The Naval Air Museum at Alameda Point – open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — is a good weekend spot for residents and visitors looking for a taste of the area’s history and its role in U.S. military engagement in the Pacific.
There are plenty of displays from World War II, including maps of the Pacific, objects collected by U.S. military personnel during the war and uniforms, and a running video of World War II battles, including those on Truk Island.
The musem will have copies on or around July 5; the publisher has released a preview of the cover.
And on November 21, the Alameda Naval Air Museum will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the China Clipper’s first commercial flight from its base in Alameda to the Philippine Islands.
As residents help piece together plans for Alameda Point and its future, the museum serves as an important guide to Alameda’s strategic importance in World War II, as well as in the broader naval and aviation history of the past century.