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Location
Located on the coast, bordering the Pacific Ocean.

Wartime History
During the war, Los Angles was a major industrial area for the aircraft and defense industry. Also, an important staging area for soldiers, sailors and training.

Battle of Los Angeles
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.

Santa Monica
Located on the coast bordering the Pacific Ocean.

Santa Monica Airfield (Clover Field)
Airfield located in Santa Monica.

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

San Pedro
Port located to the west of Long Beach.

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

Chino
Located to the east of Los Angeles.

Chino Airport (Cal-Aero Field)
Prewar airfield at Chino

 

Rialto
Located north-east of Chino.

Rialto Airport (Art Scholl Mirco Field)
Municipal airport

 

Camarillo
Located to the north-west 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
May 24, 2018

 

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