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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Name That Airfield!

Name That Airfield!

My dad had a new Piper Super Cub fitted with pontoons and this may be where he had it done. This slide would have probably been taken in mid-1957.

Can anyone identify this place? I'd love to know where it is; that's a nice-looking building. I have a couple of other photos taken here but they show planes and probably wouldn't help identify the locale.

I apologize for the terrible focus; I was in the first grade when I took this and was nervous using my dad's camera (Kodak Signet 80, for you camera buffs!). View full size.

Another wing

Jim, if you do a Google image search you'll find the building has another wing and you can even find a photo that shows the same metal tower structure seen to the right on the roof in your photo. From what I read online last night, the building was covered in ugly concrete panels in the early 1960's so it could be used as a bomb shelter during the cold war period of the Cuban Missile crisis. The building was damaged during Hurricane Katrina, but they thankfully started returning it to it's former glory in 2010. It was used as a filming location posing as the Ferris Aircraft Headquarters in the Green Lantern movie.

Amazing Eyes You (Two) Have!

justhappy's New Orleans identification makes perfect sense to me. That building looks just like the one in the photo, especially if there's another wing of the building out of sight in my photo. Thank you! My dad later started flying out of Houma, Lousiana, and I have a couple of photos taken at that airport.

And bobstothfang: Thanks for IDing that plane. Your Luscombe is beautiful. Love that paint job!

Luscombe....

The Taildragger parked in the grass on the right side of the image is a Luscombe 8(A or maybe an E) with metal wings. They could have either metal or fabric wings. This particular one has a single wing strut which indicates that it had metal wings.

I owned a 1947 Luscombe 8A for many years, but mine had fabric wings and two struts that formed a "V" where it connected to the fuselage.

Here is a photo of mine...

It could be the New Orleans Lakefront Airport

Also know as the Shushan Airport. The photos I found online
show the same Art Deco detailing.

Tail Numbers

If any of your shots have tail numbers, you might be able to do some detective work. Also, if you post the photo of the building on some aviation websites, you might get an answer.

Possibly From Same Airfield

This photo, showing two fellows working on the rear end of a PBY, may also be from the same airfield; they were from the same batch of slides.

--Jim

More Info!

Thanks, Cerrito68; that makes sense! We were living then in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The only other picture I have is here. My dad would usually fly around the Gulf Coast area as far west as Sabine Pass, Texas, and as far wast as Fernandina Beach, Florida, so the location is probably in between those points somewhere. Thanks again!

More info please

Where did you live when the photo was taken? Do you know if this is in the eastern or western US? Southern? The other photos would help identify the airport.

 
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