Thursday, February 21, 2019

WWII Practice Bombing Target

I came across this historical marker during my long run on Sunday at Sea Ranch.

WWII Practice Bombing Target

Marker 35E-2

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This site is located on the Bluff Trail near 42145 Rock Cod, Sea Ranch, California. The Sea Ranch Archives Committee has identified twenty-six historic sites scattered about The Sea Ranch. They have constructed trail markers with information explaining the significance of each place. They were placed as part of The Sea Ranch 50th anniversary being celebrated from Memorial Day 2014 to Memorial Day 2015. The GPS coordinates for this location are 38° 45' 05.4" N 123° 31' 30.8" W.

WWII Practice Bombing Target

Naval Pilots based in Santa Rosa practiced dive bombing here as part of their final pre-combat training. They used Gualala Point Island, a prominent offshore land mass, to identify the target, which was in the vicinity of the large mound seen in the meadow about 50 yards from this spot.

WWII Practice Bombing Target

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