Near Concord in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
Dead or Missing in the Port Chicago Explosion
July 17, 1944
S2c James C. Akins GM3c Clarence Allen, Jr. Lt. (jg) Maxie L. Anderson S2c Leslie K. Asare S2c Isajah Ash. Jr. S2c David Bacon, Sr. S2c Henry W. Bailey GM3c Leonard Baker S2c Joseph Battle S2c Raphel O. Beason S2c Silas Bell Lt. Thomas L. Beackman S2c David E. Blackwell S2c Thomas Blaylock S1c Johnnie C. Borders CM1c James H. Born S2c L. T. Bowen S2c Charles L. Boyce S2c Alvin Brewer, Jr. S2c James Bridge S1c Walter L. Brook, Jr. ELc Johnnie L. Broome S1c Ernest L. Burnett S1c Wilbert Calvin S2c Lawrence L. Carlin S2c Robert A. Carter Lt. (jg) John B. Christenbury S2c Eddie L. Clark S1c Eugene Coffee, Jr. S1c Bill Coleman S2c Enos Coley S2c Arthur A. Connor S2c Frank Cooley S2c Norman H. Craig S2c Eddie L. Cross S2c Jessie V. Crump S1c Herman L. Curtis S2c Horace Daniel, Sr. S2c Huby Dansby S2c Floyd M. Davis S2c Henry J. Davis S2c Willie Davis S2c James L. Devaughn S2c Nathaniel Dixson S2c Rayfield D. Doyle S2c Herman Dunbar S2c Arther Ebenezer F2c Dunton T. Edwards S1c Herbert L. Edwards
SS Bryan Armed Guard
S1c Wayland E. Causey S1c Rudy J. Cebellia S1c Robert E. Chase S2c Claude L Chastain SM3 John J. Gee Lt. (jg) Ralph B. Hartmann S1c Clarence R. Hollandsworth S1c Kenneth H. Mulrhead A1c Jesse W. Mulligan S1c Lloyd J. Quick S1c Martin J. Setzer S1c George H. Singer S1c Listern L. Small
SS Quinault Victory Armed Guard
GM3c Jack L. Albin GM2c Delbert P. Bergstrom S1c (SM) Jack P. Bowman GM3c John G. Hall S1c George D. Hovland S1c Andy Morrow SM2c William H. Mulryan S1c Henry J. Myers S1c Henry J. Myers S1c Woodrow A. Ruff S1c Jacob D. Risenhoover S1c William R. Robinson S1c Charles H. Roadell S1c Jay Rose, Jr. S1c Otis K. Ross S1c Woodrow W. Saint S1c Arnold T. Sanders S1c Harold S. Sang
Navy and Contractor Employees
Lawrence C. Bustrack, Macco Co. Gunder Halverson, Macco Co. Raymond W. Hunnicutt, Navy Employee Thomas D. Hunt, Macco Co. Harry A. Middleton, Navy Employee Fred Zanarini, Navy Employee
Put. Elwin A. Blanke, Marine Corps BM1c Peter G. Broda, Coast Guard MM1c William G. Gegryce, Coast Guard MoMM3c Edward J. Portz, Coast Guard Sic Charles H. Riley, Coast Guard S2c James C. Sullivan, Coast Guard
Maritime Service on SS E.A. Bryan
Elmer A. Andraschonko, Cook Albert A. Arsenian, Seaman William C. Benhart, Oiler Martin M. Cacic, Seaman Ray E. Davis, Wiper Donald L. Dennon, Wiper Thomas F. Dorsly, Seaman George H. Falk, Bosun Marcus J. Franklin, Engineer Alfred D. Gilbert, Engineer James R. Gilstrap, Seaman Joseph D. Granger, Jr., Engineer Fred Hayes, Seaman Delbert R. Huchinson, Fireman Peter c, Jepsen, Chief Engineer Charles A. Johnson, Utilityman Clifford R. Johnson, Utilityman Ralph A. Lantz, Seaman John A. Louis, Engineer Frank C. Malizja, Messman Harry E. Nathan, Seaman Jesse Porter, Sr., Chief Cook Richard D. Roberson, Seaman Aaron C. Sangster, Jr., Seaman Ellsworth M. Shaw, Oiler Howard A. Smith, 1st Mate Andrew Suchan, Fireman Robert F. Townsend, 2nd Mate Harding E. White, Messman George H. Wilt, Utilityman
Maritime Service on SS Quinault Victory
Robert D. Bailey, Messman John D. Bell, Assistant Purser Frederick E. Bentley, Seaman Donald H. Cheney, Electrician Hugh E. Crawford, Maintenanceman Floyd F. Crist, Seaman Albert C. Diede, Messman Wallace M. Durland, Seaman Kenneth J. Eulrick, Seaman Burke E. Falor, Utilityman Eugene W. Garrett, Fireman Robert K. Henricksen, Seaman Elis Hendrickssen, Seaman Johannes N. Justisen, Steward Walter F. Kannberg, Engineer Robert E, Keim, 2nd Mate Joseph B. Koeninger, Seaman Lloyd K. McDaniel, Seaman Kenneth M. Moe, 3rd Mate Robert S. Morell, Oiler Isadore E. Narinsky, Seaman Roy L. Nelson, Carpenter David R. Parsons, 3rd Mate Mike Pearson, Oiler Ellis B. Pinson, Engineer Richard V. Potter, Fireman Virgil R. Sandberg, Engineer Albert R. Scott, Chief Mate Lester S. Skance, Seaman Howard W. Sullivan, Seaman Robert J. Sullivan, Master Louis J. Widner, Messman John A. Williams, Chief Engineer
Erected 2019 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • War, World II.
Location. 38° 3.451′ N, 122° 1.784′ W. Marker is near Concord, California, in Contra Costa County. Memorial is on Port Chicago Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5110 Port Chicago Highway, Concord CA 94520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dangerous Work (a few steps from this marker); (Port Chicago) Disaster (a few steps from this marker); Port Chicago Naval Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Only Train Stop in Clyde (approx. 2.4 miles away); De Anza Expedition 1775-1776 (approx. 4.3 miles away); Don Fernando Pacheco Adobe (approx. 4.3 miles away); A Window into the Past (approx. 4.3 miles away); From an Accident to a Preserve (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concord.
More about this memorial. Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial is on the grounds of Military Ocean Terminal Concord, a military base. Access is restricted.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.