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The Naval History and Heritage Command gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Patrick Clancey in preparing these documents for posting on our website.

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Port Chicago Naval Magazine Explosion, 1944:

Online Documents Concerning Port Chicago Explosion

Parsons, William S. Memorandum on Port Chicago Disaster, Preliminary Data, 24 Jul. 1944, Box 85, Individual Personnel (Parsons-Peltz), World War II Command File, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington DC.

U.S. Naval Magazine Port Chicago, California. "Station Order 10-45." 17 Feb. 1945. In Selected Ammunition Depots, Volume 2 [World War II Administrative History #127-B, located in Rare Book Room, Navy Department Library, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington DC.].

U.S. Naval Magazine Port Chicago, California. "War Diary U.S. Naval Magazine Port Chicago, Calif." World War II War Diaries, Record Group 38, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park MD. [Portions of the War Diary covering July and August 1944].

U.S. Navy. 12th Naval District. Records of Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry Convened at the U.S. Naval Magazine, Port Chicago, California, 21 July 1944. Includes a complete casualty list. [U.S. National Archives, Pacific Sierra Region, Record Group 181, 12th Naval District Commandant's Office, General Correspondence Series, 1946, Box: 7/12, Folder A17.25, Vol. 8]

US Navy. Bureau of Ordnance. "War Time History of U.S. Naval Magazine, Port Chicago, California." 5 Dec. 1945. In Selected Ammunition Depots, Volume 2 [World War II Administrative History #127-B, located in Rare Book Room, Navy Department Library, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington DC.].

US Navy. Press and Radio Release. "Commanding Officer Praises Negro Personnel Who Served at Port Chicago After Explosion Monday Night." 20 Jul. 1944. National Archives and Records Administration, College Park MD.

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