Taipei Air Station - 1966 - - - " What you have in the end are memories"......... Photo Courtesy of Richard Reesh.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Taipei Air Station and Outside the Gate - 1966

Wonderful new photos recently received from Richard Reesh.  

Richard worked in the TAS Finance Office from 1966 to 1967 before he was reassigned to CCK to assist with the huge buildup of incoming personnel in support of SEA.

I love the two photos of Taipei Air Station, these are so clean and clear after 45 years of waiting to be shown again.

Richard took slides and their quality is superb.  

Don't forget to click on each photo to see them fill your screen.

You're standing on the upper balcony of the barracks, looking down on the
pool, you can feel the coolness of the water as the warm sun bathes your body, 
all of your instincts draw you toward the cool waters.... 
327th Air Division Headquarters Building with flags flying.

Everything fit together at Taipei Air Station, it was, a fantastic assignment.

On-going construction -  photo taken from opposite side of the barracks balcony. 

I believe some of this 1966 construction still stands today.
Can anyone ID what offices these new buildings housed.

Diana Ross and the Supremes - Club 13 - October 1966

Outside the gate, across the street looking toward the traffic circle -

And here's your taxi

Cash running low, you can always negotiate with the Peddi Cab owner for a ride to the bus stop

Sometimes you end-up walking.
Enjoy your walk, lots of people passing by 

What did you say?  You can't help but love these kids...

It's tough being a youngster, but, when you gotta go, you gotta go......

Many thanks to Richard Reesh, Taipei AS and CCK Air Base.


CG Lai said...

For those of us who grew up listening the American music in the 60's and 70's here in Taiwan, we probably never knew that Diana Ross and the Supremes were in Taipei, just as it was surprising to learn that Roy Obison had been in 63 before (ACC) now. These pictures are amazing especially on places that I still go about all the times.

sarj said...

Wonderful photos of the era. I left in 1963 but the images reflect what the streets and people looked like. The quality is very good. I scan this site and the ustdc site always hoping to see more pictures from the times I spent there. Always enjoy your blog. Keep up the good work.

James said...

Was there in 63 thru 65, great photo's. Lots of photo from my time there but these are hard to beat.

Anonymous said...

I like these pictures. I think that I wasn't born when you took those pictures. I now understand old Taipei city looks like. It's very interesting. I am working TATUNG CO. I saw a veteran put videos in Youtube and introduced what our company area used to be. It's really wonderful. I hope that I can see more old Taipei city.

Jim Wang