Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial

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Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial

Address:PO Box 280
Danville, CA 94526

Phone:925-838-0249
Fax:925-838-9471
Web: www.nps.gov/poch/
Established: Authorized on October 28, 1992
Location:At the Concord Naval Weapons Station near Concord, California (a one-hour drive from the Oakland/San Francisco area).
Activities:Guided tour (advanced reservations required).
Special Features:Memorial recognizes the critical role Port Chicago played in World War II by serving as the main facility for the War in the Pacific. It also commemorates the explosion that occurred at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine on July 17, 1944, which resulted in the largest domestic loss of life during World War II.

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On July 17, 1944, during World War II, 320 men, two-thirds of them African-Americans, were killed when a pair of ammunition ships exploded at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in California.
Danville, Ca, Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial: This site of recognizes a massive explosion occurring July 17, 1944, when munitions ships loaded for the Pacific Theater blew up, killing 320 men.
The location was California's Port Chicago Naval Magazine near the San Francisco Bay, where thousands of tons of ammunition exploded mysteriously.