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02-05-2006, 11:43 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile14500/Port-Chicago-Disaster-1944.htm>Port Chicago Disaster 1944</a></b><br><br>Just before 10:20 p.m. on July 17th, 1944, the worst home front disaster of WWII, occurred at a Naval pier in the San Francisco Bay Area. <br />
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Five thousand tons of ammunition in ships being loaded by black sailors exploded, sending a blast more than 12,000 feet into the sky. <br />
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The explosion destroyed the pier, a train, and both ships, instantly killing everyone aboard (some 320 men).<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/124844PC.jpg>