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Port Chicago Naval Magazine Explosion, 1944:

Bibliography of Published and Archival Sources

Published Sources:

Akers, Regina. "The Port Chicago Mutiny, 1944." In Naval Mutinies of the Twentieth Century, An International Perspective, edited by Christopher M. Bell and Bruce A. Elleman, 193-211. Portland, OR: Frank Cass Publishers, 2003.

Allen, Robert L. The Port Chicago Mutiny. New York: Warner Book, 1989. [see Appendix I, pp. 153-158, "List of the 320 Victims Killed in Port Chicago Explosion, July 17, 1944." Also contains a useful note on sources and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.].

Guttridge, Leonard F. Mutiny: A History of Naval Insurrection. Annapolis MD: Naval Institute Press, 1992. [see chapter 15, pp. 204-216; and chapter 16, pp. 217-222.].

Hutchinson, Earl Ofari. "Explosion at Port Chicago." American Legacy (Fall 1999): 59-68.

MacGregor, Morris J., Jr. The Integration of the Armed Forces 1940-1965. Washington D.C.: U.S. Army Center for Military History, 1985.

Murray, Florence, Ed. The Negro Handbook 1946-1947. New York: Current Books, A. A. Wun, publisher, 1947. [pp. 347-349]

Nalty, Bernard C. Strength For the Fight, A History of Black Americans in the Military. New Yorkl: Free Press, 1986.

Nelson, Dennis D. The Integration of the Negro Into the U.S. Navy. New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1951. [For a brief description of the explosion, trial, and general context of events, see pp. 77-82].

Rowland, Buford and WIlliam B. Boyd. U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance in World War II. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1953. [pp.210-215]

Terkel, Studs. The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984. [Includes an eyewitness account of the explosion and trial, by African American sailor Joseph Small, pp. 392-401.].

US Navy. Bureau of Yards and Docks. Building the Navy's Bases in World War II: History of the Bureau of Yards and Docks and the Civil Engineer Corp1940-1946. vol. I. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1947. [See the index on page 436 for references to "Port Chicago (Calif.) naval magazine."]

Unpublished Archival Sources:

12th Naval District. Record of the Board of Investigation into the damage inflicted by the Port Chicago explosion, Exhibit Port Chicago Explosion, Document C to EDDD, Exhibits 2482 and 2483, Volumes I and II, log number 9533. National Archives and Records Administration, Pacific Sierra Region, 1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno CA., 94066-2350.

12th Naval District. Record of Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into the Port Chicago Explosion, volumes 1 through 8, log number 9788 (file A17-25). National Archives and Records Administration, Pacific Sierra Region, 1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno CA., 94066-2350. [Finding of Facts, Opinion and Recommendation available online]

Port Chicago Record of Trial can be requested from NARA College Park, Address: 8601 Adelphi Rd, College Park, MD 20740; Phone: 301-837-2000.

Published: Tue Mar 01 07:21:06 EST 2016