Dublin and the Tri-Valley: The World War II Years

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In 1941, the Navy sought West Coast locations for bases to ship men, material, and equipment into World War II's Pacific theater. The Dublin and Livermore area offered wide-open spaces with good transportation routes to the San Francisco Bay area. Near Dublin, the Navy built Camp Parks, Camp Shoemaker, and Shoemaker Naval Hospital. Camp Parks prepared Seabees to build and maintain airfields, ports, and hospitals from Guadalcanal to Japan. Hundreds of thousands of other sailors and WAVES came to Camp Shoemaker on their way from basic training to postings on ships, bases, and stations throughout the Pacific. Shoemaker Hospital saw them again when they returned injured or ill. Farther east, the Navy built Livermore Naval Air Station to train thousands to fly.
ISBN: 9781467131063
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 217
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Steven S. Minniear, a local historian and researcher, collected, sorted, and assembled photographs and information from sources throughout the San Francisco Bay area and around the country in order to bring to light the forgotten story of people and places that figured into the tremendous effort to win the war. Georgean Vonheeder-Leopold, Dublin's historian, helped identify images and texts of the area's small-town and rural way of life, which was dramatically and forever changed by World War II.
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