Photos from the Vault
Posted by David Middlecamp on July 28, 2014
July 24, 1944
Marine assault forces tightened their control of the southern Marianas Islands with an invasion of Tinian. They had already taken Saipan, and three days earlier had come ashore in Guam.
Resistance on Tinian was called "light." Saipan had claimed 15,053 Americans killed, wounded or missing.
Posted by David Middlecamp on July 24, 2014
Morro Bay in the late 60s and early 70s hosted an Oyster Festival including a contest for shucking and eating oysters.
Posted by David Middlecamp on July 21, 2014
Early July 1944 included news of Bing Crosby in Atascadero, a plane crash near San Luis Obispo and major war developments from the Pacific to Europe. Hundreds killed in explosion at Port Chicago in the Bay Area, an attempt on the life of Hitler and invasion news were just a few of the major stories.
Posted by David Middlecamp on June 26, 2014
Sometimes the ingredients for having fun include testosterone and gasoline, particularly at the Oceano Dunes on a holiday weekend like Labor Day.
Posted by David Middlecamp on June 24, 2014
New weapons were introduced to the public eye in June included a long range bomber and the forerunner of the cruise missile.