U.S. Air Force R-2 Crash Rescue Truck

U.S. Air Force R-2 Crash-Rescue Truck

     The following photos were taken at an antique military vehicle show held in Exeter, Rhode Island, sponsored by the Rhode Island Military Vehicle Collectors Club. 

     These photos show a fully restored 1953 Dodge, U.S. Air Force, R-2 crash-rescue truck.  These trucks were specifically designed to respond to aviation accidents and were used extensively by the military at air bases throughout the country. 

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Charlestown NAS Auto Registration Decal

Charlestown Aux. Naval Air Station

Automobile Registration Decal

    

Charlestown R.I. Air Station Automobile Registration Decal

Charlestown R.I. Air Station
Automobile Registration Decal

     This decal/parking permit would have been placed on the windshield of civilian automobiles belonging to servicemen or workers at the Charlestown Aux. Naval Air Station in Charlestown, Rhode Island.  The time frame in which it would have been issued is unknown.   

     Decal image courtesy of the Mr. Larry Webster of the Quonset Air Museum. 

 

Quonset Point N.A.S. OS2U-2 Kingfisher -1941

Quonset Point Naval Air Station OS2U-2 Kingfisher 

March 20, 1941

     These photos are of a U.S. Navy OS2U-2 Kingfisher, (Bu. No. 2193) belonging to  Scouting Squadron 2, stationed at Quonset Point Naval Air Station in Rhode Island at the beginning of World War II.   (Note the Quonset Point designation on the fuselage.)

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U.S. Navy OS2U-2 Kingfisher U.S. Navy Photo National Archives

U.S. Navy OS2U-2 Kingfisher
U.S. Navy Photo
National Archives

U.S. Navy OS2U-2 Kingfisher U.S. Navy Photo National Archives

U.S. Navy OS2U-2 Kingfisher
U.S. Navy Photo
National Archives

U.S. Navy OS2U Kingfisher Fuel Gauge

U.S. Navy OS2U Kingfisher Fuel Gauge

 

 

Quonset Point Naval Air Station Vintage Images

Quonset Point Naval Air Station Vintage Images 

     The Quonset Point Naval Air Station was located on Narragansett Bay in the town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island. 

     To see hundreds more vintage images of the Quonset Point Naval Air Station one can obtain two books published through Arcadia Press in their Images of America series titled: Quonset Point Naval Air Station, Volumes 1 & 2, by Seam Paul Milligan.  Both books are highly informative.    

 

Before the navy base, Quonset Point was a summer community.  This real estate ad is from July of 1930.

Before the navy base, Quonset Point was a summer community. This real estate ad is from July of 1930.

Vintage Post Card View Of The Former Entrance To Quonset Point, NAS.

Vintage Post Card View Of The Former Entrance To Quonset Point, NAS.

Quonset Point Naval Air Station Insignia patch

Quonset Point Naval Air Station Insignia patch

A Vintage Post Card View Of A Helicopter Over Quonset Point Naval Air Station

A Vintage Post Card View Of A Helicopter Over Quonset Point Naval Air Station

 

 

USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) Launching

USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)

    

USS Bunker Hill just four days after her launching at Quincy, Massachusetts. December 11, 1942 National Archives Photo

USS Bunker Hill just four days after her
launching at Quincy, Massachusetts.
December 11, 1942
National Archives Photo

     The USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) was one of 24 Essex Class aircraft carriers built for the United States Navy during World War II.  She was named for the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was fought in Boston, June 17, 1775.   Her launching took place December 7, 1942, one year to the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and her commissioning occurred just over five months later on May 24, 1943.  She saw a lot of action in the Pacific Campaign and survived the war.   

     The Bunker Hill was sold for scrap in 1973.       

South Weymouth, MA. – Naval Air Station

South Weymouth Naval Air Station

     NAS South Weymouth, in South Weymouth, Massachusetts, served as an operational air field from 1942 to 1997.  

Also see Shea Naval Aviation Museum   http://www.anapatriotsquadron.org/

K Class Navy Airship South Weymouth Naval Air Station October 2, 1942 National Archives Photo

K Class Navy Airship
South Weymouth Naval Air Station
October 2, 1942
National Archives Photo

U.S. Navy Blimp South Weymouth Naval Air Station February 11, 1944 National Archives Photo

U.S. Navy Blimp
South Weymouth Naval Air Station
February 11, 1944
National Archives Photo

U.S. Marine Corps O2U Corsair (A-7661)

U.S. Marine Corps O2U Corsair, Bu. No. A-7661

U.S. Marine Corps O2U Corsair, Bu. No. A-7661

USS Ranger CV-4 Ashtray

WWII Aircraft Carrier, USS Ranger CV-4, ashtray from the Warrant Officers Mess.  The Ranger visited New England during the war.

WWII Aircraft Carrier, USS Ranger CV-4, ashtray from the Warrant Officers Mess. The Ranger visited New England during the war.

Squantum Naval Air Station – September 12, 1946

Squantum Naval Air Station - P-47 Thunderbolt - September 12, 1946

Squantum Naval Air Station – P-47 Thunderbolt – September 12, 1946

Squantum Naval Air Station – May 10, 1947

Squantum Naval Air Station - May 10, 1947

Squantum Naval Air Station – May 10, 1947

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