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San Diego: Birthplace of Naval Aviation Marker image, Touch for more information
By Denise Boose, June 21, 2015
San Diego: Birthplace of Naval Aviation Marker
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

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