Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Men of the Eastwind #1

Wordless Wednesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks family historians to create a post in which the main focus is a photograph or image.

Unknown sailor on USCGC Eastwind about 1946 or 47

When my dad was stationed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Eastwind in 1946-47, he took pictures of his shipmates during tours to Thule, Greenland but didn’t provide names.  Maybe the family of these sailors will find my blog and share their story.

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  1. Wendy, good idea to post the photos on your blog. Good luck putting names to the photos.

  2. Nice looking man. I hope the family finds you!

  3. He is a nice looking man, and I hope your plan works!

  4. What a great idea Wendy! Hopefully the family members of your dad's shipmates will find and identify these photos.

  5. Oh I hope that someone finds this photo. And I hope someone with my family's photos (surely there is someone!) decides to the do the same.

    1. I had never considered the possibility that someone out there in cyberland could be posting photos of my family but I just don't know it. Wouldn't that be fantastic!

  6. That's a great photo and hopefully someone will come forward some day and identify him. My husband's grandfather passed away a year and a half ago and we have since found several very tiny, postage stamp sized photos of those in the navy in WWII with him. I might try posting them, too!