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14 Dec 1896

United States
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]
2 Apr 1942

United States
30 Jun 1942

Photo(s) dated 30 Jun 1942
Wreckage of the Sikorsky XPBS-1 patrol bomber that was destroyed after hitting a submerged log while landing at Alameda, California, United States 30 Jun 1942 with Admiral Chester Nimitz on board.
5 Sep 1942

United States
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.
11 Oct 1944

United States
13 Oct 1944

United States
2 Sep 1945

United States
12 Sep 1945

United States
  • 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]
21 Dec 1945

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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