History of Alameda

A collection of articles on Alameda History by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos

 

Alameda Chamber of Commerce postcard of Neptune Beach
Two airports served Alameda and one the Army Air Force before the United States Navy arrived in 1940. (From left to right): Alameda Airport opened in 1929 on a strip of land along the Oakland Estuary. Benton Field opened in 1927. This Army Air Force field was bounded roughly by today’s Pan Am Way, West Red Line Avenue, Monarch Street and West Tower Avenue. In 1930, planes began landing at the San Francisco Airdrome, which stood on the site of today’s College of Alameda. The light blue on the map defines the

Alameda: The Airport City

Feb 17,2021

Dennis Evanosky

The Alameda Naval Air Station opened on November 1, 1940. However, the Navy arrived in a city with an aviation history that stretched back more than 30 years to 1909 and Sunset Aviation Field.

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Courtesy media.defense.gov U.S. Marine Harold Gonsalves was born in Alameda in 1926

Meet Alameda’s Medal of Honor Recipient

Jan 28,2021

Eric J. Kos

A life celebrated in glory for the United States, that of Marine Corps Pfc. Harold Gonsalves, began in Alameda, and ended far too early in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. Gonsalves started life in the bustling little city of Alameda in January 1926.

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