10 Very Rare Photos Taken During WWII In Southern California

It’s hard to believe that our country was in the midst of one of the deadliest wars over 70 years ago. The years between 1939 and 1945 forever made a mark on our country and impacted the shape and direction of every family involved. Although this was a war that involved many nations, we often forget to think about how it impacted us right here at home. Here’s a look at some rare photos taken in Southern California during WWII that will give you a closer look of what life looked like during the war across various parts of Southern California.

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What are your thoughts about these pictures? Do you have any stories that are close to home that you would like to share? If you are interested in seeing a vintage side of Southern California during a more lighthearted time, here is a vintage video of Southern California in 1950 that is a joy to see.