On July 17, 1944, 320 men, mostly African-American sailors, were instantly killed in a massive explosion. Two ships being loaded with ammunition for the Pacific theatre troops blew up, causing World War II's worst homefront disaster.
The 1999 movie Mutiny was based on the Port Chicago disaster.
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I work here and it is truly historic and something special to see every day. I thank them for their courage and selfless serviceread this and 5 more