San Diego Badge History

War Manufacturing and Plant Police

The Rohr Aircraft Corporation was relocated to the foot of H Street in Chula Vista in early 1941. Rohr employed 9,000 workers in the area at the height of its wartime production. With the demand for housing the population of Chula Vista tripled from 5,000 residents in 1940 to more than 16,000 in 1950. -Mike Rich

Lynch Shipbuilding is credited with producing wartime Coastal Transports and tugs for the U.S.Navy during WWII. Lynch Shipbuilding was immediately adjacent to National Iron Works and was acquired by them in 1948, changing the name to National Steel & Shipbuilding Company, (NASSCO), in 1949. -Mike Rich