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Photos of US services around about 1950/60's.

shushshush Senior MemberPosts: 6,259 Senior Member

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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,129 Senior Member
    The front sailor is packing a 1911A1 with two mags.

    I can't recognize the ships or the machine guss.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,203 Senior Member
    I see an M2 Browning M2 .50 Cal and a whole bunch of Browning M1917 water-cooled .30 Cal's..  Someone has the makings for a helluva mad minute...
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,203 Senior Member
    The carrier is U.S.S. Wasp CVA-18..…if you enlarge the photo you can see the 18 on the island...
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,129 Senior Member
    It's blurry but I see it.

    The ship that photographed it looks like it had a loaded rack of depth charges.
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    edited April 2018 #7
    It's blurry but I see it.

    The ship that photographed it looks like it had a loaded rack of depth charges.
    Yeah, those are the replacement for the old '55 gallon drum' depth charges. Pretty much the same 'BANG!' in a smaller easier to handle package. Easier to handle is the main GOOD point; those older big ones were a lot of weight to me manipulating on a pitching deck.

    And them two squids in dress blues with the 1911 .45 pistols could do with dropping that belt a few inches. High water pants is one thing; high water holster/belts is just uncalled for! :D
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,357 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    The carrier is U.S.S. Wasp CVA-18..…if you enlarge the photo you can see the 18 on the island...
    I slept aboard CVA-16 last weekend.
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    The carrier is U.S.S. Wasp CVA-18..…if you enlarge the photo you can see the 18 on the island...
    I slept aboard CVA-16 last weekend.

    Who locked you in the brig? :)
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    edited April 2018 #10
    Hey Paul Bunyon sized Garands.............I guess they used oversized mock-ups as training aids and so all the troops could see it from anywhere in the class. 
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    This is Dad and two of his buddies on the Bainbridge, I think, when he was a young Machnist’s Mate in the late ‘50s.

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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,989 Senior Member
    The destroyer is the Harry B Hubbard.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,843 Senior Member
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,843 Senior Member
    The above are 60s uniforms, left one taken at DaNang  Vietnam in 69.
    The right one taken in the 70s; but, it was the same uniform as the50s/60s.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    edited April 2018 #15
    You looked sharp in your uniform Ned.

    Mrs Clean get mad at you and smack you up side the haid with it and crack that glass on the right pic?
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    edited April 2018 #16
    NN said:
    The above are 60s uniforms, left one taken at DaNang  Vietnam in 69.
    The right one taken in the 70s; but, it was the same uniform as the50s/60s.
    Very nice photos NN, thank you.
    Such a turned out young man.
    The older bloke on the right is slightly cracked, it is not for me to judge but. :)

    An aside;

    And I think I found the photograph I was researching for.

    It may go some small way to help solve an old confreres family puzzle.






  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,129 Senior Member
    Might be able to get new glass the right size at the local hardware.
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    edited April 2018 #18
    Might be able to get new glass the right size at the local hardware.
    I did not mean the glass................oh I see, right.......ermm yes, hardware is the place.

  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,843 Senior Member
    Big Chief said:
    You looked sharp in your uniform Ned.

    Mrs Clean get mad at you and smack you up side the haid with it and crack that glass on the right pic?

    I think the movers broke it.

    Not good quality copy----you cannot see that there are no lenses in the picture prop glasses
    to prevent glare.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,032 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    The carrier is U.S.S. Wasp CVA-18..…if you enlarge the photo you can see the 18 on the island...
    I slept aboard CVA-16 last weekend.
    You suck Bullsi.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,843 Senior Member
    edited April 2018 #21
    I slept one night in USS Lexington; the stateroom flooded to 6 inches while at sea.
  • AlleyCatAlleyCat Posts: 459 Member
    edited March 26 #22
    Spam, link in text.
    He's going two for two..

  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,203 Senior Member
    Not going to get a third try...
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