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.