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Location
Lat 34° 3' 8N Long 118° 14' 37W  Los Angeles is located within Los Angeles County in California in the United States of America (USA).

Wartime History
During World War II, Los Angeles was a major industrial area for the aircraft and defense industry. Also, an important staging area for soldiers, sailors and training. After the February 23, 1942 shelling by of Elwood Oil Field near Santa Barbara by Japanese submarine I-17 triggered an "invasion scare" along the West Coast.

During the night of February 24-25, 1942 anti-aircraft defenses in Los Angeles exploded into action in response to an imagined invasion, later known as the "Battle of Los Angeles". During a thirty minute barrage 1,440 rounds of 3" and 37mm anti-aircraft shells were fired into the night sky, and about ten tons of shrapnel and unexploded ammunition fell over the city.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX, Mines Field)
North American had a factory at airfield.  Today, Los Angeles International Airport

Santa Monica
Borders Santa Monica Bay within Los Angeles.

San Pedro
Borders San Pedro Bay and Long Beach.

Long Beach
Borders San Pedro Bay and San Pedro

El Segundo
Borders the Pacific Ocean and LAX to the north

Burbank
Located in Los Angeles County, 12 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.

Camarillo
Located to the northwest of Los Angeles in Ventura County.

Oxnard AFB (Camarillo Airport)
Located between Oxnar and Camarillo

Riverside
Located to the east of Los Angeles and Chino.

March Field (March AFB)
Wartime airfield, museum

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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