Sunday, January 22, 2012


My father took this photograph of sheep in a pen, but I don't have any of the other details and can't quite tell where it is. It's clearly on a railroad, and the building in the background makes me suspect that it's near Glenrock, but I don't know for sure.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Grummon TBF Torpedo Bombers, as Fire Bombers, Natrona County International Airport

There are WWII vintage Grummon TBF torpedo bombers serving as fire bombers post war. These aircraft were kept at the Natrona County International Airport up until the 1980s, when they were stripped of their skins and stored. Within the last five years there were sold and moved to a new location.

I'm not sure when this photo was taken, other than that I can see the back end of our 1965 Mercury Meteor off to the side. We had that car until 1973. I'm also not too sure who took the photo. Given the odd angle, and the height of it, I suspect I did as a kid.

6100 USAF Hospital, Nagoya Japan, Mid 1950s. Slideshow

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Nagoya Castle, mid 1950s

These are photographs of Nagoya Castle in the mid 1950s. At the time these were taken, the castle was undergoing some repairs as it had sustained bomb damage during World War Two.

F-84 Thunderjets in Japan, mid 1950s

Flying from Casper, Wyoming to Salt Lake City and on to San Francisco, mid 1950s

These photos were taken in one set, I think. I know that the Salt Lake to San Francisco photographs are part of a set my father took on a journey that ultimately went to Japan, with stops at Hawaii and Wake Island. I suspect that the first few photographs, showing a Western Airlines airliner at the Natrona County Airport, are part of this set. I'd also note that I think all of these photos depict C-46 aircraft, but I don't know if they all depict the same one.

Note the sailor who was also boarding in the first photograph. Then, as now, there were a lot of servicemen traveling at any one time.