Saturday, December 07, 2013

Battery 129


For Pearl Harbor Day, a couple of remainders from the War.

Battery Construction 129 was built in anticipation of an invasion that would never come. They were going to put some big 'ol 16" guns up on the top of Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands, but by the time they arrived in 1944 to be installed, it was decided that this would be unnecessary. They abandoned the project and there it sits to this day, rusty gates and gun mounts and all.

Below is a shirt from the Japanese internment, from the Oakland Museum of California. A sad bit of our history, but important to remember...