Posts Tagged ‘World War II’

10th November
2010
written by Richard

Personally, I would abolish Halloween, but the city council has taken other steps that we hope will be effective . . .

In World War II, Halloween festivities would be a little different in San Diego.  Read how the city coped with a holiday under wartime conditions: Halloween in Wartime.

14th June
2010
written by Richard

"Yvonne Louise"

 

We called ourselves the pork chop express.  We carried meat and vegetables from Pearl Harbor all over the central Pacific. . . Sometimes we’d come back from an 1,800 jaunt, load up with “pork chops” and go right out again.  We were so slow that almost anything could have caught up with us and sunk us. 

The story of San Diego’s tuna fleet in  World War II:  Tuna Boats at War.

12th June
2010
written by Richard

The city of San Diego has been the namesake for two U.S. Navy ships with distinguished careers in the two world wars.  The armored cruiser USS San Diego served in World War I before its sinking by a German mine off the New York coast in 1918.  Another USS San Diego would fight in World War II, remembered by San Diego author Fred Whitmore as “the unbeatable ship that nobody ever heard of.”  Read more about the USS San Diego of World ar II.