Category Archives: Cold War

The Day the Navy Bombed Market Street

Military aircraft often drop dummy training ordnance during practice flights. Sometimes the bombs accidentally fall on cities, like San Francisco. In July 1963, a U.S. Navy A-4 Skyhawk flown by U.S. Naval Reservist Lieutenant R.A. Kiner accidentally dropped a training … Continue reading

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Nuclear Decontamination at Hunter’s Point, San Francisco

Attempted decontamination of a radioactive ship from Operation Crossroads. Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, 1947. Credit: @wellerstein

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San Francisco Public Library Photo Archives

The San Francisco Public Library maintains an impressive collection of historical imagery of the City and the Bay Area. The searchable collection features hundreds of photos of the military, and anti-military and nuclear protests, from the interwar period to the … Continue reading

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