The port chicago disaster was a deadly munitions explosion that occurred on july 17 1944 at the port chicago naval magazine in port chicago california united statesmunitions detonated while being loaded onto a cargo vessel bound for the pacific theater of operations killing 320 sailors and civilians and injuring 390 others most of the dead and injured were enlisted african american sailors. The port chicago mutiny the story of the largest mass mutiny trial in us naval history isbn 9780517074442 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. The port chicago mutiny the story of the largest mass mutiny trial in us naval history allen robert l on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the port chicago mutiny the story of the largest mass mutiny trial in us naval history. In the case of the port chicago 50 freddie meeks received a presidential pardon in december 1999 however the others were not pardoned because they had all either died since then or had not taken part in the pardon process freddie meeks died in 2003 links port chicago mutiny website the port chicago disaster on wikipedia. The port chicago mutiny involved african american enlisted men in the us navy who refused to return to loading ammunition after a disastrous explosion at port chicago california on july 17 1944 that destroyed the liberty ship ss ea bryan sailors and dock workers were pressured by time and their superiors and were also using unsafe unloading methods
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