“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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

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By Barry Swackhamer, July 17, 2019
1. Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
U.S. Naval Magazine and Naval Barracks
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
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 17, 2019
2. Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
S2c Junior C. Erwin S2c Luther Eusery S2c Ananias Evans S2c Horace Evans S2c William I. Evans S2c John B. Fillsbert S2c Robert L. Ferguson GM3c Clarence S. Fields S2c Jessie Finney S2c Matthew Forkner, Jr. S1c Joseph R. Francis S2c Ford S. Franklin, Jr. S2c Artie J. Frazier CM ToO(?)mer B. Froid S1c Gerard Gabriel S2c Bennie L. Gaines S2c Elgar Gant S1c (CM) John S. Gibson S2c Samuel Glenn, Jr. S1c Lewis D. Goudelock S2c Harry L. Graham S1c William H. Green S2c Ross B. Grinage S2c A.D. Hamilton S2c Emeral Hamm S2c George R. Hammon S2c John W. Hannah, Jr. S2c Joe H. Hardaway S2c John L. Harding S2c B. O. Harris S2c Roscoe A. Harris S2c Philllip H. Harrison S2c Clifford Harvey, Jr. S1c George W. Hayes S2c D.C. Haywood S1c Douglas L Hector S1c David L. Higgginbotham S1c Bobie R. Higgs S1c Cluster Hill S2c Joseph Hill S2c Charles W. Hite S2c (SC) Rudolph W. Holden S2c Stanford Holley MoMM3c (T) Eldred L. Holmes S2c Frank J. Howard S2c Earl H. Hudson S2c Glen Hughes S2c Leroy Hughes S2c Theodore L. Hughes S2c Whetham Humphrey, Jr. S2c Ross D. Hunt S2c Wave Hunt S2c Rudoplh (sic) W. Hunter CM3c (T) Leroy Ingram S1c D. C. Jackson S2c James Jackson GM2c James E. M. Jackson S1c Levi R. Jackson S2c Paul E. Jackson S2c Robert A. Jackson, Jr. GM3c Samuel Jackson, Jr.
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Dedication, July 17, 2019 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 17, 2019
3. Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Dedication, July 17, 2019
Sic Daniel L. Jamison S1c Willie Jennings S2c Henry L. Johnson Lt. (jg) James B. Johnson S2c Clarence Johnson S2c Earl T. Johnson S1c Gabe Johnson S1c Harold Johnson S1c Milton F. Johnson S1c Daniel L. Jones S1c Ivery L. Jones, Jr. S1c Henry Joseph, Jr. S1c Samuel Kearney S1c (SC)(B) Calvin King S2c Clifton King S2c Verna Land S1c Willie Law, Jr. S2c Cleo Lawson S2c Caludius W. Leslie S2c (SC) Aaron A. Lewis S2c T.C. Lewis S2c Lemuel M. Long S2c Robert Lyons S2c Beattie J. Makins S1c (GM) Rossell E. Martin S1c (GM) Alonzo Martin S1c Daniel Massie S1c Lawrence Mathews, Jr. S2c Charles A. Mayfield S1c Mitchell McClam CCM (T) Clarence K. McFarland S1c Calvin Melton S1c Ernest C. Miller MoMM3c Ira Miller, Jr. S2c Otis K. Miller S2c Marshall Moore, Sr. CM2c Thomas Moore Ens. Gilbert Mordoh S2c Eddie Neal S2c Willis Nettles S1c James H. Nixon S2c William H. Other, Sr. S2c Auguster Packer S1c (SC) William F. Paschal S2c Robert F. Peete S2c Lester L. Perry S2c Joe H. Person S2c Alfred Phillips GM3c Charles Pickett S2c Houston Porter S2c McCoy Porter S2c David W. Potts SM3c (T) Samuel H. Powell GM2c Joe C. Preuitt S2c Arthur Reid, Jr. GM3c James E. Rhodes S2c Clyde E. Richardson S2c James A. Roberts S1c Mango Roberts MoMM3c Alphonse Robinson S2c Fred Robinson, Jr. S1c
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Eugene J. Rogers S2c Wesley Saunders Lt. Roland Schindler GM3c Carl C. Scott Lt. Vernon C. Shaner S1c Joseph J. Sheckles S2c Willie Sims S1c Issac Smith S1c James P. Smith S1c Ellis Taylor S2c Joseph M. Tolson HA2c Maxie D. Towles S1c (GM) Norvin L. Van Dunk S1c Isaiah Wade S2c Charles Walker Jr. S2c Walter L. Walker, Jr. S2c Woodrow L. Walker GM2c (T) William C. Warren S2c James L. Washington S2c Woodrow Washington GM3c Daniel West Lt. (jg) Raymond R. White S1c Joseph B. White S2c Arthur Whitmore S2c Mitchell A. Williams S2c Maryland E. Wilson GM3c Oliver Wilson S2c Samuel D. Wilson Lt. Harold A. Wood S2c James E. Woods S2c Walter E. Wright S2c Charles E. Wyatt

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
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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

Other Military
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.
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 6 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); Dr. John Marsh (approx. 4.8 miles away); Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet (approx. 5 miles away); Bolla House (approx. 5.3 miles away); Elworthy House (approx. 5.4 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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