Circa 1957 - 1960
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...VA-HM-10 / VP-17 1957-1960 Photograph's..." Contributed by HARRIS, AT2 Dick firstname.lastname@example.org [06JUN2009]
Row One - Left to Right:
Dick Harris at NAS Iwakuni, Japan Barrakcs, Harbor at Miajima 1958, Idyllic Scene at Miajima Japan, Japanese Countryside Enroute to Miajima, Observatory or Weather Station in Japan, Over NAS Atsugi, Japan, Same Unknown at Miajima Japan and Small Harbor in Japan.
Row Two - Left to Right:
Toril and Boat at Miajima from Across the Bay, Toril on Japanese Dock - Miajima 1958, Unknown at Miajima Japan, VA-HM-10 Barracks at NAS Iwakuni, Japan, Arctic Ocean 1959, Jordan-Unknown-Henry-Mileski-Jacobs Russian, 3-Legged Fox on Shemya with a Pancake and 3 Legged Fox Shemya with Attu in Background.
Row Three - Left to Right:
04-5-9 NAS Kodiak, Alaska Ramp, NAS Adak, Alaska maybe or NAS Kodiak, Alaska, Another Ice Patrol, Another one of the 10000 Smokes, Approaching the Valley of 10000 Smokes from NAS Kodiak, Alaska, Big Red Lewis watching Starboard Start, CAVU approaching Shemya on 100 gallons and Crew 10 VP-17 on ramp at NAS Kodiak, Alaska.
Row Four - Left to Right:
Crew fishing trip to Russian River Kodiak, Dick Harris at Radare in ZE-10, Even more Ice Patrol, How many of these have been taken, Ice Patrol Arctic Ocean, NAS Kodiak, Alaska from 10K, Leaving the Valley of 10000 Smokes and Mainside at NAS Adak, Alaska.
Row Five - Left to Right:
More Ice Patrol, More rocky clouds along the Aleutians, More Smoking Mountains, More Softball on NAS Kodiak, Alaska, Mt. McKinley, Mt. McKinely Denali The Great One, Nice bunch of Silvers and Northwest Airlines C-97 at Shemya Enroute from Japan.
Row Six - Left to Right:
Russan River on Kodiak, Shemya after 20+ hours in air, Software game on NAS Kodiak, Alaska, Terminal at Shemya Reeve Aleutian Airwaays over Northwest Orient on door, US Icebreaker in Artic Ocean, VP-17 Crew 10 at Old Woman Bay Kodiak, Weather Station NAS Adak, Alaska and Who at the softball game.
Row Seven - Left to Right:
Yet more ice in the Arctic Ocean, ZE-6 arriving Fairbanks, ZE-9 at NAS Adak, Alaska, Shemya approach, Russan fishing fleet, Aleutian Rocky Cloud, Unknown River Delat in Alaska, and Russian mother ship in Bering Sea.
Row Eight - Left to Right:
Approaching the Coast, Crew 10 Enlisted at Russian River Kodiak, Denali The Great One, Fire Rescue at NAS Adak, Alaska or NAS Kodiak, Alaska, Harris with squadron sign, Herk Jordan AD apc, Jake Jacobs AD PC and Jordan Fillin it up at Akak.
Row Nine - Left to Right:
NAS Kodiak, Alaska and Old Woman Bay, NAS Kodiak, Alaska from 4k, LT Jim Poore snoozin at the wing beam, LT Simonsen dozing at the wing beam, Maybe Rat Island in the Aleutians, Mt. McKinley, Old Woman Bay from 10K and One of many Aleutian Volcanoes.
Row Ten - Left to Right:
One of many sunset from Navigation Bubble, ne of 1000 Smokes, Quiet time on Old Woman Bay, Red Lewis at the softball game, Russian mother ship off the Aleutians, Russian mother ships and trawlers, Russian tanker enroute to refuel mother ship and Russian Trawler off the Aleutians.
Row Eleven - Left to Right:
Somewhere in Alaska, The Chugach Range maybe, The Tanker - mother ship and Trawler, What a Bear Swipe, Will Henry on NAS Kodiak, Alaska Ramp, ZE-10 NAS Kodiak, Alaska ramp, ZE-10 NAS Kodiak, Alaska ramp, Missle Tracker in Pacific and One of 3 Russian Missle Trackers.
Row Twelve - Left to Right:
One of 3 Russian Trackers, Two of 3 Russian Trackers, Third Russian Tracker, My work station, Sunrise from the Naviagation Bubble, Making a run on Bird Rock, Sunset over the Gym and Deception Pass Bridge.
Row Thirteen - Left to Right:
LT Norm Holm and Jordan, Mt. Baker in the Afterglow, Night patrol lauch from Whidbey, North side of Deception Pass, The Olympic Peninsula, Washdown at Whidbey, Checking out the drivers seat and Deception Pass Bridge from the west.
Row Fifteen - Left to Right:
Henry at Radar, Jacobs Jordan Henry Mileski, Log Raft at Deception Pass, Quiet night on the ramp, The Olympics in summer, VP-17 Ramp and 1 Airborne, Will Henry and ZE-10 and Will Henry NAS Kodiak, Alaska ramp 1959.
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