My Father

I should have posted this on December 7th.

This photo of my father in Panama was taken on December 7th 1941.

He was an aviation instrument mechanic in in the Air Corp. He was stationed in the jungles above the Panama Canal when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. When they took this photo that day they had no idea what had happened in Hawaii.

--Is that an M1 Garand he is holding? Click the photo for a larger version.


MSgt B said...

Your dad was aircraft maintenance?

Your stock just went up.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Looking at the Muzzle, I'd say yes.

ASM826 said...

Copied it out and blew it up in Photoshop. It is an M-1 Garand.

Great photo and piece of history!