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Dad & Me
This is a photo of my dad and myself. It was taken in about 1942. My oldest brother Dick was already in the navy and my brother Bob took the photo. Bob did his own developing and printing of his photos. Bob went into the army not long after taking this photo and ended up in Germany.

Dick was a electricians mate 3C on a troop transport. His ship was sunk at Okinawa and he was a guest of the Japinese Imperial army for 4 days before being liberated. He was searously injured when the ship was sunk. In this photo my dad is resoleing some shoes. He had a stand shaped like a foot that he put the shoe on while he nailed the sole on. I believe it was called a last. Dad brought old machenery leather drive belting home from work to cut the sole and heels out of. You can see boxes of the nails he used by his left hand. Dad worked at Columbus Mc Kinnon (sp)in Tonawanda NY. The photo was taken in the cellar of our house at 130 Kohler St. Tonawanda NY

Submitted By: Dave Smith from NY on 2002-11-06

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