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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 […]

20 Sep 2011

Yellow Water Naval Air Gunnery School

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“Here two sailors getting ready for a days supply of 50 calibers.  They would use 3 million rounds a day at the Yellow Water Gunnery School.  Jacksonville, Florida.  1945” LS This was quite a complex in the 1940’s, one of three facilities in the United States used to train Navy gunners in all aspects of […]

16 Sep 2011

Volleyball 1940’s

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Sailors use their down time to play volleyball at Naval Station Mayport during the 1940’s.  Loyd Sandgren was stationed there as the base photographer from 1942 to 1945.

15 Jul 2011

Mayport Basin, 1940’s

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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 […]

22 Nov 2010

Mayport Naval Station Baseball 1943

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According to Loyd’s notes this was shot on Sanders Field at Mayport Naval Station in 1943 during the time he was stationed there as a Navy photographer.  The fielding team has Gibbs on their jersey. I can’t read the base runners.

13 Oct 2010

KP Duty

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Caption on back of print: Mess Cooks take eyes out of potatoes at N.A.G.S.  2/20/45 “Here is a group of men on KP duty.  The potatoes shown in the background was just part of the 5 tons used each day at the base.  They seemed to be having a good time, but I think the […]

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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