If you missed the previous story we posted on the US Navy Facility at Tainan Air Base, featuring Larry's photos, you can read it HERE.
Many of us who served in Taiwan, went about our business and duties impervious to many things that went on around us. We never had time to slow down and smell the roses.
A number of Larry's photos feature some of the Taiwan men, who together, maintained the buildings and grounds at Det. 4 Tango, Tainan.
Larry did not recall any of the men's names who worked in maintenance. (43 years ago)
Looks like that man in the back, with the paint can, is heading out for a paint touch-up.
It must be the winter season at Tainan, everyone is wearing a jacket or long sleeved shirt.
Hello sir, what's that in your pail?
The shed, lots of odds and ends in there.
This older gentleman doesn't look too happy having his picture taken..
What's that he's holding in his right hand?
I'm guessing, desk lamps with movable necks.
The next building down the sidewalk, The "Fly-A-Way Restaurant."
This fellow looks like he's a supervisor. Resting against the pole, having a smoke.
Here's the same fellow, seen in the first picture above, carrying the can of paint.
And, another "cold" worker, bundled up with a heavy coat and hat.
Same storage shed in the background.
This photo looks like it was taken at a later time.
The trees are sprouting their spring leaves.
"Hello," I want to get your picture....don't run off....
The 2 story building to the left was for Air Asia Employees and visitors to Det. 4 Tango.
Looking toward the CAF area, just south of the Det. 4 Tango area.
That CAF water tower may still be standing today?
Wonder how large these palm trees are today.
Maybe someone who attends the next "Open House" at Tainan, could stray down to this area and take some photos of how the area looks today.
John Bozak and Pat Mitchell on the day we had local school children on the base to see the grounds and our aircraft.
You can see additional photos of the school visit, on our previous blog post HERE.
John explained this photo.
"That is me with my vest from Tijuana and my local worker hat, standing in front of our auxiliary generators.
I would start them when we lost local power.
One of the "bootleg" music and record shops in Tainan.
A handicraft and jewelry shop in Tainan.
What young man wouldn't want to visit this shop, if nothing more than to talk with this beautiful young woman.
On the way to downtown Tainan.
That truck coming down the street looks like a Navy gray colored van!
Hauling a load of broken bricks.
Taking a break, waiting on a fare.
These were two of about four or five local Tainan bars the servicemen frequented when we were off base.
Another popular bar was called the Black Cat.
On a trip to Taipei.
Another photo taken on a trip to Taipei.
"We used to fly the C-47 there a lot." (See Photo of the C-47 below)
" I bought a bowling ball and had it drilled in Taipei on the HSA Compound."
Here is the US Navy C-47 aircraft assigned to Tainan.
This photo shows Mrs. Wexler, wife of then Captain Ed Wexler, USAF, boarding the US Navy C-47 aircraft at Tainan for an R&R flight to Hong Kong.
You might want to see the Ed Wexler post, HERE.
Keep looking all the way to the bottom of the Wexler pages, there are links to the next few pages on the bottom of the pages.
I hope you found something interesting in this series of photographs.
These were exciting times in Tainan and Taiwan.
Many thanks to Larry Michel for sharing his Tainan tour..
And to you my friends, Tsi Gen......
A young man, Larry Michel arrives at Detachment Tango, Tainan, in 1968.