Born, James Henry, CM1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
CM-0000-Carpenters Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Construction Mechanic
Primary Unit
1943-1944, CM-0000, Port Chicago
Service Years
1939 - 1944
CM-Construction Mechanic

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Home State
Colorado
Colorado
Year of Birth
1905
 
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Date of Passing
Jul 17, 1944
 
Location of Interment
Hilltop Cemetery - Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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  1943-1944, CM-0000, Port Chicago
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  1941-1945 World War II
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On the evening of July 17th, 1944, at the Port Chicago Naval Munitions base located on San Francisco Bay, the largest state-side military disaster of WWII occurred, killing 320 men and injuring another 390 men on the base. Two transport ships, the E.A. Bryan and the Quinault Victory were completely destroyed. The small town of Port Chicago, only 30 miles from San Francisco, also suffered tremendous damage. Chunks of smoldering metal weighing hundreds of pounds and even un-detonated bombs rained down upon the community, damaging over 300 structures and injuring over 100 people. Miraculously, none of the bombs exploded, and no residents of the town of Port Chicago were killed. By sheer size of the blast, the Port Chicago explosion was as large as a 5-kiloton bomb.


   
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