Ed Lansford at Bryan Airfield Weather Station, 1944

Title

Ed Lansford at Bryan Airfield Weather Station, 1944

Subject

United States -- Texas -- Williamson County.
War (World War II).

Description

A scrapbook page with two photographs from Ed Lansford's collection. At the bottom left of the page is a black and white photograph of Ed Lansford, standing next to a truck in his military uniform.

At the upper right of the page is a black and white photograph of five men in uniform, standing at control panels and sitting at desks. Underneath this photograph is a hand-drawn arrow and writing that says, "Capt. Jones - Burdeck."

At the upper left of the photograph is the writing, "At Bryan AAFIS (IP) Airfield Weather Station, Early 1944."

Ed Lansford, along with fellow classmates from Rice University, joined a college reserve in the Army Air Forces. The reserve was called to active duty in February 1943, and they were sent by the Army Air Forces through meteorology school at UCLA, becoming second lieutenant weather officers in December 1943. Ed was active as a weather forecaster at several airfields in the United States during the war. In 1945, Ed was moved into a group that was headed for the invasion of Japan, but they had not yet left the United States when the war ended when the atomic bombs were dropped on Japan. Ed was released from the Army Air Forces in March 1946, as a civilian and re-entered Rice University, receiving a bachelor's degree at Rice in June 1948 -- four years late.

Date

1944

Rights

All rights to the images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted for non-profit educational purposes, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information, contact The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626.

http://williamsonmuseum.org

Language

English

Type

Photograph

Original Format

Photograph

Files

Lansford001.jpg
Date Added
September 28, 2013
Item Type
Still Image
Citation
“Ed Lansford at Bryan Airfield Weather Station, 1944,” World War II Comes to Williamson County, accessed November 23, 2017, http://ww2comestowilliamsoncounty.omeka.net/items/show/567.