Ed Lansford at Bryan Airfield Weather Station, 1944
War (World War II).
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.
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- Date Added
- September 28, 2013
- Item Type
- Still Image
- “Ed Lansford at Bryan Airfield Weather Station, 1944,” World War II Comes to Williamson County, accessed September 25, 2017, http://ww2comestowilliamsoncounty.omeka.net/items/show/567.