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Visual Evidence

Photo 1: Photograph of Ladd Field under construction in 1939.

[Photo 1] Photograph of Ladd Field under construction in 1939 with link to larger version of image.
(Courtesy of the U.S. Army)

Photo 2: Photograph of Ladd Field during the Cold Weather Testing Mission, 1942.

[Photo 2] Photograph of Ladd Field before the war  begins with link to larger version of image.
(Courtesy of the U.S. Army)

Photo 3: Photograph of Ladd Field after WWII construction boom in 1946.

[Photo 3] Photograph of Ladd Field after WWII construction with link to larger version of image.
(Courtesy of the U.S. Army)

Questions for Photos 1-3

1. How many buildings can you count under construction in photo 2? Does there appear to have been a lot of new construction between 1939 and 1942?

2. What differences do you see between Photos 1 and 3? Is there a difference in size? Has anything been added? If so, what?

3. Why do you think there were so many changes between 1939 and 1946? What impact do you think the change in mission made? (Refer back to Readings 1 and 2, if necessary.)

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