2. Ibid., Annex C. Further renumbering during World War II resulted in old 5 and 6 becoming searchlights 18 and 19 respectively. A third searchlight shelter (HS15) within the monument, on the west side of the peninsula, was number 15 during the war.
4. Callaghan, "Fort Rosecrans," p. 184; Edward L. Nolan, State Labor Commissioner, April 28, 1937, to E B. Fontaine, Fort Rosecrans, and accompanying papers, File 662B (San Diego) I, February 1918-December 1938, Box 133, OCE, RG 77, WNRC. Colonel Wyman later was the controversial Honolulu District Engineer in the early months of World War II.
6. AGO, December 16, 1937 to Ch. of Engineers, File 600.05 (San Diego), A-52-87, Box 128, OCE, RG 77, NA; Heitman, Historical Register, 1:932; The Army Almanac, A Book of Facts Concerning the United States Army (Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole, 1959), pp. 90-91, 176, 336, and 691; Cannon Report, Volley 1, Round 15, June 11, 1943 (a Fort Rosecrans newspaper).
7. Maj. T. Wyman, LAD, November 17, 1938, to Ch. of Engineers, and accompanying papers; Brig. Gen. H T. Burgin, Ninth CA District, July 25, 1940, to AG, Washington; Lt. Col. W.W. Warner, Ordnance, August 21, 1940, to Ch. of Engineers; and Lt. Col. Edwin C. Ketton, LAD, April 23, 1941, to Ch. of Engineers, File 662B (San Diego), Boxes 131 and 133, OCE, RG 77, WNRC.
11. Lt. Col. Edwin C. Kelton, LAD, March 13, 1941, to Ch. of Engineers, and accompanying papers, File 662B (San Diego) II 1939-1942, Box 133; Col. P.H. Ottosen, April 28, 1942, to LAD, File 662 (San Diego), Box 130, OCE, RG 77, WNRC; Howard Overton, Cabrillo National Monument, interview with George H. McGlothlin, formerly with Battery E, 19th Coast Artillery, assigned to Battery Point Loma in November 1941. The Coast Artillery numbered battery emplacements from right to left, thus the most northerly gun at Battery Point Loma was number 1.
12. Col. P.H. Ottosen, Report of a Board of Officers, November 23, 1942; Col. C.E. Cotter, OCE, February 11, 1943, to Asst. Ch. of Staff, WD, both in File 662, Box 130, Harbor Defense Files, San Diego, OCE, RG 77, WNRC; Supplement to the Harbor Defense Project, Harbor Defenses of San Diego, 1945, Box 118, Harbor Defense 1929-1948, RG 407, NA.
13. Annex A, Seacoast Guns, 1936, Annexes to Harbor Defense Project, Harbor Defenses of San Diego, Box 114; Harbor Defense Projects for Harbor Defenses Included in the San Diego-San Pedro Area, ca. 1943, Box 118, both in Harbor Defense 1924-1948, AGO, RG 407, NA; Guy B. Bebout, LAD, October 8, 1942, to Ch. of Engineers, File 662 (San Diego), Box 130, OCE, RG 77, WNRC.
15. Col. R.E. Guthrie, CO, HDSD, May 26, 1939, to CG, 9th Coast Artillery District, File 662B (San Diego Rosecrans), Box 131; and Guthrie, December 13, 1939, to CG, Ninth Corps Area, File 662.B (San Diego), II, Box 133, both in OCE, RG 77, WNRC.
16. Col. J.A. Green, March 22, 1939, to IG; Lt. Col. E.J. Dwan, October 7-10, 1940, IG inspection; File 331.26 F, L, N-S, Box 217, OCA, RG 177, NA; Col. P. H. Ottosen, HDSD, September 30, 1940, to CG, Ninth Corps Area, File 662B (San Diego) II, Box 133; and Capt. William A. Davis, QMC, October 16, 1940, to Construction QM, March Field, CA, File 683 (San Diego), Box 134, OCE, RG 77, WNRC; San Diego Union, June 12, 1940.
17. Proceedings of the Local Harbor Defense Board, San Diego-San Pedro Area, April 26, 1940; Adjutant General, WD, 15th Endorsement, October 16, 1940, to CG, Ninth Corps Area, File 665 (San Diego) I, Box 133, OCE, RG 77, WNRC.
18. Col. P.H. Ottosen, CAC, and Capt. L. E. Gunther, USN, Meeting March 14, 1941, and accompanying papers; "Proposal for Installation of HECP, HDCP, Fort Rosecrans, Approved by Local Joint Planning Committee, Southern California Sector, Pacific Coastal Frontier," November 5, 1941, File 665 (San Diego) I, Box 133, OCE, RG 77, WNRC.
20. "Proceedings, Local Board, Harbor Defenses of San Diego, September 15, 1941." Revised October 15, 1941, File "Inclosures Under 662 (San Diego), sub-file," Box 131, OCE, RG 77, WNRC. The War Department did not approve a reserve magazine for San Diego. Ammunition was stored in the magazines at the batteries. After Battery Whistler was abandoned in 1942, its 7,700 square feet of floor space was considered to be an emergency magazine.
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