Spend the time reading the fine print. Did you know that a ship was actually sunk off our coast by a sub before Peal harbor? Check out how they defended our west coast to keep us out of the war.
So our destination was the Korean Bell next door, when I was looking at google maps and spotted Fort McArthur from the satellite view. It turns out it was closed for the day. There was a man working we talked to for a while about the fort. He was so nice and let us look around for a while. Everything... 更多
Who knew? Not too many back in the WWII days when West coast harbor defenses were guarded secrets, but Ft. McArthur's coastal artillery defense gun batteries are still here. Open only 12pm - 4-5pm on, I believe, Tues, Thurs & Saturday (better Google it) and well worth a trip to visit, for all ages. Nice small museum detailing the WWII... 更多
By visiting the Fort MacArthur Museum with my wife, two fellow former Army musicians and a new Marine friend, I was able to experience a wonderful look into California military history. I was able to connect with a former Ft. MacArthur Army band member, and gain a couple of new veteran friends. I was a trumpet player in the 72nd... 更多
Found this completely by accident after a trip to USS Iowa and was completely amazed. Walking the grounds of the... 更多
This is a retired Army Coastal Artillery base. Up until the end of WWII, the big guns mounted in these... 更多