Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Bob McCormick ’45
There were lots of great teachers when I was at Tech. The younger ones got drafted so there were a lot of older teachers. I remember the Port Chicago explosion at the end of the Concord munitions depot where they stored live ammunition. That was the summer of 1944 and you could hear the boom from Oakland. It was like a small A-bomb had gone off. I was outside at the time. And I remember seeing a P-38 aircraft fighter fly real low over 51st and Broadway. I have kept in touch with a whole group of classmates. Now, there aren’t as many of us left. I made lifelong friendships at Tech. Those were good days.