Monthly Archives: April 2013

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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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

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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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USS Spence and Hunters Point

The U.S. naval history blog Naval Warfare has an new entry up on USS Spence, a Fletcher-class destroyer. Spence participated in the several noted battles and campaigns, including the Solomon Islands campaign and the Battle of the Philippine Sea, as … Continue reading

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