PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
OF ROY ANDREW LAFONTAINE, JR.
OF THE 10TH SERVICE SQUADRON
7TH SERVICE GROUP
IV AIR SERVICE COMMAND
FIFTH AIR FORCE

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visits since 23 February 2006

 

Roy Andrew Lafontaine believes his unit, the 10th Service Squadron, may have been initially based Armstrong's Paddock after they disembarked at Townsville.

lafontaine01.jpg (42244 bytes) Roy Lafontaine in front of 10th Service Squadron sign
lafontaine02.jpg (51269 bytes) Roy Lafontaine in front of 10th Service Squadron sign
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lafontaine06.jpg (54993 bytes) 10th Service Squadron sign
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lafontaine13.jpg (238943 bytes) 10th Service Engineering APO 72 February 1945 - Philippines

Sitting L to R:- Croft, Abernarthy, Waterman, Metcalf, R. Smith, Skrjanc, Walsh, Mr. Ragsdale, Lt. Hook, Guzio, Bogus, Trego, Woog, Menge, Holley, Tippman, Hanover, R. Allen, Blagg, Keiper, Bosma, Gay, Kundrat, Lindquits, Roller, Rick, & Canney.

Standing L to R:- Weinstein, Sherrill, Whitney, Tursic, Pezanowski, Wrobel, Manore, Romaine, May, Batz, Smigelski, Mize, Hanks, Baranowski, Vannoy, Hacker, Erickson,  Wolter, C. Watson, DeRosa, Cook, Pavony, Kelly, Garcia, Rogers, Jaffe, Soto, Abby, Briggs, Metzger, Loftus, McGeoch, Martin, Coopersmith, Guthrie, Kubatzke.

On Plane L to R:- Lafontaine, Volkmann, Sabo, Feaster, Yeanacoplis, Murray.

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lafontaine17.jpg (45960 bytes) Robert Rubatzke
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lafontaine23.jpg (53560 bytes) The man at the right of the photo is Charles A. Lindbergh, the famous American aviator. He is porbably in jpgs 24 and 25. The man in the centre with the boonie hat and moustache is M/Sgt Robert E. Ward.

I'd like to than Robert M. Ward, son of M/Sgt Robert E. Ward for identifying Lindbergh and his father in this photo.

lafontaine24.jpg (79105 bytes) The men in this photograph are probably gathered around Charles A. Lindbergh. See above photograph.
lafontaine25.jpg (60191 bytes) The men in this photograph are probably gathered around Charles A. Lindbergh. See above photographs.
lafontaine26.jpg (67351 bytes) Repair Section
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lafontaine28.jpg (70112 bytes) Engineering Office
lafontaine29.jpg (59915 bytes) "Bumper"
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lafontaine32.jpg (62056 bytes) B-24 Liberator
lafontaine33.jpg (65492 bytes) Working on a B-24 Liberator
lafontaine34.jpg (60292 bytes) Working on a B-24 Liberator
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lafontaine39.jpg (55169 bytes) Working on a B-24 Liberator
lafontaine40.jpg (73638 bytes) Sign for the The Flying Fiends, 36th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group
lafontaine41.jpg (92993 bytes) Home of the Headhunters, 80th Fighter Squadron, the leading twin engine fighter squadron in the world. The sign indicates 214 Japanese aircraft destroyed.
lafontaine42.jpg (50943 bytes) "Tabu", a B-24 Liberator with the 22nd Bomb Group
lafontaine46.jpg (178110 bytes) "Wolf Pack", a B-24 Liberator with the 22nd Bomb Group
lafontaine44.jpg (66908 bytes) "Modest Maiden", B-24J-125-CO Liberator #42-109994 of 43BG 403BS. 

This B-24 was accepted by the AAF on 27 January 1944. It arrived in Australia on 30 March 1944. It was salvaged as War Weary sometime in 1945.

lafontaine43.jpg (72879 bytes) C-47 "Missouri Mule"
lafontaine45.jpg (69441 bytes) "Parade"
lafontaine47.jpg (65239 bytes) "Star Eyes"
lafontaine48.jpg (73003 bytes) Boom Town Post Exchange
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lafontaine51.jpg (136796 bytes) Japanese Propaganda?
lafontaine52.jpg (93902 bytes) Japanese Propaganda

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Roy A. Lafontaine of Milford, Delaware for his assistance with this web page. His father, Roy Andrew Lafontaine, Jr., was a member of the 10th Service Squadron. I'd also like to than Robert M. Ward, son of M/Sgt Robert E. Ward for his assistance with this web page.

 

Can anyone help me with more information ?

 

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