Naval Station Mayport, 1943

August 29th, 2017, 8:00H · Topics: Navy · Print

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“U.S. Naval Section Base, Mayport, Florida, July 1943. Photo taken from the wind tower, looking South, towards the beaches. Yachts & Pogy Boats were the fleet at the base.”  LS

This early view of Naval Station Mayport was taken while photographer Loyd Sandgren was stationed there. The Navy photographer job first brought him to Jacksonville where after a brief period Tallahassee, Florida in 1946, he worked and lived for the rest of his life. There are numerous photographs from Loyd’s Navy career in the collection but here is a good one with a great story taken on the same pier seen in this photograph.

 

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About Photographer Loyd Sandgren

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