Photo #: NH 105063
Naval Air Station, Santa Ana, California
Combined crews of the air station and squadrons ZP-31 and VJ-8, circa 1945.
Panoramic photograph by Thompson Photo, Los Angeles, California.
Note that five WAVES officers are at the ends of the first row. Aircraft present include one K-type blimp on a mooring mast outside the hangar, at right, and at least two blimps inside, plus nine airplanes parked in the right half of the image. Airplane types are probably (from left to right): GB-2, TD2C, three F6F, SB2C, J2F, SNB and JRF.
Donation of Mrs. Jere Santry, via the Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida, 1989.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 28 September 2007