The Greatest Shipbuilding Center in the World

The San Francisco Bay Area played a critical role in World War II as the “greatest shipbuilding center in the world.” View this segment to learn about

  • the bombing of Pearl Harbor from a Bay Area perspective.
  • the significance of Henry Kaiser and San Francisco Bay Area shipyards in World War II.
  • the role women played in the shipbuilding industry.

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