Mayport Basin, 1940’s

July 15th, 2011, 12:44H · Topics: Aerials, Around Town, Navy · Print

Mayport Naval Station during WWII, dirt roads, what look like graded runways, lots of sand and scrub.  Just a handful of buildings near the West edge of the basin.  Loyd Sandgren served as the Navy Base’s photographer from 1942 to 1945 when according to what he told me, there was just a dirt road leading to the base.  The quality of the vintage print is not great but the contrast to what the base looks like today is amazing.  This military duty started Loyd Sandgren’s 30+ year career as a photographer in Jacksonville, FL.

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  1. 1 daryl Bunn July 15th, 2011 14:16H

    Man thanks for all your posts, I love them, keep up the great and valuable work. Anything I can do just let me know. Daryl

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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