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LM-12
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posted 12-14-2018 06:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a photo of the unmanned AS-202 command module being unloaded from the USS Hornet at the Long Beach Naval Station on August 25,1966.

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posted 12-19-2018 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by LM-12:
The white labels on the mask canisters are all in slightly different positions.
  1. compare photo ha-063 and the recovery film footage: photo ha-063 was the last astronaut hoisted up to the helicopter

  2. compare photos ha-063 and MSFC-6900595: photo ha-063 is Aldrin, not Armstrong

  3. compare the recovery film footage and photo MSFC-6900595: Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin were hoisted up to the helicopter in that order
Anyone agree?

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posted 12-20-2018 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jklier   Click Here to Email jklier     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been looking through the navsource photos linked from this thread. I've been trying to determine the location where this photo was taken as they were driving to Hickam Field.

The main visual clues are the left hand turn along the waters edge, the dock cranes and building in the background and the hills of what I assume are the hills of the forest reserve in the background. Anyone recognize that building in the background? I have not found any recent photos of the area with that building.

One thing I really love about this photo is the kid running along side the MQF. What a story he had to tell!

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posted 12-20-2018 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The MQF motorcade would have had to make a left turn not long after photo MSFC-6901221 was taken. Maybe that is where photo ha-099 was taken.

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posted 12-20-2018 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jklier   Click Here to Email jklier     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, that's the photo I was looking at for the starting point. I tried going along the shoreline from that spot all the way around to Hickam in Google Earth but I have not been able to find that spot. Of course, there could have been changes to the roads ands such since then. I need to find some aerial photos from that time.

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posted 12-20-2018 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a circa 1965 aerial photo of the USS Hornet at Pearl Harbor with Hickam Air Force Base in the background.

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The July 27, 1969 Honolulu Star-Bulletin had some good coverage of Hornet's return to Pearl Harbor the previous day. Some odds and ends:

Hornet did pass the Arizona Memorial on the way in and the ship's company rendered a salute.

Commercial aircraft on approach to Honolulu International/Hickam AFB dipped their wings in salute as they flew over. There was also a flyover by military aircraft, ten of which flew in formation to spell out an "11."

Hornet moored at Pier Bravo.

Hawaii Gov. Burns and Admiral McCain (CINCPAC) delivered remarks during the welcome-home ceremony. McCain went to the podium, looked at the astronauts in the MQF, said something kind of salty (to the effect of "you're the darnedest thing I ever saw") then said "Oh...are we on television?"

Mike Collins cracked up the crowd by saying "Sorry we got delivered to you in a box!"

McCain, who loved cigars, presented the crewmembers with a gift-wrapped box each of his favorite cigars.

According to the account, the command module was taken to Ford Island for three days of examination, then flown to Houston.

Several leis were put aboard the C-141 as gifts for the astronauts' wives. A lei was also draped on the door handle to the MQF.

The ride to Hickam Operations was a three-mile route.

The 12-year-old who ran alongside the MQF was Glenn Holman, one of a dozen youngsters who ran alongside the MQF. Most of them faded off but Glenn ran most of the three miles, to the cheers of onlookers - and, once the astronauts saw what he was doing, they waved to him and encouraged him on. He finally accepted a ride from one of the escorting cars once they got to Hickam. Holman was the son of a Navy pilot who was air adviser to the commander of Pacific Fleet submarine forces.

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posted 12-21-2018 08:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jklier   Click Here to Email jklier     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! Thanks for the info on the kid running in the photo. That's a great story!


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