Bowden, L.T., S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
SA-0000-Seaman Apprentice
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Apprentice
Primary Unit
1943-1944, Port Chicago
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Seaman Second Class

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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Home Town
Clay, LA
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Jul 17, 1944
 
Location of Interment
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery - Clay, Louisiana
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  1943-1944, Port Chicago
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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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