Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Korean War Photos by Joseph A. Meinhard

These are some photos my father, Esn. Joseph A. Meinhard, took while attached with VS-23 on his Pacific Cruise in 1951. He shot many color slides from his point of view as an aviator of TBM-3E Avengers. He took many photos of crew, locations in Japan, Okinawa, and going through the Panama CanalHe also flew, F-4U Corsair, F6F Hellcats, & said a PBY or two. All these phtos were taken with a Nikon 35mm camera. Interesting thing that the assesories say "Made in Occupied Japan" on it. It is my goal to get these slides transferred to digital as soon as time allows.

Photo Top Left: Gunsite View of Mt. Fuji

Photo Top Right: Esn. J.A. Meinhard by Skyraider.

Photo Bottom Left: CVE USS Bairoko, the Escort Carrier he was assigned to in 1951.

Photo Bottom Right: His best friend, Jack Wink, taken over Norfolk, VA.


Thursday, August 03, 2006

Trains in Carsonville, MI

Went to see a co-worker in Carsonville to get a sand blaster. For some reason, I decided to take the Ole Nikon 4500 out "just in case" I should see some Rail America action on the Huron & Eastern (former Pere Marquette RR) Bad Axe line. Sure enough, I caught a Central Oregon & Pacific Gp 38-2 towing some tank cars from the Pioneer Sugar Plant in Croswell, MI. It sure is far away from its home rails out west!


Just some photos of horses in the family. The little philly was just a day old when it was taken.