Great Los Angeles Air Raid, 2014

This weekend was the Great Los Angeles Air Raid in San Pedro, CA. This event happens every year to commemorate a strange event that happened in 1942. Was it weather balloons? Enemy aircraft? UFOs?
Whatever it was, there was a lot of gunfire happening from Fort MacArthur that night in the direction of the ocean.

My friend and I. We both made our skirts and blouses. The vest I wore was owned by a real life Rosie the Riveter who worked on Goodyear blimps during the war.

My new-to-me vintage bracelet. I love this thing so much!

And a few of my favorite shots from the event:

Unfortunately, I’m still getting used to my new camera, so a lot of my photos didn’t turn out. The focus sounds the same as the shutter! But now I know for next time :)

You can find the rest of my photos on Flickr

6 Comments on Great Los Angeles Air Raid, 2014

  1. Cindy Piselli
    February 25, 2014 at 10:03 am (2 years ago)

    Wow, amazing photos! They look like the real deal! Your bracelet is so cute!

  2. Kathleen Linscott
    February 25, 2014 at 10:48 am (2 years ago)

    Ditto to Cindy’s remarks. Love the photos, the costumes, and I think it is awesome that your vest was originally worn by a “Rosie the Riveter” AND your bracelet is terrific!

  3. Cassie S.
    February 25, 2014 at 1:31 pm (2 years ago)

    Amazing! And what fun!
    The accuracy in the attire is astounding! Love it!!

  4. Kura
    February 25, 2014 at 2:09 pm (2 years ago)

    great photos! I feel like I’ve travel back in time :) What a fun event

  5. Carla
    February 25, 2014 at 4:46 pm (2 years ago)

    It looks like such fun! One day I’ll try to make it there.

  6. Tanith
    February 26, 2014 at 6:41 pm (2 years ago)

    What a cool event! You look very classy and the photos look great. I particularly love the one with the silhoetted figure and the cars in the background.