A photo of John Sidney McCain III - son and grandson of 4 star admirals in the U.S. Navy. He attended the United States Naval Academy (graduating, as he joked, 5th from the bottom in his class in 1958 - he was a bit of a rebel) and after graduation became a naval aviator. In 1967, he requested combat duty and was assigned to an aircraft carrier in the Gulf in Tonkin. On October 26, 1967 his plane was shot down and he became a prisoner of war. After 5 and a half years as a prisoner of war and being severely tortured, John was released. The physical effects of his torture lasted the rest of his life. In the early 1980s, he entered politics in the state of Arizona, eventually becoming a U.S. Senator. While he was nominated for President by the Republican Party in 2008, he lost the race to Democrat Barack Obama. He remained the senior Senator from Arizona until his death from brain cancer in 2018.
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Aug 29, 1936 - Aug 25, 2018 1936 - 2018
Added Aug 25, 2018 by: Kathy Pinna
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A photo of future U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush, a Navy pilot in World War 2, at age 18. Two years later, in 1944, his plane was hit and he had to parachute out of the flaming vehicle - he was in a small raft for 4 hours until he was rescued.
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Jun 12, 1924 - Nov 30, 2018 1924 - 2018
A photo of Lt Werner Bauer - December 8, 1941. This photo was taken the day after the attack at Pearl Harbor. Lt. Werner Bauer (USNR) was aboard the battleship USS West Virginia when she was hit. Another officer flooded the compartments opposite the torpedo hits, allowing the West Virginia to settle to the bottom upright. Werner lead a team into the black below the waterline to flood her ammunition bunkers. He survived with mere cuts and bruises. Somewhere he found a naval officer's hat to get this picture taken of him while still in his hospital gown. He was eager to let his family back in Missouri know he was safe. Ironically, his cousin, Rudolph Bauer, was a bomber pilot with the Luftwaffe. One brother immigrated, the other did not.
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Added Jan 13, 2019 by: Gaye Thomas
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A photo of Evelyn Hayes in the late 1940s. She was a Navy Wave, recruiter, and nurse.Taken prior to her marriage to Doyle Willard Whitehurst.
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A photo of Dennis Ellis - Denny is shown with a Navy work party during WWI.
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Added May 26, 2013 by: Mary Vail
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Unknown sailor drawn by K. B. Ransley in 1943
Added Aug 31, 2014 by: C Coleman-Chapman
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This is a picture of Bob Hope and and Frances Langford performing at a USO event overseas, most liking during the Korean War.
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May 29, 1903 - 2003 1903 - 2003
Added Oct 14, 2003 by: Tiffany Morrison Jacobs
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A family reunion, back row: left to right: Harvey Reavis, Ella Shed, Albert Anderson (son of Bettie McNew Anderson) Della Sanders, Charlie Smith (son of Rebecca Sanders Smith) Allie Shed, David Edward McNew, Myrtle Shed Morris, IB Boyd(relation?), 3rd row: Henry Hoven (no kin) Jessie Thompson Shed, Eula Sanders, Dewey S. Humphries, Alice Burns Shed (my grgraunt) Bert Arnold, Betty McNew Anderson, Dorcas Holder Sanders, 2nd row: John S. "jack' McNew, Louella/Lucille Shed, Henry Shed (my grgruncle), Lottie McNew Shed, George Harvey 'Hobb' Shed, George Shed (Alice Burns Shed Husband, my grgrfa's brother), Mary Ann Shed Sanders, Van Buell Sanders, Mary Ann McNew Sanders, Bottom Row: Mae Shed, Mabel Bobout (?), Lela llSanders, Alvie Albert Edwin Shed, Harvey Sanders, Eddie Ray Shed, Albert Shed, Sam Sanders, the baby on Mary Ann McNew Sanders lap is Edna Sanders. This was between Dec 1, 1915 to Sept 1916, close to Ding Dong TX, which is in Bell, Lampasas, Coryell Co, or somewhere close by. Contact me for further information.
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Sep 23, 1894 - Unknown 1894 - ?
This is a Vaudeville entertainer named Billy Barty. I am pretty sure he must have performed with Hanlon & Clark.
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back reads 'Andrew Franklin of Burlington Kansas was in the war of 1812 Born Dec 25 1791.Was in the Mexican War Came to Kansas in 1857 from Iowa" I am NOT related to the Franklin line, just a collector of photos.Also this pic has found a home with an ancestor.
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Aug 17, 1827 - Unknown 1827 - ?
This is a photo of Ernest Borgnine added by Amanda S. Stevenson on July 1, 2020.
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Jan 24, 1917 - Jul 8, 2012 1917 - 2012
Added Jul 1, 2020 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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This is a photo of my great-grandfather taken between 1910-1917 in a uniform I cannot identify (Poland, Germany, or Austria I suspect).
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Jan 22, 1892 - Unknown 1892 - ?
Claude Jackson is the one that has the arrow pointing to him.He is my father,he said that when they crossed the Equator they had this ritual.I am not too sure of the story about this as I was a small child at the time.
Others have identified the woman seated on the far left as Appolonia (LERG) Luppert and the man at her right shoulder as Valentine Luppert, her first husband. It could be around the 1900s or so judging by the clothing. The location could be the Lansing, MI, homestead of the Lerg family. They probably all spoke German only.
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Apr 19, 1851 - Unknown 1851 - ?
If anyone knows the names of these people,please let me know who they are. All but one #20 is a Williams relative.
GEORGE WILLIAM ALDRICH was born March 08, 1847 in Washtenaw County, MI to AARON ALDRICH and ALMIRA LOCKWOOD, and died February 08, 1908 in Brant, Saginaw County, MI. He was married on February 18, 1866 in St. Charles, MI to ARABELLA HAMILL (b. August 14, 1850 in Lansing, MI; d. March 11, 1935 in Pontiac, MI), daughter of WILLIAM HAMILL and TRIPHENA MORTON.
Frank's formal Navy photo, taken on enlistment. Served on the destroyer, USS Killen.
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Mar 25, 1927 - Jul 12, 2001 1927 - 2001
Added Jan 1, 2001 by: Pam Marks
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This is a photo of William Simunaci added by Cynthia Jaynes on January 23, 2021.
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Aug 14, 1944 - September 1978 1944 - 1978
Added Jan 23 by: Cynthia Jaynes
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Navy, San Diego? Approx. 1949
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written on the back; Taken in Oct 1948
Added May 3, 2020 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
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