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USN June 1940
USN November 25, 1944
Lat 32° 42' 55N Long 117° 9' 26W San Diego is located in San Diego County in California in the United States of America. Borders the Pacific Ocean to the west. To the north 120 miles is Los Angles. To the south is the international border with Mexico.
During World War II, San Diego was major staging area for America troops and supplies heading overseas, and gateway for returning servicemen at the end of the Pacific War.
Naval Base San Diego
Located on Coronado Island
NAS North Island
Located on North Island
Located on the Coronado peninsula
NAS Miramar (MCAS Miramar)
Navy and Marine Corps airfield
Consolidated Aircraft Corporation
Factory at San Diego that built Consolidated aircraft including the PBY Catalina and B-24 Liberator.
USS San Diego Harbor
Memorial to the USS San Diego CL-53
San Diego Aerospace Museum
Located in Balboa Park
Camp Pendleton (Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton)
The USMC major west coast base bordering Oceanside to the south, San Clemente to the north, and Fallbrook to the east. Established in 1942 to train U.S. Marines for service in World War II. By October 1944, Camp Pendleton was declared a "permanent installation" and by 1946, it became the home of the 1st Marine Division. A portion of I-5 is named "Basilone Road" in honor of Gy/Sgt John Basilone.
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