Category Archives: San Francisco

U.S. Military to Recruit at San Francisco’s Gay Pride Festival

Iron in War was on vacation last week, but there was a curious and important development in civilian – military relations in San Francisco: the military showed up at the Gay Pride parade and celebration. From an article written before … Continue reading

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Periscope Photographs of San Francisco Bay

Over at SFGate, Peter Hartlaub has discovered a series of photographs taken from the periscope of the U.S.S. Catfish (SS-339) of San Francisco. Catfish, a Balao-class submarine, was built by Electric Boat of Groton, Connecticut in 1944. Catfish conducted a … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Martin XPB2M-1 Mars flying over the Golden Gate Bridge, 1945

Credit: @naugusta

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Martin B-10′s over San Francisco’s Haight, 1938

Credit: @naugusta

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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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