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tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Jul 26, 2011 - 02:22pm PT
USS KADASHAN BAY CVE 76

Here's their ships website: http://usskadashanbaycve76.homestead.com/main.html

Here's my fathers page:
http://usskadashanbaycve76.homestead.com/index.html

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 26, 2011 - 02:46pm PT
Nice Tolman! I didn't know they flew Bird Dogs off of carriers. Was it an
Army or Navy rig?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Jul 26, 2011 - 02:54pm PT
cessna 01-A took my first ever small plane flight in one of those- sawweeet planes those were!
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Jul 26, 2011 - 03:17pm PT
I don't know anything about the recon rig, all I know is my dad developed the recon photos. I did recall seeing some before and after bombing photos of a small island.

There are a whole lot of questions I shoulda woulda coulda but didn't ask my dad before he passed away. I really should have asked him some details about his climbing in Yosemite in the 50's. It would have at least been nice to have known what routes he'd climbed, and to go and climb them myself. But from the time I found out he had cancer to the last time I visited him was a little over 2 months, and there were a host of emotions running through me that kinda blocked out putting down a thorough list of questions. Such is life.
jstan

climber
Jul 26, 2011 - 04:13pm PT
My father crashed his cub doing touch and go on our air strip. Really sad. I wasn't in the plane at the time. I miissed my only opportunity to have an interesting experience.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jul 26, 2011 - 04:31pm PT
I did six jumps at a DZ just over the Alabama line from Pensacola back in '72 (only the last one where I pulled). It was a run by some of the Navy team and I mostly remember a) being stunned by how fast the plane disappeared, and b) that I no idea what was what during the first couple of jumps.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 26, 2011 - 04:46pm PT
Just got this from my bro-in-law (a J3 is a Piper Cub). And 121.5 is the
universal guard/emergency frequency.

Yesterday I departed Minneapolis and was flying home to Toronto while monitoring 121.5 like I always do.

We heard an excited mayday call about an aircraft ditching in the water but did not answer because, as I expected, there were soon many joining in as well as the loud ELT signal. The original caller had given a call sign and described the aircraft as a J3 and his location but it seemed like he was somehow observing the ditching so I was a bit confused. We could see Lake Winnebago clearly as it was just to the right of our route but we were too high to spot anything on the southern end.

When we arrived in Toronto my F/O googled it on his cell phone and we were surprised to see it was already on the internet. Some divers had pulled two bodies from the plane. It was very sad to contemplate that others had gotten up in the morning with the rest of us and had gone flying on a beautiful day as we had but ended up drowning in 6 feet of water.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 28, 2011 - 03:05am PT
Awesome shots Paul! Thanks for sharing! Beautiful shot of that Bearcat.

Shame to hear about the Cub going in. Sad deal for all involved.
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Jul 28, 2011 - 12:22pm PT
Here's a couple more





I know not an aviation photo, but this one is really touching. Imagine coming back after the cesation of the war and seeing this. The carrier transported troops back in addition to its crew.



I also marvel at the changes in the Bay Area my father saw in his 80 years, born in Berkley in the late 20's and lived in the East Bay his whole life.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Jul 28, 2011 - 04:05pm PT
Margaret Young and Jim Richardson loading the Cessna 180 in Palo Alto ...
Margaret Young and Jim Richardson loading the Cessna 180 in Palo Alto for winter climbing in the Wind Rivers in 1963
Credit: TomCochrane

1946 Luscombe 8A, my first airplane in 1981
1946 Luscombe 8A, my first airplane in 1981
Credit: TomCochrane

Kaman Husky UH-43B, my first helicopter
Kaman Husky UH-43B, my first helicopter
Credit: TomCochrane

logging time in a private A-4 SkyHawk
logging time in a private A-4 SkyHawk
Credit: TomCochrane

logging time in a private T-28B
logging time in a private T-28B
Credit: TomCochrane

logging flight time with Laura Mullen <br/>
first skydive 1966 on a Double...
logging flight time with Laura Mullen
first skydive 1966 on a Double-L; other owned rigs include a T-10 TU with a 24' belly reserve; Para-Commander in custom-made container, StratoStar in a SST Racer, Comet in a Streamlite; Diablo in a Javelin container
Credit: TomCochrane

my Comanche 250
my Comanche 250
Credit: TomCochrane

TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Jul 28, 2011 - 04:26pm PT
Yves Rossy
Yves Rossy
Credit: TomCochrane

SpaceX Dragon, first successful private orbital re-entry vehicle
SpaceX Dragon, first successful private orbital re-entry vehicle
Credit: TomCochrane

healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jul 28, 2011 - 04:32pm PT
Until about the age of 14 I flew most of the equipment United Airlines operated - either on my Dad's lap or in the co-pilot seat. Then the hijackings started and the party was over.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 28, 2011 - 04:57pm PT
WOW Tom.....great shots.

Also, very jealous right now lol. Thanks for adding these to the thread!

I have some T-28c time, but an A-4? Wow. I didn't even know there were any registered in private hands.

Still waiting for someone to make that one private Phantom flyable :-|

Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jul 28, 2011 - 11:58pm PT
That may be a Mk.V Spitfire. The mystery plane #1 is probably a Dehavilland Vampire, but it could also be a Venom which looke almost identical but had a different engine.

Put me in the seat; kick the tires and light the fires!
Hankster

Social climber
BASE!
Aug 9, 2011 - 10:26pm PT
my rad Wife a couple days ago.
Credit: Hankster

caylor
skywalker

climber
Aug 10, 2011 - 01:06am PT
Damn Caylor and crew! Sweetiousness!

Cheers!!!

S...
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2011 - 01:26am PT
Dayum Hank!

Thats an awesome shot :D

jstan

climber
Aug 10, 2011 - 01:55am PT
I have to ask about the trip back from the Pacific on the Kardashan after the war. Did the crew get double rations? Your dad's site and the ship's site on the battles in the pacific are the best description of actions I have seen.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Aug 12, 2011 - 12:22am PT
HTV-2 lost at sea today at 13,000 mph
HTV-2 lost at sea today at 13,000 mph
Credit: TomCochrane
Hankster

Social climber
BASE!
Aug 12, 2011 - 08:49pm PT
i'm not a big airplane buff, but i always liked the A-10 Warthog, personally.

caylor
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