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Hong Kong - We rode back to Oki in one of these planes - 3 Jan 54 | by Phil Roeder
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Hong Kong - We rode back to Oki in one of these planes - 3 Jan 54

While I am using my late father's camera this week to shoot some film for my 365 project, each night I am posting photos that he took with the same camera more than 55 years ago.

 

These photos were taken while my Dad served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. They were taken with a Zeiss Ikon Contessa, a rangefinder with a folding Tessar f2.8/45mm lens, and were shot on 35mm Kodachrome transparency film. I recently had about 70 out of nearly 1,000 slides he shot scanned by ScanCafe in order to preserve as well as share on Flickr.

 

Most of the photos I'm posting to Flickr were taken over a one year period, between September 1953 and August 1954. The caption for each photo is simply what my Dad noted on each slide.

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Taken in January 1954