Blog Archive: Wars & Conflicts

Congressman Lieu defends Syrian refugees, mocks climate change deniers

Last month, South Bay Congressional Representative Ted Lieu (D-33rd District) voted against a bill that would have banned Syrian refugees from entering the United States. “As a former military man, I know that to defeat the enemy, we need to know the enemy. And they are not Syrian refugees fleeing from the real enemy,” Lieu said Monday during his talk at the 14th Annual Torrance Chamber of Commerce State of the Region lunch at the Doubletree Hotel in Torrance.

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Wilmington during wartime: The Los Angeles Port of Embarkation and Camp Ross

The Daily Breeze’s Sam Gnerre looks at the way we were in the South Bay The U.S. Armed forces wasted no time in preparing for the movement of men and materials in support of World War II. In March 1941, months before the Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbor, the War Department already had taken control of the Panama Pacific Terminal, Berths 232-A and B, on Terminal Island with the purpose of using the docks there

Restored World War II B-24 bomber lands in Torrance

A piece of World War II flew into Torrance airport Monday when the restored B-24 Witchcraft — the same war plane model that famed bombardier Louis Zamperini was on when he crashed into the Pacific Ocean — touched down for three days of public tours. Arriving about noon Monday after its 30-minute trip from Santa Barbara, the Witchcraft was opened up for tours, attracting lines of children and adults of all ages who waited to get a peek inside.

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