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4 Jul 1916

United States
5 Jul 1919

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort, deactivated from the United States Navy, returned to home near Los Angeles, California, United States and would soon begin working as a plumber. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
19 Sep 1919

United States
  • While living at home near Los Angeles, California, United States, Joseph Rochefort received a letter from the United States Navy Bureau of Navigation asking him to return to service aboard tanker Cuyama based out of San Diego, California. Rochefort would readily agree to return to naval service. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
30 Jun 1921

United States
10 Apr 1923

United States
9 Jul 1932

United States
  • Tatsuta Maru arrived at San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States and disembarked athletes participating in the 1932 Olympics. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
27 Jan 1937

United States
  • The US Navy and US Marine Corps began Fleet Landing Exercise No. 3 in the San Clemente and San Pedro in and near Los Angeles, California, United States. A small US Army contingent also participated in the exercise. ww2dbase [Los Angeles, California | CPC]
7 Aug 1940

United States
24 May 1941

United States
8 Dec 1941

Photo(s) dated 8 Dec 1941
On the night following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the deserted Main Street of the Japanese fishing community at Fish Harbor, Terminal Island, Los Angeles, California, United States, 8 Dec 1941.
28 Jan 1942

Photo(s) dated 28 Jan 1942
The seventh ship constructed by CalShip, Liberty-ship Robert Morris, is christened by Mrs. Margaret McCone, wife of CalShip president John A McCone (left), 28 Jan 1942, Los Angeles, California, United States.
25 Feb 1942

United States
  • Battle of Los Angeles: an unidentified flying object over the American city of Los Angeles at 0225 hours caused a black-out order and the order to fire anti-aircraft weapons; stray anti-aircraft fire killed 3 civilians. ww2dbase [Los Angeles, California | CPC]
26 Feb 1942

United States
29 Sep 1942

Photo(s) dated 29 Sep 1942
Liberty-ship Booker T Washington sliding down the ways at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, 29 Sep 1942.Sponsor of Liberty-ship Booker T Washington, celebrated operatic contralto Marian Anderson at the launching ceremonies at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, 29 Sep 1942. Photo 2 of 2.Sponsor of Liberty-ship Booker T Washington, celebrated operatic contralto Marian Anderson at the launching ceremonies at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, 29 Sep 1942. Photo 1 of 2.No sooner had Liberty-ship Booker T Washington slid down the ways at CalShip that the keel of the next ship, Robert C Grier, was laid on the same ways, 29 Sep 1942, Los Angeles, California, United States.
9 Feb 1943

United States
  • The US Naval Dry Docks, Roosevelt Base was established near Los Angeles, California, United States. ww2dbase [Los Angeles, California | CPC]
14 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 14 Apr 1944
Victory and Liberty Ships at California Shipbuilding Corporation
14 Jul 1944

United States
  • US Army ship FS-390 was commissioned into service at Los Angeles, California, United States under the command of US Coast Guard Lieutenant G. E. Oliver. ww2dbase [Los Angeles, California | CPC]
6 Aug 1944

Photo(s) dated 6 Aug 1944
Christening ceremonies for the Haskell-class attack transport USS Hocking (the Haskell-class were modified Victory-ships) at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, 6 Aug 1944.
14 Dec 1944

Photo(s) dated 14 Dec 1944
Stephen Bechtel, J. A. Krug, and John A. McCone on a tour of the CalShip yard, Los Angeles, California, United States, 14 Dec 1944. Krug was the Chairman of the War Production Board.
24 May 1945

United States
31 May 1945

United States
9 Jun 1945

United States
16 Jun 1945

Photo(s) dated 16 Jun 1945
The christening party waves as the Rice Victory slides down the ways, 16 Jun 1945, CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States.
9 Aug 1945

United States
27 Sep 1945

United States
30 Nov 1945

United States
  • The US Naval Dry Docks, Roosevelt Base near Los Angeles, California, United States was renamed Terminal Island Naval Shipyard. ww2dbase [Los Angeles, California | CPC]
26 Jan 1946

United States
  • USS Saint Paul arrived at Terminal Island Naval Shipyard near Los Angeles, California, United States for repairs. ww2dbase [Saint Paul | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
1 Aug 1946

United States
  • USS Saint Paul arrived at Terminal Island Naval Shipyard near Los Angeles, California, United States for a scheduled overhaul. ww2dbase [Saint Paul | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
23 Mar 1947

Photo(s) dated 23 Mar 1947
Ira Hayes, left, Mayor Fletcher Bowron, seated, and Sgt Henry Reed, survivor of the Bataan Death March, at Bowron
2 Nov 1947

United States
  • Millionaire Howard Hughes piloted his 180-ton Hercules flying-boat as it took to the air for its only flight over Los Angeles harbour, California, United States, covering a distance of just one mile. Seven times the size of the DC-6 aircraft, the then largest operational commercial airliner, it was also the largest flying-boat ever built. Powered by eight Pratt & Whitney piston engines it was intended that it would carry up to 700 passengers. ww2dbase [Los Angeles, California | AC]
1 Jun 1950

United States
  • Long Beach Naval Shipyard near Los Angeles, California, United States was placed in inactive status. ww2dbase [Los Angeles, California | CPC]
4 Jan 1951

United States
  • Long Beach Naval Shipyard near Los Angeles, California, United States was reactivated. ww2dbase [Los Angeles, California | CPC]
1 Sep 1988

United States
29 Dec 2005

United States
24 Sep 2010

United States
  • The city council of Los Angeles, California, United States passed a resolution to support Pacific Battleship Center's proposal to bring battleship Iowa to Los Angeles. ww2dbase [Iowa | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
7 Oct 2010

United States
  • The Board of Harbor Commissioners of Los Angeles, California, United States tentatively welcomed battleship Iowa as a museum ship in Los Angeles. ww2dbase [Iowa | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
4 Nov 2010

United States
  • Pier 87 in the Port of Los Angeles, California, United States was named as a recommended location for battleship Iowa as a museum ship. ww2dbase [Iowa | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
18 Nov 2010

United States
  • The commissioners of Port of Los Angeles, California, United States approved Berth 87 as the future home of battleship Iowa. ww2dbase [Iowa | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
6 Sep 2011

United States
  • The US Navy awarded battleship Iowa to the Pacific Battleship Center for placement at the Port of Los Angeles, California, United States as a museum ship. ww2dbase [Iowa | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
28 Oct 2011

United States
10 Dec 2011

United States
  • Battleship Iowa was opened to tourists as a museum ship at Port of Richmond, California, United States. ww2dbase [Iowa | Los Angeles, California | CPC]
4 Jul 2013

Photo(s) dated 4 Jul 2013
Panzer III tank, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, United States, 4-7 Jul 2013, photo 2 of 2Panzer III tank, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, United States, 4-7 Jul 2013, photo 1 of 2
2 Jul 2014

United States
7 Dec 2020

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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