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09 Feb 2017

On The Range at Yellow Water Gunnery School, 1944

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“Turrets at the Yellow Water Gunnery School. July 8, 1944. I think the range used over 3,000,000 rounds of 50mm bullets.”  LS Training turret gunners on trailers fitted with aircraft machine gun turrets at one of the practice ranges at the Yellow Water Gunnery School. The WWII base was located on land North of the [...]

11 Nov 2015

Corsairs At The Ready, Mayport 1944

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“U.S. Naval Air Station, Mayport, Florida.  September 1944. This photo is looking North-East where the new base had a name change and was now an Airbase.  Most of the airplanes were Corsairs, as many as 17 pilots were killed in one afternoon there.  My job was to photograph the wrecks.” LS Loyd Sandgren first came [...]

29 Nov 2011

Navy Machine Gunner, 1944

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“Here is a gunner getting ready to fire his machine guns.  This was a typical photo, taken for Public Relations.  This photo was sent to the home town newspaper to show what a native son was doing.  The interesting thing about this picture is, the plane was on the ground and there was a platform [...]

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About Photographer Loyd Sandgren

I first met Loyd Sandgren in 1997 as I was putting photo gear back into my car after... Learn More