In Memory of Donald Schockling 02/11/32 - 4/25/89
and Harry Portz 12/20/33 - 9/30/09
The photo's here were taken by my Dad, Donald Schockling, while he was in the Air Force in 1953, 6913 RSM, Baker Trick. The descriptions for the pictures I will write are the notes my Dad made about the pictures.
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Camp Kilmer, New Jersey May 1953
Portz & Spike, Camp Kilmer, N.J.
Portz, me and Strop. Showing off the crew cuts.
Ha ha. Whose looks worse? Camp Kilmer, N.J.
Portz, me and Strop. Camp Kilmer N.J.
Leaving New York, May 16, 1953 for Germany.
Ransome a bit Sea sick. Probably from the chow.
Check the crew cuts.
"The Crew" Portz, Spike, Strop, me and Casper.
On ship May 1953.
The Rough House Gang. Me, Ransome, Portz, Strop.
and Casper. What a gang. Casper went to Landsburg
and is no longer with us. May 1953 on U.S.S. Patch.
Me, Strop, Ransome and Portz.
The Destroyer at Bremerhaven when we were
pulling into dock. May 1953.
Band under rigging playing for us when we
docked at Bremerhaven. Port of ? Emarkation (B.P.E.)
21 Gun Salute on July 4, 1953, out back of barracks. Note Canal at low tide in background. Houses in background are the type of apartments and buildings here. All the roofs are made like this.
This is our little apartment room in Germany. Haha. Buck is still in bed, Harry is sitting on his bed and "old Dad" is at the desk writing , Guess who? This picture was too dark, but you can see our cozy little corner. The desk we bought, the lamp and my radio. Get a better one next time. How do you like it? August 1953.
You see everything from horses to bicycles to
cars and Model T Fords on the streets of Germany.
One of the many wheeled trucks that the Germans
use. Note all the bicycles.
One of the many banks bombed out during war.
A few ruins remain yet. This is all that was left
of this bank.
Gerry Shields, Harry Portz and Bucky Ransome
on Hafen Straffen.
Amsterdam, Holland August 1953.
style. Amsterdam, August 1953.
An old church we visited in the background.
One of the government buildings
of Holland in Amsterdam.
of the Palace at Amsterdam.
Built in 1620 as you see on the tower. Notice
the road signs and red light on the right.
Harry & I in front of the Queens
palace in Amsterdam. We are
standing in the courtyard. Spike
took the picture.
Marken Island, Amsterdam, August 1953.
Marken Island, Holland. Notice all
the dresses are the same.
Spike, the camera fan. He was taking
a picture Harry and I while I took his
Harry Portz on a street on Marken Island.
Notice the old lady in the background.
This is the front yard and flower garden
of one of the nicer houses on Marken Island.
the Steamboat coming back from Marken Island.