This is the uploaded scrapbook of Francis N. Duffey, recording his V-5 Naval training experiences at Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minnesota), Iowa State University (Ames), and at the University of Kansas (Lawrence), from 1945 to 1946.
" Eighty brand new Naval V-5 trainees, with visions of props and wings, began their military life at a little college in southern Minnesota -- Gustavus Adolphus. There were no airplanes, and the books could be rough, but it was a good life."
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Small Loose Pictures
All of these pictures were loose in the scrapbook, but appear to date to the time of the album.
This appears to be a marching/backpacking exercise. There are three pictures, all with the same developing marks, that form a group. The trees are bare, so this could be Fall of 1945 at Gustavus Adolphus.
Part of the set of three. A sailor working, pulling something with a rope.
A picture of my dad, Francis N. Duffey, taken during the march. Could be a self-portrait.
This is a picture of my grandfather, William R. Duffey I. Unknown date.
This is a picture of my dad, Franicis N. Duffey and an unknown older man. Professor? Uncle?