BASES: Wyneemee

With plenty of pride the Navy formally announced last week that it had been operating for months from a mammoth new base in California about 80 miles north of Los Angeles. The once sleepy little town of Hueneme (pronounced Wyneemee) now harbors the major advanced depot for Pacific operations.

It has capacity for loading eight Liberty ships at one time. It sends across the Pacific more war material than the ports of Los Angeles and San Francisco combined. Its five square miles house the largest Seabee station on the Pacific Coast, an antiaircraft school, an amphibious operations training area where Marines...

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