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IN COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INAUGURAL TRANS-PACIFIC FLIGHT OF PAN AMERICAN AIRWAY'S
This will be a living history event with re-enactors portraying the participants and dignitaries present at the 1935 event and with a simulated broadcast recreating the event. Help us turn back the clock to this day in history when almost 25,000 people witnessed what was a worldwide event that made aviation history.
2152 Ferry Road, Alameda Point (On the lagoon across from the USS Hornet)
Larger Photo Taken From Entrance to the Museum
WWII - USS Hornet (CV-8) Launched First Air Strike on Japan Departed NAS Alameda April 2, 1942
After the devastation of Pearl Harbor on that day that lives in infamy. Hornet (CV-8 the 7th Hornet ) arrived at NAS Alameda 20 March 1942. With her own planes on the hangar deck, she loaded 16 Army B-25 bombers on the flight deck. Under the command of Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle 70 officers and 64 enlisted men reported aboard. In company of escort ships Hornet departed NAS Alameda 2 April and embarked on her mission under sealed orders. That afternoon Captain Mitscher informed his men of their mission:
The first Air raid on the heart of Japan, 4 month after the Peal Harbor Sneak Attack.Colonel Doolittle led the B-25s in a daring strike on Tokyo. This action launched from NAS Alameda raised the hopes and the morale of a frightened nation. President Roosevelt, when asked where the B-25s came from he answered they came from "Shangri-La" the faraway land of the James Hilton novel Lost Horizon.
Uniquely named after this Presidential statement the USS Shangri-La (CV-38) was launched on 24 February 1944.
California State Historical Site At NAS Alameda
Location: Naval Air Station Mall, in front of Building No. 1, Alameda Naval Air Station, Alameda
First Transcontinental Railroad Terminal
On September 6, 1869, first transcontinental railroad train linking two great oceans and consisting of twelve cars and three locomotives arrived at the wharf terminal location now covered by lagoon for take-off trans-pacific planes, midway down pier 2 within Naval Air Station Alameda. California Historical Landmark (#440)
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NAS Alameda Air Terminal Museum Under Threat From Development
On Thursday, August 7, 2008 land development interests held a meeting on the hangar deck of the USS Hornet. They presented their latest plans for the redevelopment of NAS Alameda. The plans call for tearing down the Alameda Naval Air Museum (ANAM) Located in the Air Terminal.
The NAS Air Terminal Museum should be restored and it could be a center piece to develop around. The loss of this Historic site and museum would be highly inappropriate.
The Museum needs your Help. Please contact Marilyn York, President of the Museum Board (510-317-2207).
Naval Air Museum Founder and A "Rosie the Riveter"
Visits the Alameda Naval Air Museum
by Bob Swanson, Sunday, August 17,2008
Museum President and Founder Marilyn York, former WWII Wave and civilian
Base worker with Chief Parry U.S. Nave Retired
Swanson Launches Effort To Save Alameda Navy Museum
By : Robert Souza : 8/19/08
Swanson, a familiar face about town, was first introduced to Castro Valley
when he came to visit a Navy buddy after returning from Vietnam to his
new post at the Alameda Naval Air Station. (More)
The Daily Review
ALAMEDA — Bronson "Chief" Parry remembers the sheets of liquid falling from the sky — clear, odorless, slightly oily drops that had the uncanny power to wither anything green in 24 hours. (More)
is the Future of NAS Alameda
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USS Hornet Museum (CVS-12)
NAS Alameda Naval Air Museum and the USS Hornet Museum
Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8) - 1966/1967 Cruise