|► California, San Diego — San Diego: Birthplace of Naval Aviation — The War Years 1941 - 1945|
|When war was declared in 1941, the city's civilian population exploded by more than 50,000 as workers streamed into the city. Transportation and housing facilities were soon overwhelmed. Trailers crowded once-empty land on the outskirts of the city. . . . — — Map (db m109695) HM|
|► California, San Diego — San Diego: Birthplace of Naval Aviation — Prosperity 1945 - Present|
|As military installations were closed due to post-World War II reductions, the Navy concentrated its West Coast operations in San Diego. During the Cold War, the area became a major training center for supplying men, ships, and aircraft to the . . . — — Map (db m109696) HM|
|► California, San Diego — San Diego: Birthplace of Naval Aviation — The Promise 1908 - 1910|
|In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt sent America's battleships, called the Great White Fleet, on a world cruise. Dispatched largely as a goodwill gesture to Japan, the Fleet was scheduled to make San Francisco its first U.S. stop.|
Led by . . . — — Map (db m114833) HM
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