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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Out for a Spin: 1942

Out for a Spin: 1942

August 1942. Corpus Christi, Texas. "Aviation Cadet Thanas at Naval Air Base." 4x5 Kodachrome by Howard Hollem, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Poor guy

I guarantee it was at least 100 degress that day and the humidity at least 70%.

Got any PBY pics?

My Father in Law was a PBY flight instructor in Corpus during WWII. It would be a treat if I hopped on Shorpy and saw him in a pic.

[Here's one. - tterrace]

Old Grumman Fighter

Looks like he's training as a fighter pilot in a Grumman F3F, which then makes for an easy jump to the Navy's operational F4F Wildcat fighter.

 
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