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Jack Johnson

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Brick
« on: June 22, 2016, 07:22:05 AM »
The brother of my wife's paternal grandfather was a Filmwaster. :) His name was Austin Harold Childs, but everyone called him Brick due to his red hair.

I have two albums, one circa 1925 and the other circa 1945. He was stationed in Marrakech in World War II.

I've started to scan some of the images.


1925-00-00-001 by Jack Johnson, on Flickr

Brick, on horseback.


1925-00-00-002 by Jack Johnson, on Flickr

Scene from an unidentified Wild West show.


1925-00-00-004 by Jack Johnson, on Flickr

Anyone know their planes?

(Quick fact edit: Austin was my wife's grandfather. His brother's name was Harold.)
« Last Edit: June 26, 2016, 09:58:24 PM by Jack Johnson »

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Re: Brick
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 12:46:28 PM »
Exciting and emotive histories in those images. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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Re: Brick
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2016, 04:54:52 PM »
These are amazing! Can't wait to see more :)

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Re: Brick
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2016, 06:49:55 PM »
They might be Curtis JN-4 trainers. I like the photographer's shadow in that shot. Thanks for sharing these.

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Re: Brick
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2016, 11:16:20 PM »
Really cool photos. Reminds me that I need to start going through the family photos.

The planes aren't Jennies. The cockpits are too far back in the fuselage and they're V-12s, not V-8s. I'm not sure what they are, but probably 1920s-30s. Need to do a little research.
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Re: Brick
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2016, 01:18:55 PM »
VERY interesting!
Love them.

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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2016, 07:40:04 PM »
I'm guessing the colors on the rudders of those planes are blue/white/red: they look kind of French to me... 

Oops! now I see the stars on the wings--clearly American.
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Re: Brick
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2016, 07:25:49 PM »
My best guess for the plane would be some sort of De Havilland DH4. They were made in many variations, but most of the details seem to line up, equal wingspan, hoops under the ends of the lower wings, water cooled, V12. Here's a tiny image I found of one that's pretty close: http://www.corpusetampois.com/che-20-19170919etatsuniens-dehavilland-dh4.jpg

Here's some info: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/MuseumExhibits/FactSheets/Display/tabid/509/Article/197397/de-havilland-dh-4.aspx
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Re: Brick
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2016, 08:20:37 PM »
Yep, I think you're right - DH-4s, and from the service history in the link you posted, DH-4Bs or -4Ms. Judging by the surroundings in the photos, could very well have been taken while on anti-bandit patrols along the Mexican border between 1919 and 1921.
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Re: Brick
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2016, 10:21:14 PM »
It's fitting that some of these were part of an aerial photography unit.

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Re: Brick
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2016, 05:28:14 PM »
Hey Jack, great shots and a fascinating story too. I have something similar to offer and have been meaning to get started on the scanning required to bring it 'to the people', but as usual, I haven't had time. My grandfather, Charlie Wenn, was in the Royal Air Force during WWII and was stationed in the UK, South Africa, India and the Far East. He ended up - after several role changes - running a mobile photographic unit in Malaysia and he left me a TON of photos when he died a few years ago. Most are contact prints from 6x9 negs and so are nice and sharp. Lots of annotations on the back too which is a big help in placing and dating them.
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