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    Something for veterans day.


    This is Howard Pyfer. Howard was a family friend on my Moms side.

    Howard Pyfer by M Patterson, on Flickr

    Howard was in the US Army Air Service/Army Air Corps in the 1920s.

    Z HP 2 by M Patterson, on Flickr

    He was an aerial photographer assigned to an Observation Squadron. At some point he gave my Grandma an album of 8 X10 photos he had taken over the years. The album was passed to my mom and eventually to me. The pictures are actually quite good but did not scan real well. I figured I’d post some of my favorites.

    As this was in the album I’m going to assume that this was the camera he used.

    Z HP 9 by M Patterson, on Flickr

    91st Observation Squadron

    Z HP 5 by M Patterson, on Flickr

    Bomber formation over Golden Gate

    Z HP 6 by M Patterson, on Flickr

    The Graf Zeppelin over San Francisco

    Z graf zeppelin by M Patterson, on Flickr

    The USS Saratoga in 1928

    Z uss saratoga by M Patterson, on Flickr

    And a picture of it with its complement of Bi-Planes

    Z uss saratoga 2 by M Patterson, on Flickr

    There were several pictures such as the bomber flight and this one of the Presidio of San Francisco taken over the Golden Gate leading into San Francisco Bay.

    Z HP 8 by M Patterson, on Flickr

    It took me a bit to realize that the Photos were taken before the Golden Gate Bridge was built. The latest picture of the Golden Gate in the album actually shows when the bridge was being built.

    Z HP 10 by M Patterson, on Flickr

    Anyway thought some of you might find the pictures interesting.

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    Thanks Again Mike.
    Very interesting and I'm glad you could share them.

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    Very cool, thanks for sharing

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    Great pics! Thanks for sharing them!
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    Thanks Mike-have seen those views from the cockpit hundreds of times and it never gets old-------And even tho there are rumors--I never flew under THAT bridge-----

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    Thanks for posting/sharing those Mike.
    Very interesting.
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    Thanks for posting those Mike. Those are some awesome historical shots. I would have loved to have had the chance to fly those big radial bi-planes.

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    Thanks for taking the time to share those Mike! That had to be something else. Those canvas skinned planes didn't leave much to desire from what I could tell. It is pretty amazing what they accomplished though!

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    Thanks Mike really cool stuff there
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