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Visual Evidence

Photo 6: Planes and Navy personnel in front of Hanger 2, NAS New York, c. 1944. [Photo 6] with link to larger version of photo.
(National Park Service)

Photo 7: Inspection of ferry squadrons, NAS New York, c. 1944. [Photo 7] with link to larger version of photo.
(National Park Service)

Questions for Photos 6 and 7

1. Why do you think airplanes wings are folded up? Can you think of any naval equipment that this feature might be practical for?

2. Why do you think the navy personnel in Photo 6 posed for this photograph? What evidence is there of a team-effort and spirit in this photograph? What do you think the morale was like at NAS New York at the time of this photograph?

3. How do Photos 6 and 7 demonstrate the amount of work done at NAS New York? What do they suggest about the importance of NAS New York in the U.S. effort to win World War II?

* The photos on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 6 and Photo 7, but be aware that each file will take as much as 39 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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