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Friday, July 15, 2011

PHOTOS FROM A RESEDA CARPENTER'S TIME IN HAWAII IN 1939

DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY

When Raymond Estavillo died on the 15th of May in 2011, most of the friends and neighbors of the 94 year old man simply knew of him as a retired master carpenter. In actuality Mr. Estavillo, who was born in 1917, had served his nation at a time of great peril. As a youth, Raymond joined the United States Army just before the dark days of World War II. He shared a Christmas dinner at Schofield Barracks in the Territory of Hawaii just two years before the Japanese attack on that base and the port of Pearl Harbor in 1941. The photographs taken and saved by Army Air Corpsman Raymond Estavillo are today are an important part of American history, and because he was our neighbor in Reseda - now, part of San Fernando Valley history as well.

United States Army Air Corpsmen on Parade at Schofield Barracks c. 1939 .   Photo in collection of Raymond Estavillo - courtesy of Paul Estavillo 2011 -  Photo E7  (click on image to enlarge)
 United States Army Transport Ship Entering Pearl Harbor c. 1940 -   Photo in collection of Raymond Estavillo - courtesy of Paul Estavillo 2011 -  Photo E8  (click on image to enlarge)

 Attack Plane on Exhibit c. 1940    Photo in collection of Raymond Estavillo - courtesy of Paul Estavillo 2011 -  Photo E9  (click on image to enlarge)
 General's Airplane   Photo in collection of Raymond Estavillo - courtesy of Paul Estavillo 2011 -  Photo E10  (click on image to enlarge)

 Attack Plane in Hanger - Hawaii c. 1940    Photo in collection of Raymond Estavillo - courtesy of Paul Estavillo 2011 -  Photo E11  (click on image to enlarge)
Pursuit Plane -   Photo in collection of Raymond Estavillo - courtesy of Paul Estavillo 2011 -  Photo E12  (click on image to enlarge)

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