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Saturday, September 10, 2011


My FIL was an Air Force pilot during the Korean War. Stationed in Japan and running missions into the battle zone. It was a time he rarely talked about. Not until his funeral did we hear the true scope of how dangerous his missions were and the obstacles he had to overcome on a daily basis as an African American Pilot in the fifties.

The background was a piece of Kraft card stock crumpled and smoothed. Distress Stain and Ink run over the peaks and Shimmerz Glitter Paint rubbed in as well. Just a few scraps of patterned paper and lots of gears from Tim Holtz to round it out.


Margie H said...

Love what you did with the background! I wonder where he was stationed in Japan - MISAWA or maybe YOKOTA. I'm loving this picture too - he must've had some other cool pictures too. TFS :)

Scrap Happy NZ said...

That looks fantastic :)

cbshai said...

Hey Margie
He was in Yokota for his time there.
I'm lucky. He was a photography fan and have some amazing pictures from over there.

Sue said...

Love how you distressed this! Looks fabulous! Now following you, would love for you to pop ove and check out mine :)

Elizabeth said...

Wow! What a powerful story behind the photo. Thanks for sharing. I'm so glad I found your blog.

Cheryl said...

A wonderful job. He must have been quite a remarkable man. You are lucky to have known him.

Heidi said...


just wow.