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Long Beach

Long Beach (118.20W 33.76N) is located just east of San Pedro in the greater Los Angeles area. The airfield was Daugherty Field (118.15W 33.82N) and a naval hospital, capable of handilng over 2000 patients, was established here in 1942.

Long Beach was the location of a Douglas aircraft plant with the approximate production schedule:

Aircraft Type Average Airframes Per Month Starting Month Ending Month
A-20 Havoc
81
1942-1
1942-12
C-47 Skytrain
162
1942-8
1944-9
A-26 Invader
57
1944-1 1945-8

The port was the location of the Craig yard of Consolidated Steel, with a single long way for sideways launching that could lay down two C1 transports at a time.

Rail connections

Downey

San Pedro


References

Lane (1951)

Schwarz (1953; accessed 2014-7-17)



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