Jac MacDonald

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Jac MacDonald

 

Member
since 2007
In Newfoundland
My 1st camera was a Kodak Retina IIIc with
55mm lens

Fifty-four years of taking pictures. . .

It all began out of utter boredom. I was on temporary duty in Newfoundland, flush with money making
$222 a month! I was unable to drink it all up so I bought a good camera .

And the rest, as they say, is history .

I carried that camera and it’s replacement for the next 21 years behind the Iron Curtain, in combat over the Ho Chi Minh trail, and 48 countries along the way .

Proudly serving our country!

 

Aerial of Bangor , ME

Stationed in Bangor , ME - Dow AFB - 1957 - 1962

 

1963 Rouen, France

1963 Rouen, France - Marian and I would picnic at this site. Vienna sausage, Ritz crackers, and a bottle of wine .

 

Berlin

Berlin at the height of the cold war - looking into East Berlin .

Stationed at Evreux AB, Normandy France – 1962 – 1964.

Supplied all United States’ interests from Norway in the north to

Kenya in the south, east to India, and all points in between .

Prime responsibility – keep the Berlin corridors open!

 

Athens

1964 - Athens and the Acropolis

 

Experimental Drop

1967 - Fort Bragg, NC experimental drop including 6 - 100 ft. parachutes, 23,000 # armored personnel carrier, and a tactical nuclear weapon.

 

At the Airbase

1971 - 72 Ubon Royal Thai Airbase AC 130 gunship in a revetment One of the planes I navigated in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict (as it was called)

 

Refueling the F-100 fighter

Refueling the F-100 fighter

 

Daughter Michele

1981 Our daughter Michelle on a 100 mile endurance race.

 

Back in the USA. . .

 

Canyon de Chelly, Arizona

The White House Canyon de Chelly, Arizona

 

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

Jac and Marian on Mt. Hood

Jac and Marian on Mt. Hood

Tout est finis!