Korea? Or Texas?

The reverse of this photo has “Dick Hosey 1946 Korea” written on the back, but the background (cactus, desert) makes me think it was taken at a restaurant (The Original?) in San Antonio.

dick hosey korea 1946


Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, FL 1946

Interesting history of Morrison Field–decommissioned in 1947. My dad was there in 1946, before he left for Asia. My grandfather went to visit him there–the only time he ever left the state of Alabama, as far as we know.

Stamp: McClelland, FLA April 23, 1946.
Stamp: McClelland, FLA April 23, 1946.
Stamp: "McClelland FLA April 23, 1946"
Stamp: “McClelland FLA April 23, 1946”

Various scraps: England, Paris, Japan, Korea, Barcelona

leave japan
Leave chit from 433rd Fighter Squadron
paris barcelona ticket 02
Plane ticket from Paris (Invalides) to Barcelona 7 July 1953
upper hayford 1952
Pass from Upper Heyford RAF Base, 25 Jan 1952
paris 01
Handbill for Le Troubadour, 7 rue Fromentin. Metro stations Blanche and Pigalle.
paris barcelona ticket
Ticket from Paris to Barcelona, 7 July 1953.
enlisted club itami
Membership card, enlisted men’s club, Itami AAB, Japan.
itami 1946 mess ticket
Mess card, Itami AAB “December”
VA Auburn card
Veteran’s Administration ID card for Fall 1947 and Winter 1948. Dad went to Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn) for three semesters on the GI Bill.
train ticket 1953
Boat train June 7, 1953 from Victoria station to Newhaven.

japan 1946 beer label

September 2, 1946 Kimpo, Korea
September 2, 1946 Kimpo, Korea