 Mar 1944

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29 Mar 1944

Photo(s) dated 29 Mar 1944
Amphibious Transport Ship USS Hunter Liggett approaching Mare Island Shipyard for an overhaul, Mare Island, California, United States, Mar 29, 1944. Note LCVP landing craft hanging from davits and stowed on deck.
9 Apr 1944

United States
  • Stan Bailey was named the commanding officer of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 based in Marine Corps Air Station Santa Barbara in California, United States. ww2dbase [Santa Barbara, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Apr 1944
USS San Diego at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 9 Apr 1944, photo 1 of 2; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 24d; USS Cassin and USS Denver in backgroundUSS San Diego at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 9 Apr 1944, photo 2 of 2; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 24d; USS Cassin in background
10 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 10 Apr 1944
USS San Diego off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Apr 1944, photo 1 of 5; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 24dUSS San Diego off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Apr 1944, photo 2 of 5; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 24dUSS San Diego off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Apr 1944, photo 3 of 5; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 24dUSS San Diego off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Apr 1944, photo 4 of 5; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 24d
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11 Apr 1944

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14 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 14 Apr 1944
Victory and Liberty Ships at California Shipbuilding Corporation
15 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 15 Apr 1944
USS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 2 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10DUSS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 3 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10DUSS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 4 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10DColor photo of work underway at the Marinship yard, Sausalito, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944. Oil tanker Mission San Carlos has her bow draped in bunting for her launch later that day.
20 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 20 Apr 1944
USS Flier at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 20 Apr 1944, photo 1 of 4USS Flier at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 20 Apr 1944, photo 2 of 4USS Flier at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 20 Apr 1944, photo 3 of 4USS Flier at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 20 Apr 1944, photo 4 of 4
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27 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 27 Apr 1944
USS Flier at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 27 Apr 1944, photo 1 of 2; note barges YC-312 and YF-509 in backgroundUSS Flier at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 27 Apr 1944, photo 2 of 2
28 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 28 Apr 1944
Mugford off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Apr 1944; note US Navy camouflage Measure 32, Design 1d
2 May 1944

United States
  • Floating drydock USS ABSD-2 departed California, United States in 10 separate sections. ww2dbase [ABSD-2 | California | CPC]
5 May 1944

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19 May 1944

United States Photo(s) dated 19 May 1944
Sponsor Mrs. A. A. Gieselmann and Maid of Honor Miss Jean Gieselmann at the launching of Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 May 1944Launching of submarine Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 May 1944; note Mrs. Tisdale, RAdm E L Cochrane, Mrs. Gieselmann, RAdm M S Tisdale, Jean Gieselmann, Capt A O Gieselmann, Mrs. Klein, Capt G C KleinMrs. A. G. Gieselmann christening submarine Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 May 1944Mrs. Tisdale, RAdm E L Cochrane, Mrs. Gieselmann, RAdm M S Tisdale, Jean Gieselmann, Capt A O Gieselmann, Mrs. Klein, and Capt G C Klein at the launching of Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 May 1944
22 May 1944

Photo(s) dated 22 May 1944
Commissioning party of USS Trepang, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 May 1944; Commander Roy Davenport seat at left of photographCommissioning ceremony of USS Trepang, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 May 1944; Commander Davenport at center
25 May 1944

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1 Jun 1944

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7 Jun 1944

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9 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 9 Jun 1944
USS Intrepid departing San Francisco, California, 9 Jun 1944 packed with vehicles, equipment, and aircraft including SBD Dauntless, F6F Hellcats, C-45 Expeditors, PV-1 Venturas, and P-61 Black Widows. Photo 1 of 3USS Intrepid departing San Francisco, California, 9 Jun 1944 packed with vehicles, equipment, and aircraft including SBD Dauntless, F6F Hellcats, C-45 Expeditors, PV-1 Venturas, and P-61 Black Widows. Photo 2 of 3USS Intrepid departing San Francisco, California, 9 Jun 1944 packed with vehicles, equipment, and aircraft including SBD Dauntless, F6F Hellcats, C-45 Expeditors, PV-1 Venturas, and P-61 Black Widows. Photo 3 of 3
10 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 10 Jun 1944
Escort carrier USS Long Island in San Francisco Bay, California, United States, on 10 Jun 1944 with a deck load of F6F Wildcat, SBD Dauntless, and J2F Duck aircraft bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
12 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 12 Jun 1944
Heavy cruiser USS Chester in San Francisco Bay, California off Hunters Point Naval Shipyard after receiving new paint scheme Measure 32 Design 9D, 12 Jun 1944. Note OS2U Kingfisher aircraft on midship catapults
21 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 21 Jun 1944
Cruiser USS Salt Lake City laying off the Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Jun 1944. Note Measure 33, Design 14D paint scheme. 1 of 3.Cruiser USS Salt Lake City laying off the Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Jun 1944. Note Measure 33, Design 14D paint scheme. 2 of 3.Cruiser USS Salt Lake City laying off the Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Jun 1944. Note Measure 33, Design 14D paint scheme. 3 of 3.
24 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 24 Jun 1944
Open backed forward turrets for the single-mounted 5”/38 caliber guns on the destroyer USS Mahan at the Mare Island Naval Yard, 24 Jun 1944. Note the Mark 33 gun director with fire control radar in the upper right.
26 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 26 Jun 1944
Plan view, forward, of Drayton taken from a crane at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Jun 1944Plan view, amidships, of Drayton taken from a crane at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Jun 1944Plan view, aft, of Drayton taken from a crane at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Jun 1944
28 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1944
Drayton underway off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Jun 1944, photo 1 of 5Drayton underway off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Jun 1944, photo 2 of 5Drayton underway off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Jun 1944, photo 3 of 5Drayton underway off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Jun 1944, photo 4 of 5
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30 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 30 Jun 1944
Cruiser USS Portland as seen off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California after overhaul, 30 Jul 1944. She is painted in Measure 32, Design 7D. Photo 1 of 2Cruiser USS Portland as seen off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California after overhaul, 30 Jul 1944. She is painted in Measure 32, Design 7D. Photo 2 of 2
2 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 2 Jul 1944
Submarine Springer under construction, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Jul 1944
3 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 3 Jul 1944
USS Trepang at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Jul 1944, photo 1 of 2USS Trepang at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Jul 1944, photo 2 of 2Submarine Spot at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Jul 1944; note submarine Trepang in backgroundSubmarine Spot at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Jul 1944; note oil storage Barge YOS-1 in background
7 Jul 1944

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  • USS Cummings arrived at San Francisco, California, United States after completing her loan to the Royal Navy in the Indian Ocean and entered Mare Island Naval Shipyard for maintenance. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Cummings | Vallejo, California | DS]
10 Jul 1944

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  • John Basilone married Sergeant Lena Mae Riggi at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church in Oceanside, California, United States. ww2dbase [John Basilone | Oceanside, California | CPC]
12 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 12 Jul 1944
Submarine USS Trepang departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 12 Jul 1944; note escorting vessel nearbyUSS Trepang underway off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 12 Jul 1944, photo 1 of 4USS Trepang underway off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 12 Jul 1944, photo 2 of 4USS Trepang underway off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 12 Jul 1944, photo 3 of 4
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14 Jul 1944

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  • US Army ship FS-390 was commissioned into service at Los Angeles, California, United States under the command of US Coast Guard Lieutenant G. E. Oliver. ww2dbase [Los Angeles, California | CPC]
  • The last of 489 Liberty-ships built at the Kaiser Richmond Shipyards, the Benjamin Warner, was delivered to the Navy after 18 days on the ways and 13 days on the water being fitted out. ww2dbase [Kaiser Richmond Shipyards | Liberty-class | Richmond, California | DS]
17 Jul 1944

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  • The Liberty ship A. E. Bryan exploded whilst loading ammunition and explosives at Port Chicago, California, United States, taking with her the Victory ship Quinalt Victory berthed nearby. Ninety-seven men on the two ships were vapourised and even a 12 ton locomotive on the dockside vanished without trace. In total, 320 men were killed and 390 injured. More than 200 of the dead were black sailors being used as loaders. Later many sailors refused to work until safety was improved. Fifty were court martialed, convicted of mutiny and jailed. A public outcry led to their release but they were still deprived of all veteran's benefits for the rest of their lives. The last surviving "mutineer" Freddy Meeks was finally pardoned by President Bill Clinton in 1999. Four years later he died, aged 83. ww2dbase [Port Chicago Naval Munitions Explosion | Liberty-class | Victory-class | Port Chicago, California | AC]
18 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 18 Jul 1944
Buildings flattened by the munitions explosion at Port Chicago, California, United States, 17 Jul 1944. 18 Jul 1944 photo.Dockside facilities and automobiles demolished by the munitions explosion at Port Chicago, California, United States, 17 Jul 1944. 18 Jul 1944 photo.Railroad cars laden with munitions in a revetment at Port Chicago, California, United States damaged by a massive explosion the night before, 18 Jul 1944.View from the demolished pier looking toward shore and more flattened buildings following a munitions explosion at Port Chicago, California, United States, 17 Jul 1944. 18 Jul 1944 photo.
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20 Jul 1944

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25 Jul 1944

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  • As USS Ranger approached San Diego, her task group became the object of a simulated air attack by three different air groups based in San Diego and Ranger’s group was ordered to take necessary evasive actions. First, six PB4Y Liberator reconnaissance planes from Bombing Squadron VB-117 detected the force. Then, F4U Corsairs from a Marine Corps squadron made a straffing attack. This was followed by a coordinated air group attack from Air Group 84 consisting of F6f Hellcats, SB2C Helldivers, and TBM Avengers. Ranger and her escorts then entered San Diego harbor. ww2dbase [Ranger | San Diego, California | DS]
28 Jul 1944

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  • USS Copahee arrived at San Diego, California, United States with 14 captured Japanese aircraft and 37 captured engines. ww2dbase [Copahee | San Diego, California | CPC]
  • With planes and personnel of Night Fighter squadron VF(N)-102 aboard as well as additional aircraft for transportation, USS Ranger departed San Diego bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ww2dbase [Ranger | San Diego, California | DS]
  • USS Corregidor arrived at San Diego, California, United States for an overhaul. ww2dbase [Corregidor | San Diego, California | CPC]
3 Aug 1944

United States Photo(s) dated 3 Aug 1944
Mrs. M. S. Tisdale christening submarine Springer, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Aug 1944Submarine Springer shortly after launching, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Aug 1944
6 Aug 1944

Photo(s) dated 6 Aug 1944
Christening ceremonies for the Haskell-class attack transport USS Hocking (the Haskell-class were modified Victory-ships) at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, 6 Aug 1944.
7 Aug 1944

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9 Aug 1944

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  • Following the Port Chicago munitions explosion, the surviving members of the ordnance battalion were assigned to resume loading munitions at nearby Mare Island. 258 African-American sailors told their officers that they would obey any other order, but not that one. All faced charges, 50 for mutiny. ww2dbase [Port Chicago Naval Munitions Explosion | Vallejo, California | DS]
10 Aug 1944

Photo(s) dated 10 Aug 1944
Salmon off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 10 Aug 1944, photo 1 of 2Salmon off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 10 Aug 1944, photo 2 of 2F4U-1 Corsair, FM-2 Wildcat, SNC-1 Falcon, and Culver TD2C aircraft at Naval Air Station Long Beach, California, United States, 10 Aug 1944; note SB2C Helldiver aircraft in background behind pile
16 Aug 1944

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Salmon at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 16 Aug 1944
23 Aug 1944

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USS Hancock departing San Diego, California, United States, 23 Aug 1944.
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Sargo at Mare Island Navy Yard, 24 Aug 1944
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Diagram taken from the Navy report showing the ships and pier at the center of the Port Chicago munitions explosion, 17 Jul 1944. Note that the tonnages listed are as of 6 hours prior to the explosion.
1 Sep 1944

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Sep 1944 map showing the general layout of Kaiser Richmond Shipyards Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 plus the prefabrication shops, Richmond, California, United States.
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14 Sep 1944

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  • Court martial proceedings against 50 African-American sailors opened on Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco, California, United States. The 50 were charged with mutiny for refusing to resume loading munitions after the Port Chicago explosion of 17 Jul 1944. ww2dbase [Port Chicago Naval Munitions Explosion | San Francisco, California | DS]
15 Sep 1944

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Carrier Ticonderoga off San Diego, California, United States, 16 Sep 1944; note extra aircraft loaded on deck destined for Hawaii, and camouflage pattern Measure 33 Design 10a. Photo 1 of 2.Carrier Ticonderoga off San Diego, California, United States, 16 Sep 1944; note extra aircraft loaded on deck destined for Hawaii, and camouflage pattern Measure 33 Design 10a. Photo 2 of 2.
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19 Sep 1944

Photo(s) dated 19 Sep 1944
Inside the conning tower of USS Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 Sep 1944
21 Sep 1944

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  • Submarine USS Bowfin entered Mare Island Naval Shipyard for a much needed overhaul and upgrade that would last three months. While at Mare Island, Bowfin received a change of command. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Bowfin | Vallejo, California | DS]
22 Sep 1944

Photo(s) dated 22 Sep 1944
Bow view of USS Spot, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 22 Sep 1944Stern view of USS Spot, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 22 Sep 1944Port side view of USS Spot, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 22 Sep 1944
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1 Oct 1944

Photo(s) dated 1 Oct 1944
Aerial view of the Manzanar Airstrip, Inyo County, California, United States showing a portion of the Manzanar Relocation Center across the highway, 1 Oct 1944.
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United States Photo(s) dated 13 Oct 1944
Cruiser San Francisco off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 13 Oct 1944; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 13d
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Photo(s) dated 18 Oct 1944
Baltimore painted in MS33 / 16D camouflage off Mare Island Navy Yard, 18 Oct 1944USS Montpelier at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States following overhaul, 18 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 2; note camouflage Measure 32, Design 11aUSS Montpelier at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States following overhaul, 18 Oct 1944, photo 2 of 2; note camouflage Measure 32, Design 11a
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United States Photo(s) dated 21 Oct 1944
Baltimore overhauled at Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Oct 1944, cruiser Indianapolis in backgroundUSS Montpelier at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States following overhaul, 21 Oct 1944; USS Indianapolis in backgroundUSS Astoria off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 3USS Astoria off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944, photo 3 of 3; note OS2U Kingfisher aircraft on catapults
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Photo(s) dated 26 Oct 1944
Rear Admiral Carlton H. Wright pinning the Navy and Marine Corps Medal on Seaman 1st-class James A. Camper, Jr. for heroism displayed following the Port Chicago munitions explosion 17 Jul 1944. 26 Oct 1944 photo.
29 Oct 1944

United States Photo(s) dated 29 Oct 1944
The Escambia-class fleet oiler Tamalpais just after she was launched and being moved to the fitting out docks, Marinship, Sausalito, California, United States, 29 Oct 1944.The Escambia-class fleet oiler Tamalpais being christened during Flagship Day at Marinship, Sausalito, California, United States, 29 Oct 1944.Marinship Yard vice-president and general manager William E. Waste offering dignitary remarks during the christening of yard flagship Tamalpais, 29 Oct 1944, Sausalito, California, United States.
10 Nov 1944

United States Photo(s) dated 10 Nov 1944
USS Puffer off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 10 Nov 1944, photo 1 of 2USS Puffer off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 10 Nov 1944, photo 2 of 2
18 Nov 1944

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Stern view of USS Pompon off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 18 Nov 1944Port view of USS Pompon off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 18 Nov 1944Bow view of USS Pompon off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 18 Nov 1944
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USS Puffer in Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Nov 1944, photo 1 of 2USS Puffer in Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Nov 1944, photo 2 of 2
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1 Dec 1944

Photo(s) dated 1 Dec 1944
P-38 Lightning aircraft at rest on an airstrip in Chico, California, United States, 1 Dec 1944
2 Dec 1944

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  • USS Shamrock Bay embarked the aircraft of US Navy squadron VC-93 at San Diego, California, United States; the aircraft of VC-42 were already on board. ww2dbase [Shamrock Bay | San Diego, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 2 Dec 1944
Stern view of USS Springer, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Dec 1944Bow view of USS Springer, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Dec 1944Port side view of USS Springer, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Dec 1944
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6 Dec 1944

Photo(s) dated 6 Dec 1944
Aerial view of the Kaiser Company Shipyard No. 4 looking north, Richmond, California, United States, 6 Dec 1944.Aerial view of the Kaiser Company Shipyard No. 4 looking northwest, Richmond, California, United States, 6 Dec 1944.Aerial view of the Kaiser Company Shipyard No. 4 looking southwest, Richmond, California, United States, 6 Dec 1944.Overhead view of the Kaiser Company Shipyard No. 4, Richmond, California, United States, 6 Dec 1944.
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7 Dec 1944

Photo(s) dated 7 Dec 1944
View of IndianapolisView of IndianapolisView of IndianapolisView of Indianapolis
9 Dec 1944

Photo(s) dated 9 Dec 1944
Indianapolis off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 9 Dec 1944, photo 1 of 2Indianapolis off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 9 Dec 1944, photo 2 of 2
11 Dec 1944

Photo(s) dated 11 Dec 1944
Aerial view of Kaiser Richmond No. 3 Yard, Richmond, California, United States, 11 Dec 1944Aerial view of Kaiser Richmond No. 2 Yard, Richmond, California, United States, 11 Dec 1944.Aerial view of Permanente Metals Shipyard No. 1 looking south into San Francisco Bay, Richmond, California, United States, 11 Dec 1944. Note the prefabrication shed on the left and the large Ford assembly plant at top.Aerial view of Permanente Metals Shipyard No. 1 looking west, Richmond, California, United States, 11 Dec 1944. Shipyard No. 4 is just out of view to the upper right.
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13 Dec 1944

Photo(s) dated 13 Dec 1944
Overhead view of Permanente Metals Shipyard No. 1, Richmond, California, United States, 13 Dec 1944.
14 Dec 1944

Photo(s) dated 14 Dec 1944
Stephen Bechtel, J. A. Krug, and John A. McCone on a tour of the CalShip yard, Los Angeles, California, United States, 14 Dec 1944. Krug was the Chairman of the War Production Board.
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1 Jan 1945

Photo(s) dated 1 Jan 1945
USS Bennington steaming out of San Diego, California en route Pearl Harbor, Hawaii with a deck load of aircraft, 1 Jan 1945.
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8 Jan 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 8 Jan 1945
Overhead view of Permanente Metals Shipyard No. 2, Richmond, California, United States, 8 Jan 1945.Overhead view of the Kaiser Cargo Company Shipyard No. 3, Richmond, California, United States, 8 Jan 1945.
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19 Jan 1945

Photo(s) dated 19 Jan 1945
With her deck loaded with aircraft, Light Carrier USS Belleau Wood riding at anchor off Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, California, United States, 19 Jan 1945
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6 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 6 Feb 1945
Louisville about to enter the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States for repairs, 6 Feb 1945; text on photograph denoted special attack damage sustained on 6 Jan 1945
7 Feb 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 7 Feb 1945
USS Cod off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 7 Feb 1945, photo 1 of 3USS Cod off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 7 Feb 1945, photo 2 of 3USS Cod off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 7 Feb 1945, photo 3 of 3
13 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 13 Feb 1945
USS Cero off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 13 Feb 1945, photo 1 of 3USS Cero off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 13 Feb 1945, photo 2 of 3USS Cero off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 13 Feb 1945, photo 3 of 3
24 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 24 Feb 1945
USS Tambor, USS Ray, USS Greenling, USS Cero (barely visible), and USS Raton (barely visible) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 24 Feb 1945
26 Feb 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 26 Feb 1945
USS Sand Lance off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Feb 1945; note USS Snapper, USS Cero, or USS Raton in background
28 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 28 Feb 1945
Mugford off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Feb 1945, photo 1 of 2Mugford off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Feb 1945, photo 2 of 2
8 Mar 1945

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9 Mar 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 9 Mar 1945
USS Dragonet off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 9 March 1945, photo 1 of 2USS Dragonet off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 9 March 1945, photo 2 of 2USS Ray off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, having just exited Napa River into San Pablo Bay, 9 Mar 1945Bow view of USS Ray, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 9 Mar 1945
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12 Mar 1945

Photo(s) dated 12 Mar 1945
USS Raton at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 12 Mar 1945; note USS Ray in background
13 Mar 1945

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18 Mar 1945

Photo(s) dated 18 Mar 1945
US battleship Iowa in her brand new Measure 22 paint off Hunter’s Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco Bay, California, United States, 18 Mar 1945. Note that the rounded areas of the bridge have been squared off.
19 Mar 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 19 Mar 1945
USS Iowa departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, circa 19 Mar 1945
26 Mar 1945

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29 Mar 1945

Photo(s) dated 29 Mar 1945
Painted bow of the tanker Torrance Hills ready for launch at the Marinship yard, Sausalito, California, United States, 29 Mar 1945. The painting commemorates the third anniversary of Marinship.
4 Apr 1945

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  • USS Alabama departed California, United States. ww2dbase [Alabama | California | CPC]
5 Apr 1945

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7 Apr 1945

Photo(s) dated 7 Apr 1945
Louisville off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 7 Apr 1945
14 Apr 1945

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15 Apr 1945

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25 Apr 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 25 Apr 1945
Marinship Company president Stephen Bechtel, Sr., left, and HRH Prince Faisal Ibn Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia and his party touring the Marinship yard, Sausalito, California, United States, 25 Apr 1945.Marinship Company president Stephen Bechtel, Sr., left, and HRH Prince Faisal Ibn Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia and his party boarding the tanker Tamalpais at the Marinship yard, Sausalito, California, 25 Apr 1945.
26 Apr 1945

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4 May 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 4 May 1945
USS Gunnel off Hunters Point, San Francisco, California, United States, 4 May 1945
7 May 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 7 May 1945
View of the conning tower of USS Barb, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 7 May 1945; note USS Sunfish in background
12 May 1945

Photo(s) dated 12 May 1945
Cowpens off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 12 May 1945
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16 May 1945

Photo(s) dated 16 May 1945
USS Chester at Mare Island Nay Yard on 16 May 1945 after an overhaul that drastically altered her appearance. The foremast was shortened while the mainmast was shifted forward and mounted to the aft smoke stack
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24 May 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 24 May 1945
An aerial view of the San Francisco Naval Shipyard at Hunters Point, San Francisco, California United States, May 24, 1945.
30 May 1945

Photo(s) dated 30 May 1945
USS Archerfish underway, probably in the San Francisco Bay area, California, United States, 30 May 1945, photo 1 of 2USS Archerfish underway, probably in the San Francisco Bay area, California, United States, 30 May 1945, photo 2 of 2
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5 Jun 1945

Photo(s) dated 5 Jun 1945
USS Archerfish off HunterUSS Archerfish departing Hunter
7 Jun 1945

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14 Jun 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 14 Jun 1945
Drydock No. 1 at San Pedro, California, United States, one of the largest drydocks on the west coast, full of ships for upkeep, repair, and conversion, about 14 Jun 1945.
16 Jun 1945

Photo(s) dated 16 Jun 1945
The christening party waves as the Rice Victory slides down the ways, 16 Jun 1945, CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States.
18 Jun 1945

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20 Jun 1945

Photo(s) dated 20 Jun 1945
USS Hoe off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Jun 1945, photo 1 of 2USS Hoe off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Jun 1945, photo 2 of 2Stern view of USS Hoe, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Jun 1945USS Hoe at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Jun 1945, photo 1 of 2; note circle showing recently received equipment
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23 Jun 1945

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  • USS Tamalpais departed San Pedro, California unescorted bound for Eniwetok, Marshall Islands with a load of fresh water. ww2dbase [Tamalpais | San Pedro, California | DS]
26 Jun 1945

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  • The United Nations charter was signed at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [San Francisco, California | TH, CPC]
  • As Jan Smuts affixed his signature to the United Nations Charter at San Francisco, California, United States, he became the only person to have signed the documents forming the League of Nations and the United Nations. ww2dbase [Jan Smuts | San Francisco, California | CPC]
  • V. K. "Wellington" Koo led the 8-person Chinese delegation in the signing of the United Nations charter at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Wellington Koo | San Francisco, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Jun 1945
Ginling Women
3 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 3 Jul 1945
Cruiser Pensacola at end of her final overhaul, with circles marking alterations to the ship, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 3 Jul 1945; note cruiser Indianapolis and lighter YF-390
5 Jul 1945

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8 Jul 1945

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  • After loading aircraft and personnel for transportation, escort carrier USS Bogue departed San Diego bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ww2dbase [Bogue | San Diego, California | DS]
10 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 10 Jul 1945
Indianapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, 10 Jul 1945, photo 1 of 4Indianapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, 10 Jul 1945, photo 2 of 4Indianapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, 10 Jul 1945, photo 3 of 4Indianapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 10 Jul 1945
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12 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 12 Jul 1945
Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, for upgrades, 12 Jul 1945, photo 1 of 4Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, for upgrades, 12 Jul 1945, photo 2 of 4Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, for upgrades, 12 Jul 1945, photo 3 of 4Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, for upgrades, 12 Jul 1945, photo 4 of 4
16 Jul 1945

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  • The cruiser USS Indianapolis sailed from San Francisco, California, United States with a top secret cargo - components of the atomic bomb to be dropped on Hiroshima unless the Japanese surrendered. The Indianapolis would take 10 days to sail to the island of Tinian, Mariana Islands where US B-29 bombers were waiting. ww2dbase [Indianapolis | San Francisco, California | AC]
17 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 17 Jul 1945
USS Sunfish at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Jul 1945
20 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 20 Jul 1945
Stern view of USS Mingo departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Jul 1945Bow view of USS Mingo departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Jul 1945
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31 Jul 1945

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5 Aug 1945

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6 Aug 1945

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  • Major Dick Bong, with 40 kills to his credit over the Pacific and his country's top scoring fighter ace of the war, and the holder of the Medal of Honor, was killed at the age of 24 when the Lockheed Shooting Star in which he was carrying out test flights stalled on takeoff and crashed in Burbank, California, United States. ww2dbase [Burbank Lockheed Aircraft Factory | Richard Bong | Burbank, California | AC]
7 Aug 1945

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9 Aug 1945

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10 Aug 1945

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  • Destroyer USS Shaw departed San Diego bound for Mare Island Naval Shipyard. ww2dbase [Shaw | San Diego, California | DS]
  • The last ship completed at by Marinship Shipbuilding, fleet oiler USS Mission Los Angeles, was delivered to the Navy. Seven other tankers had their contracts cancelled and were never laid down. Marinship closed a short time later. ww2dbase [Marinship Shipbuilding | Sausalito, California | DS]
11 Aug 1945

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12 Aug 1945

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  • Destroyer USS Shaw arrived in San Francisco, California and was re-routed to Hunters Point Naval Shipyard for removal of two quad 40mm guns. ww2dbase [Shaw | San Francisco, California | DS]
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2 Sep 1945

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5 Sep 1945

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7 Sep 1945

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  • While at Alameda, Captain Jesse McClure relieved Captain Dufek as commanding officer of USS Bogue. ww2dbase [Bogue | Alameda, California | DS]
Photo(s) dated 7 Sep 1945
Captain Jesse McClure (at microphone) relieving Captain George Dufek as commanding officer of escort carrier USS Bogue at Alameda, California, United States, 7 Sep 1945.
10 Sep 1945

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11 Sep 1945

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12 Sep 1945

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  • The personnel of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 held a reunion at Naval Air Station Alameda in California, United States, where the recently liberated prisoner of war Gregory Boyington would see his former squadron mates for the first time since he became captured. The Chance Vought corporation paid for the dinner at the nearby St. Francis Hotel. ww2dbase [Alameda, California | CPC]
14 Sep 1945

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22 Sep 1945

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  • USS Becuna arrived at San Diego, California, United States and was assigned to the Submarine Force of the US Navy Pacific Fleet. ww2dbase [Becuna | San Diego, California | CPC]
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19 Oct 1945

Photo(s) dated 19 Oct 1945
USS Parche and another submarine at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19-23 Oct 1945
20 Oct 1945

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  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) entered San Francisco Bay, California, United States after a non-stop voyage from Okinawa loaded with returning US servicemen, moored at the Alameda Naval Air Station, and began discharging passengers. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | San Francisco, California | DS]
23 Oct 1945

Photo(s) dated 23 Oct 1945
USS Anzio in San Francisco Bay, California, United States, 23 Oct 1945
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27 Oct 1945

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29 Oct 1945

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  • USS Alabama departed San Francisco, California, United States and arrived at San Pedro, which was also in California. ww2dbase [Alabama | San Francisco, California | CPC]
31 Oct 1945

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1 Nov 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 1 Nov 1945
USS San Diego in drydock No. 2 of Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Nov 1945, photo 1 of 2USS San Diego in drydock No. 2 of Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Nov 1945, photo 2 of 2
2 Nov 1945

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  • USS Shamrock Bay arrived at San Diego, California, United States, bringing back US servicemen from Pacific bases. ww2dbase [Shamrock Bay | San Diego, California | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) stood out of San Francisco Bay, California, United States bound for Guam, Mariana Islands on a mission to return of American servicemen to the United States. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | San Francisco, California | DS]
11 Nov 1945

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  • Joseph Rochefort was ordered to travel from California, United States to Washington DC, United States as a witness for a Pearl Harbor raid investigation. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | California | CPC]
13 Nov 1945

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6 Dec 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 6 Dec 1945
US submarines Bashaw, Mingo, Dragonet, Guavina, Sunfish, Sargo, Spearfish, and Saury at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 6 Dec 1945
8 Dec 1945

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  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) departed San Francisco, California, United States for the Far East. Initially routed to Samar in the Philippines, but en route she was diverted to Manila, Philippines. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | San Francisco, California | DS]
10 Dec 1945

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13 Dec 1945

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21 Dec 1945

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2 Jan 1946

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  • After overhaul at Mare Island and training operations out of San Francisco Bay, USS Parche departed San Francisco, California United States for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Parche | Vallejo, California | CPC]
3 Jan 1946

Photo(s) dated 3 Jan 1946
Tiru under construction at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Jan 1946; submarines in background were Bashaw, Pampanito, Mingo, Gurnard, Macabi, Tunny, Guavina, and Sand LanceInactivated submarines at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Jan 1946
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7 Jan 1946

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  • Escort carrier USS Card departed Alameda, California bound for Norfolk, Virginia. ww2dbase [Card | Alameda, California | DS]
8 Jan 1946

United States Photo(s) dated 8 Jan 1946
Ending her last operational voyage, escort carrier USS Bogue arrived at Alameda, California, United States, with a deck load of surrendered Japanese aircraft, 8 Jan 1946. Note Bogue’s Measure 21 paint.
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18 Jan 1946

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21 Jan 1946

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  • USS Nashville departed San Francisco, California, United States for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States via the Panama Canal. ww2dbase [Nashville | San Francisco, California | CPC]
22 Jan 1946

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26 Jan 1946

United States
  • USS Saint Paul arrived at Terminal Island Naval Shipyard near Los Angeles, California, United States for repairs. ww2dbase [Saint Paul | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
27 Jan 1946

United States
  • USS Charr arrived at San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Charr | San Diego, California | CPC]
  • Colonel William Councill made the first transcontinental jet flight across the United States (Long Beach, California to New York, New York) in a P-80 jet fighter. The flight time was 4 hours, 13 minutes, and 26 seconds, and the average speed of 940 kilometers per hour (584 miles per hour). ww2dbase [P-80 Shooting Star | Long Beach, California | CPC]
29 Jan 1946

United States Photo(s) dated 29 Jan 1946
USS Besugo at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 29 Jan 1946; note USS Spadefish and USS Barbero in background
12 Feb 1946

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26 Feb 1946

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27 Feb 1946

United States
  • USS Alabama departed San Pedro, California, United States for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Alabama | San Pedro, California | CPC]
28 Feb 1946

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1 Mar 1946

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2 Mar 1946

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13 Mar 1946

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14 Mar 1946

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17 Mar 1946

Photo(s) dated 17 Mar 1946
USS Indiana, USS Massachusetts, and USS Alabama at the Embarcadero, San Francisco, California, United States, 17 Mar 1946
18 Mar 1946

Photo(s) dated 18 Mar 1946
Eleven submarines of the reserve fleet laid up in the Napa River at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 18 Mar 1946.
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1 Apr 1946

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15 Apr 1946

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16 Apr 1946

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23 Apr 1946

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24 Apr 1946

United States Photo(s) dated 24 Apr 1946
Stern view of USS Segundo departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 24 Apr 1946Broadside view of USS Segundo departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 24 Apr 1946, photo 1 of 2Bow view of USS Segundo departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 24 Apr 1946Broadside view of USS Segundo departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 24 Apr 1946, photo 2 of 2
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Photo(s) dated 2 May 1946
Cruiser USS Pasadena anchored off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 2 May 1946.Cruiser USS Pasadena laying off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 2 May 1946.
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31 May 1946

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12 Jun 1946

United States Photo(s) dated 12 Jun 1946
USS Boarfish and USS Blueback in the drydock at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 12 Jun 1946
15 Jun 1946

United States
  • USS Mero was decommissioned from service at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States and was assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Mero | Vallejo, California | CPC]
19 Jun 1946

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27 Jun 1946

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28 Jun 1946

Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1946
USS Blackfin departing Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Jun 1946, photo 1 of 3USS Blackfin departing Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Jun 1946, photo 2 of 3USS Blackfin departing Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Jun 1946, photo 3 of 3
12 Jul 1946

Photo(s) dated 12 Jul 1946
Decommissioning ceremony of USS Puffer, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 12 Jul 1946
22 Jul 1946

Photo(s) dated 22 Jul 1946
USS Sea Cat off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Jul 1946P-80A Shooting Star aircraft, Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffet Field, California, United States, 22 July 1946
23 Jul 1946

Photo(s) dated 23 Jul 1946
USS Sea Cat at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 23 Jul 1946
26 Jul 1946

United States Photo(s) dated 26 Jul 1946
Commander Samuel Bussey at the commissioning ceremony of USS Barbero, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Jul 1948
1 Aug 1946

United States
  • USS Saint Paul arrived at Terminal Island Naval Shipyard near Los Angeles, California, United States for a scheduled overhaul. ww2dbase [Saint Paul | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
9 Sep 1946

United States
  • USS Boarfish departed California, United States for a tour in the western Pacific. ww2dbase [Boarfish | California | CPC]
16 Sep 1946

Photo(s) dated 16 Sep 1946
USS Charr off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 16 Sep 1946
20 Sep 1946

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4 Oct 1946

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12 Oct 1946

United States
  • Joseph Stilwell passed away from stomach cancer at the Presidio of San Francisco military base in San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | San Francisco, California | CPC]
14 Oct 1946

United States Photo(s) dated 14 Oct 1946
USS Parche arriving at Mare Island Naval Shipyard for deactivation overhaul, 14 Oct 1946. Parche had already withstood two atomic bomb explosions at Bikini Atoll and a decontamination process at Pearl Harbor.
17 Oct 1946

Photo(s) dated 17 Oct 1946
USS Parche at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Oct 1946USS Dentuda, USS Searaven, and USS Tuna in foreground, with USS Parche, USS Bluegill, and USS Hackleback also present, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Oct 1946
7 Dec 1946

United States
  • The Torrance Municipal Airport in Torrance, California, United States was renamed Zamperini Field in honor of Louis Zamperini. ww2dbase [Louis Zamperini | Torrance, California | CPC]
11 Dec 1946

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1 Jan 1947

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27 Jan 1947

United States
  • USS Charr arrived at San Diego, California, United States, ending the simulated war patrol. During the patrol she visited Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii; Subic Bay, Philippine Islands; Shanghai and Qingdao, China; and Yokosuka, Japan. ww2dbase [Charr | San Diego, California | CPC]
1 Feb 1947

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14 Feb 1947

Photo(s) dated 14 Feb 1947
Submarines Sawfish, Pargo, Puffer, and Steelhead at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 14 Feb 1947
15 Feb 1947

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23 Mar 1947

Photo(s) dated 23 Mar 1947
Ira Hayes, left, Mayor Fletcher Bowron, seated, and Sgt Henry Reed, survivor of the Bataan Death March, at Bowron
30 Apr 1947

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1 May 1947

United States
  • USS Sterlet reported to the Pacific Reserve Fleet at San Francisco, California, United States for inactivation. ww2dbase [Sterlet | San Francisco, California | CPC]
6 May 1947

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24 May 1947

Photo(s) dated 24 May 1947
Battleship USS Iowa on display in San Francisco Bay, California, United States, 24 May 1947. Note San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island in the background.
25 Aug 1947

Photo(s) dated 25 Aug 1947
Stern view of USS Becuna departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 25 Aug 1947Broadside view of USS Becuna departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 25 Aug 1947Bow view of USS Becuna departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 25 Aug 1947
22 Sep 1947

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29 Sep 1947

United States
  • USS Brill began a scheduled overhaul at San Francisco Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Brill | San Francisco, California | CPC]
1 Oct 1947

United States
  • XP-86 prototype jet fighter flew for the first time at Muroc Field, California, United States with George Welch in the cockpit. ww2dbase [George Welch | Lancaster, California | CPC]
14 Oct 1947

United States
  • Over the Mojave Desert in California, United States, Captain Chuck Yeager flew the X-1 prototype rocket-powered aircraft out of the bomb bay of a B-29 bomber at the altitude of 23,000 feet, ascended to 43,000 feet, and broke the sound barrier at the speed of 700 miles per hour. ww2dbase [Charles Yeager | California | CPC]
2 Nov 1947

United States
  • Millionaire Howard Hughes piloted his 180-ton Hercules flying-boat as it took to the air for its only flight over Los Angeles harbour, California, United States, covering a distance of just one mile. Seven times the size of the DC-6 aircraft, the then largest operational commercial airliner, it was also the largest flying-boat ever built. Powered by eight Pratt & Whitney piston engines it was intended that it would carry up to 700 passengers. ww2dbase [Los Angeles, California | AC]
4 Nov 1947

Photo(s) dated 4 Nov 1947
USS Blenny off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 4 Nov 1947, photo 1 of 3USS Blenny off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 4 Nov 1947, photo 2 of 3USS Blenny off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 4 Nov 1947, photo 3 of 3
15 Nov 1947

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10 Feb 1948

Photo(s) dated 10 Feb 1948
Commander Mason and other officers at the commissioning ceremony of USS Baya, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 10 Feb 1948
21 Feb 1948

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3 Mar 1948

Photo(s) dated 3 Mar 1948
USS Chub departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Mar 1948
23 Jun 1948

Photo(s) dated 23 Jun 1948
Northrop P-61B Black Widow night fighter with the 317th Fighter Squadron (All Weather) flies above the San Francisco fog over Sausalito, California, United States, Jun 23, 1948.
18 Sep 1948

United States
21 Sep 1948

Photo(s) dated 21 Sep 1948
USS Barbero at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 21 Sep 1948Port side view of USS Barbero, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 21 Sep 1948Starboard side view of USS Barbero, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 21 Sep 1948Stern view of USS Barbero, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 21 Sep 1948
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Photo(s) dated 13 Oct 1948
American submarine USS Icefish as a member of the Reserve Fleet at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 13 Oct 1948; other submarines shown were Jallao, Trepang, Spot, SticklebackSubmarines Dragonet, Spadefish, and others at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 13 Oct 1948
19 Nov 1948

United States Photo(s) dated 19 Nov 1948
Decommissioning of USS Blackfin, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 19 Nov 1948
16 May 1949

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23 Jun 1949

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8 Aug 1949

Photo(s) dated 8 Aug 1949
USS Segundo off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 8 Aug 1949
24 Aug 1949

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14 Dec 1949

Photo(s) dated 14 Dec 1949
Actor John Wayne, Major General Graves Erskine, and others at the premier of the film Sands of Iwo Jima, 14 Dec 1949
3 Jan 1950

United States
  • USS Bugara completed a scheduled overhaul at San Francisco, California, United States and returned to Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Bugara | San Francisco, California | CPC]
15 Jan 1950

United States
10 Feb 1950

United States Photo(s) dated 10 Feb 1950
Decommissioning ceremony of USS Capitaine, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Feb 1950
15 May 1950

Photo(s) dated 15 May 1950
Tourists visiting USS Pintado, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 May 1950
1 Jun 1950

United States
  • Long Beach Naval Shipyard near Los Angeles, California, United States was placed in inactive status. ww2dbase [Los Angeles, California | CPC]
30 Jun 1950

United States Photo(s) dated 30 Jun 1950
Commander C. P. Callahan and Captain B. E. Bacon, Jr. at the decommissioning ceremony of USS Barbero, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Jun 1950, photo 1 of 2Commander C. P. Callahan and Captain B. E. Bacon, Jr. at the decommissioning ceremony of USS Barbero, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Jun 1950, photo 2 of 2
26 Aug 1950

United States
  • USS Sterlet was recommissioned into service at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States with Lieutenant Commander George W. Kittredge in command. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Sterlet | Vallejo, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Aug 1950
Recommissioning ceremony of USS Sterlet at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1950
25 Sep 1950

United States
28 Sep 1950

Photo(s) dated 28 Sep 1950
Submarines Dragonet, Menhaden, Mapiro, Seahorse, Sand Lance, Batfish, Capitaine, Pipefish, and Manta at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 28 Sep 1950
4 Jan 1951

United States
  • Long Beach Naval Shipyard near Los Angeles, California, United States was reactivated. ww2dbase [Los Angeles, California | CPC]
26 Jan 1951

United States
  • USS Independence was scuttled about 30 miles (about 50 kilometers) off Half Moon Bay, California, United States. The wreck would be discovered by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 2015. ww2dbase [Independence | California | CPC]
7 Apr 1951

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10 Jul 1951

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7 Aug 1951

Photo(s) dated 7 Aug 1951
Recommissioning of USS Menhaden, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 7 Aug 1951
8 Sep 1951

United States
  • The Treaty of San Francisco was signed by 48 nations at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, California, United States. When it would take effect in the following year, WW2 would finally officially end. ww2dbase [San Francisco Peace Conference | San Francisco, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 8 Sep 1951
Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida signing the Treaty of San Francisco, California, United States, 8 Sep 1951, photo 1 of 2Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida signing the Treaty of San Francisco, California, United States, 8 Sep 1951, photo 2 of 2
25 Sep 1951

Photo(s) dated 25 Sep 1951
USS Caiman departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 25 Sep 1951, photo 1 of 2USS Caiman departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 25 Sep 1951, photo 2 of 2USS Caiman at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 25 Sep 1951; note USS Charr and USS Baya in background
5 Nov 1951

United States Photo(s) dated 5 Nov 1951
USS Charr off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 5 Nov 1951
9 Nov 1951

Photo(s) dated 9 Nov 1951
USS Charr at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 9 Nov 1951, photo 1 of 2; note USS Baya and USS Montrose nearbyUSS Charr at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 9 Nov 1951, photo 2 of 2
19 Nov 1951

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6 Feb 1952

Photo(s) dated 6 Feb 1952
Recommissioning ceremony of Guitarro, Hammerhead, and Hardhead at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 6 Feb 1952
14 Feb 1952

Photo(s) dated 14 Feb 1952
USS Carbonero off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 14 Feb 1952, photo 1 of 2; note Regulus missile launcherUSS Carbonero off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 14 Feb 1952, photo 2 of 2; note Regulus missile launcher
18 Feb 1952

Photo(s) dated 18 Feb 1952
Aft plan view looking forward of USS Carbonero at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 18 Feb 1952, photo 1 of 2; note USS Diodon outboard and USS Segundo forwardAft plan view looking forward of USS Carbonero at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 18 Feb 1952, photo 2 of 2; note Diodon, Guitarro, Hardhead, and Juneau nearby
25 Mar 1952

Photo(s) dated 25 Mar 1952
USS Archerfish at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 25 Mar 1952, photo 1 of 3USS Archerfish at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 25 Mar 1952, photo 2 of 3USS Archerfish at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 25 Mar 1952, photo 3 of 3
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19 Apr 1952

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28 May 1952

Photo(s) dated 28 May 1952
USS Archerfish off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 28 May 1952
24 Jun 1952

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13 Aug 1952

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2 Oct 1952

United States
28 Feb 1953

United States
  • USS Saint Paul departed California, United States for Korea. ww2dbase [Saint Paul | California | CPC]
9 Mar 1953

Photo(s) dated 9 Mar 1953
Elizabeth Murphy, Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, Harry Murphy, and Rear Admiral L. S. Fiske at the recommissioning ceremony of USS Menhaden, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 9 Mar 1953
4 May 1953

Photo(s) dated 4 May 1953
USS Menhaden departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 4 May 1953, photo 1 of 2USS Menhaden departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 4 May 1953, photo 2 of 2
18 May 1953

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12 Jun 1953

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6 Jul 1953

Photo(s) dated 6 Jul 1953
Crew of USS Segundo being inspected during change of command ceremony, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 6 Jul 1953
21 Sep 1953

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30 Sep 1953

United States
  • Lieutenant Commander J. O. House, Jr. relieved Commander W. P. Murphy at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States as the commanding officer of USS Carbonero. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Carbonero | Vallejo, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Sep 1953
Lieutenant Commander J. O. House, Jr. relieving Commander W. P. Murphy as the commanding officer of USS Carbonero, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 30 Sep 1953
14 Oct 1953

United States
  • USS Charr completed her overhaul at San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States for overhaul. ww2dbase [Charr | San Francisco, California | CPC]
22 Nov 1953

United States
  • USS Charr sponsored the Girl Scout Mariner Ship 36 Sea Tiger of Pasadena, California, United States; the ceremony was held aboard USS Charr at Long Beach, California. ww2dbase [Charr | Long Beach, California | CPC]
1 Dec 1953

United States Photo(s) dated 1 Dec 1953
Lieutenant Commander George Kittredge being relieved by the new commanding officer of USS Sterlet, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Dec 1953
2 Dec 1953

Photo(s) dated 2 Dec 1953
Submarine Tinosa after her deactivation overhaul and decommissioning at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Dec 1953.
23 Mar 1954

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15 May 1954

Photo(s) dated 15 May 1954
Recommissioning ceremony of Guitarro, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 May 1954
13 Jun 1954

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23 Jul 1954

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18 Sep 1954

Photo(s) dated 18 Sep 1954
Submarines Pomodon and Menhaden at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 18 Sep 1954
7 Dec 1954

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15 Dec 1954

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1 Feb 1955

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30 Jun 1955

United States
  • USS Charr arrived at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States. Lieutenant Commander R. A. Harris relieved Commander W. A. Whitman as the new commanding officer. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Charr | Vallejo, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Jun 1955
Lieutenant Commander R. A. Harris assuming command of USS Charr, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 30 Jun 1955
18 Aug 1955

United States
18 Oct 1955

Photo(s) dated 18 Oct 1955
Crew of USS Segundo hearing an address during her change of command at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 18 Oct 1955
25 Oct 1955

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28 Nov 1955

Photo(s) dated 28 Nov 1955
USS Segundo underway off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 28 Nov 1955
29 Nov 1955

United States Photo(s) dated 29 Nov 1955
USS Charr departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 29 Nov 1955
1 Dec 1955

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6 Jan 1956

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3 Apr 1956

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15 Apr 1956

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9 May 1956

Photo(s) dated 9 May 1956
USS Rock at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 9 May 1956, photo 1 of 2USS Rock at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 9 May 1956, photo 2 of 2
19 May 1956

Photo(s) dated 19 May 1956
Visitors aboard USS Macabi at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, Armed Forces Day, 19 May 1956Visitors looking through the periscope of USS Macabi at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, Armed Forces Day, 19 May 1956
23 May 1956

United States
4 Jun 1956

United States
  • USS Charr departed San Diego, California, United States for the First Fleet Pacific Training Exercise in San Francisco Bay area to the north. ww2dbase [Charr | San Diego, California | CPC]
18 Jun 1956

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15 Oct 1956

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1 Nov 1956

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6 Nov 1956

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31 Jan 1957

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23 Feb 1957

United States Photo(s) dated 23 Feb 1957
Lieutenant Eugene Dente speaking at the USS Capitaine recommissioning ceremony, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 23 Feb 1957
21 May 1957

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14 Oct 1957

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3 Jun 1958

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28 Jul 1958

Photo(s) dated 28 Jul 1958
USS Rock at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 28 Jul 1958
25 Aug 1958

United States
11 Sep 1958

United States
  • USS Charr departed San Diego, California, United States for exercises with Canadian Navy vessels. ww2dbase [Charr | San Diego, California | CPC]
4 May 1959

United States
28 Oct 1959

United States
20 Apr 1960

United States
  • USS Mero was decommissioned from US Navy service at San Francisco, California, United States and was leased to Turkey. ww2dbase [Mero | San Francisco, California | CPC]
11 Jul 1960

United States
  • USS Charr departed San Diego, California, United States for Olympia, Washington, United States for the Capitol Lake Fair Celebration. ww2dbase [Charr | San Diego, California | CPC]
22 Jul 1960

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23 Sep 1960

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15 Nov 1960

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5 Dec 1960

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12 Dec 1960

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14 Dec 1960

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12 Feb 1961

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24 Feb 1961

United States
  • USS Charr departed San Diego, California, United States for a tour in Asian waters. ww2dbase [Charr | San Diego, California | CPC]
27 Apr 1961

United States
17 Aug 1961

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26 Aug 1961

Photo(s) dated 26 Aug 1961
Forward twin 5”/38 caliber gun turrets aboard Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer USS O’Brien at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 26 Aug 1961. Note the Hedgehog launchers behind the turrets.
9 Nov 1961

United States
17 Mar 1962

United States
17 May 1962

United States
3 Nov 1962

United States
  • USS Charr departed San Diego, California, United States for a tour in Asian waters. ww2dbase [Charr | San Diego, California | CPC]
6 Nov 1962

United States
  • While at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California, United States, submarine Hackleback was reclassified an auxiliary research submarine and received the new designation AGSS-295. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Hackleback | Vallejo, California | CPC]
10 May 1963

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13 May 1963

Photo(s) dated 13 May 1963
USS Preston passing Point Loma and into open water as she leaves San Diego, California, United States, 13 May 1963
1 Jul 1963

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10 Jul 1963

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29 Nov 1963

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20 Feb 1966

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30 Jun 1966

United States
30 Sep 1966

Photo(s) dated 30 Sep 1966
USS Hornet, USS Ticonderoga, USS Chicago, USS Hooper, and other ships at Hunter
22 Oct 1966

Photo(s) dated 22 Oct 1966
USS Preston off San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Oct 1966, photo 1 of 6USS Preston off San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Oct 1966, photo 2 of 6USS Preston off San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Oct 1966, photo 3 of 6USS Preston off San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Oct 1966, photo 4 of 6
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12 Dec 1966

United States
14 Dec 1966

United States
20 Dec 1966

United States
13 Feb 1967

United States
  • USS Charr departed San Diego, California, United States for Puget Sound, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Charr | San Diego, California | CPC]
1 Mar 1967

United States
21 Mar 1967

United States
23 May 1967

United States
29 May 1967

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4 Dec 1968

United States
  • Submarine Hackleback, physically at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard at Vallejo, California, United States, was sold to the Zidell Explorations of Portland, Oregon, United States for scrapping. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Hackleback | Vallejo, California | CPC]
11 Jul 1969

United States
  • USS Rock departed San Diego, California, United States for Hawaii, United States in support of fleet training operations. ww2dbase [Rock | San Diego, California | CPC]
13 Sep 1969

United States
  • USS Rock was decommissioned for the second and final time at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California, United States, and was struck from the US Naval Register. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Rock | Vallejo, California | CPC]
18 Jul 1970

Photo(s) dated 18 Jul 1970
USS Hancock, USS Midway, USS Kitty Hawk, and USS Ticonderoga at Pier J, Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California, United States, 18 Jul 1970
26 Apr 1971

United States
30 Apr 1971

Photo(s) dated 30 Apr 1971
Inactive US Navy submarines Cusk, Rock, Bashaw, Spinax, Pomodon, Medregal, and Diodon at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 30 Apr 1971
1 Feb 1972

United States
17 May 1972

Photo(s) dated 17 May 1972
Carrier Ticonderoga underway off San Diego, California, United States after departing Naval Air Station, North Island for Vietnam, 17 May 1972
17 Sep 1972

United States
14 Apr 1973

Photo(s) dated 14 Apr 1973
California historical marker at the main entrance of the Manzanar Relocation Center for deported Japanese-Americans, Inyo County, California, United States. The plaque was placed on 14 Apr 1973.
31 Aug 1973

United States
1 Sep 1973

United States
16 Nov 1973

United States
1 Sep 1975

United States
12 May 1976

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort received a luncheon in his honor, hosted by civic leaders of the towns of Torrance and Redondo Beach in California, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | California | CPC]
20 Jul 1976

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort passed away after a heart attack at the Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, California, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | Torrance, California | CPC]
10 Nov 1983

United States
10 May 1986

United States
1 Sep 1988

United States
27 Sep 1993

United States
1 Apr 1996

United States
28 Sep 1997

United States
17 Oct 1998

United States
21 Apr 2001

United States
30 Mar 2005

United States
  • Fred Korematsu passed away from respiratory failure at his daughter's home in Marin County, California, United States. ww2dbase [Fred Korematsu | Marin, California | CPC]
29 Dec 2005

United States
29 Mar 2008

Photo(s) dated 29 Mar 2008
Grave of Chester Nimitz, Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California, United States, 29 Mar 2008
24 May 2008

United States
23 Sep 2010

United States
  • Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, United States declared 30 Jan of each year the Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution. ww2dbase [Fred Korematsu | California | CPC]
24 Sep 2010

United States
  • The city council of Los Angeles, California, United States passed a resolution to support Pacific Battleship Center's proposal to bring battleship Iowa to Los Angeles. ww2dbase [Iowa | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
7 Oct 2010

United States
  • The Board of Harbor Commissioners of Los Angeles, California, United States tentatively welcomed battleship Iowa as a museum ship in Los Angeles. ww2dbase [Iowa | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
4 Nov 2010

United States
  • Pier 87 in the Port of Los Angeles, California, United States was named as a recommended location for battleship Iowa as a museum ship. ww2dbase [Iowa | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
18 Nov 2010

United States
  • The commissioners of Port of Los Angeles, California, United States approved Berth 87 as the future home of battleship Iowa. ww2dbase [Iowa | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
24 Apr 2011

United States
  • Louis Zamperini was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Azusa Pacific University of Azusa, California, United States. ww2dbase [Louis Zamperini | Azusa, California | CPC]
6 Sep 2011

United States
  • The US Navy awarded battleship Iowa to the Pacific Battleship Center for placement at the Port of Los Angeles, California, United States as a museum ship. ww2dbase [Iowa | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
28 Oct 2011

United States
10 Dec 2011

United States
  • Battleship Iowa was opened to tourists as a museum ship at Port of Richmond, California, United States. ww2dbase [Iowa | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
1 Jan 2012

Photo(s) dated 1 Jan 2012
Battleship Iowa at Terminal 3, Richmond, California, United States, 1 Jan 2012
7 Jun 2012

United States
4 Jul 2013

Photo(s) dated 4 Jul 2013
Panzer III tank, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, United States, 4-7 Jul 2013, photo 1 of 2Panzer III tank, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, United States, 4-7 Jul 2013, photo 2 of 2
8 Aug 2013

Photo(s) dated 8 Aug 2013
Memorial to US 442nd Combat Team consisted of Japanese-Americans, San Mateo, California, United States, 8 Aug 2013
2 Jul 2014

United States
25 Nov 2014

Photo(s) dated 25 Nov 2014
Museum ship Pampanito, Fisherman
27 Jul 2015

Photo(s) dated 27 Jul 2015
Republic of China President Ma Ying-jeou and Flying Tigers veteran Harold Javitt at the Yanks Air Museum, Chino, California, United States, 27 Jul 2015
15 Nov 2020

United States
7 Dec 2020

United States

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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