Port Chicago Memorial Commemoration

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  • 1950 Parkside Dr
  • Concord, CA 94519
  • Time:
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
202017Jul

On the evening of July 17, 1944, residents in the San Francisco east bay area were jolted awake by a massive explosion that cracked windows and lit up the night sky. At Port Chicago Naval Magazine, 320 men were instantly killed when two ships being loaded with ammunition for the Pacific theater troops blew up. It was WWII's worst home front disaster.


Please join us for a special virtual presentation. This year, in place of an in-person event, National Parks will be hosting a "Premiere" video on two platforms, which will launch on July 17th, at 1:00pm Pacific Time. They will provide those live links at least a few days before the event. The presentation will be nearly one hour of video that encompasses both archived and newer footage that helps to commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the Port Chicago Disaster.