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Port Chicago Naval Magazine

National Memorial - California

The Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial is a memorial dedicated in 1994 recognizing the dead of the Port Chicago disaster, and the critical role played by Port Chicago, California during World War II, in serving as the main facility for the Pacific Theater of Operations. The memorial is located at the Concord Naval Weapons Station near Concord, California, in the United States.

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https://www.nps.gov/poch/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Chicago_Naval_Magazine_National_Memorial The Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial is a memorial dedicated in 1994 recognizing the dead of the Port Chicago disaster, and the critical role played by Port Chicago, California during World War II, in serving as the main facility for the Pacific Theater of Operations. The memorial is located at the Concord Naval Weapons Station near Concord, California, in the United States. On the evening of July 17, 1944, residents in the San Francisco east bay area were jolted awake by a massive explosion that cracked windows and lit up the night sky. At Port Chicago Naval Magazine, 320 men were instantly killed when two ships being loaded with ammunition for the Pacific theater troops blew up. It was WWII's worst home front disaster. The Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial is on an active military base, so it is only accessible by reservation. The shuttle picks up visitors with reservations at the John Muir National Historic Site. Please know that all visitors for the memorial must have a reservation. Please visit our website for information on how to obtain reservations. Temporary Port Chicago Visitor Center Important: The Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial shuttle picks up visitors with reservations at the John Muir National Historic Site. Please know that all visitors for the memorial must have a reservation in order to visit the Port Chicago Naval Magazine Memorial. Directions to the John Muir NHS can be found below. Please note that tours for Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial require advance reservations. Please visit our website for more details. The directions provided here are for the John Muir National Historic Site. From San Francisco: Eastbound I-80 (Oakland - San Francisco Bay Bridge) to eastbound Highway 4. Exit at Alhambra Avenue, turning left at bottom of the ramp. Cross beneath highway. The park is immediately on your left. For more directions, please visit the website. Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Port Chicago Memorial Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Park signs sitting in rock bed. Trees and bay in background. Park sign at the memorial. Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Historic train car. Historic train car at the memorial site. Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Munitions bolted as display in the magazine. Munitions at the memorial. Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial American flag waves in the wind. American flag at the memorial. Pacific Border Province The Pacific Border straddles the boundaries between several of Earth's moving plates on the western margin of North America. This region is one of the most geologically young and tectonically active in North America. The generally rugged, mountainous landscape of this province provides evidence of ongoing mountain-building. Drakes Estero in Point Reyes National Seashore. NPS photo/Sarah Codde Series: Physiographic Provinces Descriptions of the physiographic provinces of the United States, including maps, educational material, and listings of Parks for each. George B. Dorr, founder of Acadia National Park Top Ten Tips for a Summer Visit to Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Entrance sign for the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial. A granite base park entrance sign sits next to a sidewalk and the bay.

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