Those memories we will send to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

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) part of the building and i had become friends with a chief radioman, fred horne ,as i recall his name... there was a program available, SCORE, (Selective COnversion and REtention, or something like that) for people in certain dead-end rates to convert to other open-end rates... chief horne taught me morse code, with several sound patterns for learning some of the letters, such as "hitting the hips" (di- di-di-dit = h), "to hell with it" (di-dah-di-dit = l), "to the fairest" (di-di- dah-dit = f)... i had glanced through a navy training book on basic electronics back in 1959 and determined that if this was "basic" there was no way that i could learn it...

i had been a ph2 for almost 5 years and was going nowhere... but he told me that you need basic electricity before you get into basic electronics... we lived just outside of town in a nondescript civilian housing area...

Prior to this, my dad was in the OSS during WWII under the command of John Ford, the Hollywood film director's unit.

Dad participated in many actions in the Mediterranean Theater, receiving a Bronze Star for the invasion of Florence, Italy.

I was the photographer that went to take pics of that crash...

was flown in a coast guard helicopter to take basic locating pictures, then trudged up the hill with the preliminary investigating team, taking pics as they directed...

It was my first duty station from June 1987 through December 1988.

Fascinating interview with the construction engineer and updated info.

Tom Line Hamilton, Ohio Date: October 12, 2015 From: Michael Newman, cincinnatimik at hotmail dot com Subject: my days at kodiak Date: Sat, -0400 I was stationed there from october 1962 through about april 1963... don't recall the building number or name where I worked, but was on an upper floor, 2nd or 3rd floor, and believe the photo lab was the only thing on that floor...

Noted the pics of the airplane crash of January 10, 1963...

i recall that a couple of months later i had to take pics of of a re-enlistment... i was really amazed at the time that someone who had just survived a crash like that would re-enlist...