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These pictures were generously provided by Jimmy Gagnon's son Joe.
Thank you Joe Gagnon. Your father and I shared some great times in Tech School
at Keesler and at Murphy Dome.
|Ladd Air Force Base in Fairbanks may have been the farthest North Air Base BUT there were many A. C & W Squadrons (like Murphy Dome below) much farther north and much more remote.|
|Ladd Air Force Base in Fairbanks is now Fort Wainwright Army Post|
|1956 CPS-6B Tower as seen from the road in front of the Power Plant||Looks like expansion of Radar Ops|
|Dusting the bubble with rope anchored on the top. New arrivals are told to stand right under edge of bubble. Old timers stand way back for obvious reasons.||Covered but unheated walkway from the Radar Maintenance shop to the CPS-6B tower is easy to see.|
|CPS-6B electronics racks in the Radar Maintenance room||A/1c John Falk and A/2c Jimmy Gagnon.|
|The first class in Snowshoe 101 started as we left to head down to the Emergency Air strip for Artic Survival||
Making camp for Artic Survival.
Unknown, unknown, Marv Hassebroek, Mike Meraz, Benner
|It's going to be -60 so better have lots of wood ready for the fire.||Jimmy Gagnon in both pics. Those shoes are pretty stylish.|
|Looks like Cal Trans with one guy working and two watching.||Snow shoeing is a lot more work than you think.|
|Jimmy decided he wanted to see out of his window. Standing at level of bottom of window||Good job. Now wait for 4 months for some sun.|
|Wonder if this was the chopper that took me to Ladd Hospital when TS235 Scope was dropped from top of 6' cabinet onto my foot?||Wascoe and Gagnon|
|Someone please help with names||Same here and I have no clue why they are eating on the floor|
|Here's a scene the Radio Maintenance guys will appreciate. - Jimmy Gagnon||Hey, Jimmy It looks like the crane needs to be thawed out first...|
|Better view of crane. That's Don Gresh||Hmmmm Northern most Radio Shack???|
|Jimmy Gagnon, Don Gresh with his Weatherby Rifle and ?????????||Hang in there Bullwinkle.. You're gonna end up as steaks for everyone served in the NCO Club.|
|Jimmy in front of the moose steaks. Did you spill some beer on this pic?|
|The USO shows were always welcome. They drove them in when we needed a reminder of what a girl looked like||USO groups were real troopers to do these shows.|