Pineapple Aero Squadrons Luke Field T.H. 1920-30's
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Posted 02 April 2017 - 04:24 PM
...more from the 2nd Observation Group, 6th Aero Squadron Luke Field (now Ford Island) 1920, Territory of Hawaii. The first US Army Air Service permanent organization in the islands prior to the Hawaiian Division.
Honolulu Harbor 1920, note the Navy Cruiser at the Aloha Tower piers and the power plant, Bishop street, the commercial hub of Honolulu, now all highrise towers.
Posted 02 April 2017 - 04:30 PM
Schofield Barracks, before the Hawaiian Division, 1920. The first quads erected by the Third Engineers, NCO housing and the Engineers housing (later officer country)
Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:04 AM
Neat photos! Looks like "rough" service to me! My father was Air Force and we lived there from 1964-67. Hickam was very busy at that time, 24/7. I haven't been back since then but I remember quite a few of the landmarks in the photos. Thanks for posting these.
Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:27 AM
Back to work again in the peacetime army in Hawaii
Great thread! Can you make out the cap badge that the sergeant is wearing? It doesn't look like an enlisted badge.
Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:38 AM
Not enough sharpness in these old snapshots unfortunately, but it looks like an officers cap he used for the photo to me, note they're also wearing sidearms
1920 aerial view of Honolulu with Diamond Head in the background. In the foreground is Punchbowl crater, long before it was the National Cemetery of the Pacific
Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:47 AM
....wish the resolution and angle was better on this one so we could see the 1920 wings. Anyone have any info on the pilot?
Identified on the reverse as "Lt. Elliott and Ford Flivvers at Luke Field 1920" Nice hand operated "Oooooogah!" air horn
Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:42 AM
Salvage Sailor thank you for posting your terrific early photographs! I recently picked-up a photo album full of Luke Field images and surrounding area, but dated a few years later (1924-1925). Here's a similar photo of Punchbowl Crater with Navy Band members in the foreground and Diamond Head in the distance.
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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:33 AM
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Private Vine and Curtis JN-4D Jenny
Good afternoon. These are DH.4s. Same with posts #3 & 6.
Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:29 AM
That's what I thought too Chuck, although they are noted on the back of the photo in pencil as "Private Vine and Curtis JN-4D Jenny" by the airman who took them.
Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:58 PM
Jumping ahead a few years, here's a 1925 Luke Field hanger dance invite prepared by the US Army Air Corps 11th Photo Section.
Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:17 PM
This Aug. 18, 1924 dated aerial photograph includes a small caption: "11th Photo Section, Ilio Point & Makanalua Peninsula, Molokai, from W. 7000 Ft." Check out the sister Bi-plane ahead of the photographer... twin engine?
Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:22 PM
Caption reads: 11th Photo Sec. B-1871 Koko Crater, Oahu from S.W. 7,000 ft. 5 P.M. 3-28-24.
Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:36 PM
Here's a Feb. 4, 1926 dated 11th Photo Sec., shoreline photo of the Elks Club, Waikiki Beach. Look at how clear the water is...
Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:43 AM
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