Jealousy
Brobee sad, Brobee happy

Thanks

These are from my personal collection. I got these photos from a junk shop. They were from an estate sale of the gentleman that took the photos. From what I can tell, they were taken aboard the USS Intrepid.

The first photo is not dated.

before

This photo says 18 April 1945, on the back. Handwritten, it says, "Burial service for men killed in action of April 16, 1945." About this date, Wikipedia says:

16 April: During an air raid, a Japanese aircraft dived into Intrepid's flight deck forcing the engine and part of her fuselage right on through, killing 8 men and wounding 21. In less than an hour the flaming gasoline had been extinguished, and only 3 hours after the crash, aircraft were again landing on the carrier.

after

Thank you to all our veterans and your families for your time, for your bravery, for your sacrifices.

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Howard

What powerful and appropriate photos on Veterans Day. Good post.

Liss

What a great piece of history you have here. The photos are magnificent and look to be in good condition.

shelli

Fabulous photos.

ELK

thanks for this post ! my father was Army , the moms back home were amazing too! Great photos

kristen

perfect subject for today
I added a little bit of green to mine
http://pepperpaints.com/2008/11/11/black-and-white-and-green/

Toni

Very appropriate - what wonderful pieces of history you have there! My f-i-l was an air force mechanic during WWII. Maybe he kept the planes flying that landed there...

http://dailyvignette.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/neighborhood-scratching-post/

Wayfaring Wanderer

Great tribute :)

Martha

Thanks for sharing some of your collection in such a touching way! What fabulous photos!

Fighting Windmills

Excellent post for Veterans Day. I like those photos. I've not given much thought to buying photos from a stranger's past, but they are certainly intriguing and invaluable. You are preserving a treasure from our collective history.

Amy

Wonderful photos and a really great post. Thank YOU.

michelle

wow! those are amazing photos...and what a great moment to have captured on film. where would we be without our cameras?!

Elizabeth

What wonderful photos on Veterans' Day, an important piece of history.

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