A mass of gear
A mass of gear

Dressed in my vintage World War II U.S. Navy dress blues uniform and representing the history behind my job in the U.S. Navy, I am standing with half of my combat camera collection at the Puget Sound Photographic Collectors Society Sale, Swap & Show in Kent, Washington to show to the public. April 12, 2014

The Signal Corps Photographer
The Signal Corps Photographer

Dressed up in my vintage World War II U.S. Army Signal Corps photographer impression holding a 4x5 Anniversary Speed Graphic camera and showing what a 165th Signal Photo Company still photographer would have carried during the D-Day invasion into Normandy, France. Here I am attending the 70th D-Day Anniversary Celebration at Historical Flight Foundation at Paine Field, Wash.  June 7, 2014 

Checking out the equipment
Checking out the equipment

Two guys check out my U.S. Army Signal Corps photographer living history display shown to the public during the 70th D-Day Anniversary Celebration at Historical Flight Foundation at Paine Field, Wash. June 7, 2014 

The history behind my job
The history behind my job

A very unique setup and small display. Here I am showing my WWII U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate living history display on Armed Forces Day at Joint-Base Lewis McChord. May 17, 2014

The man and the camera
The man and the camera

Standing in my WWII U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate dress white uniform, next to the heavy 35mm Bell & Howell 71-Q Eyemo motion picture camera that was tripod mounted or hand-held. Over half of the film footage from WWII was shot with this type of camera through both campaigns. All the Armed Forces used the Eyemo exclusively because of its versatility. This was during Armed Forces Day on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Photo by Wylin Tjoelker  May 17, 2014

The B-25 and camera display
The B-25 and camera display

I was asked to do a presentation with World War II Army Air Force veteran Elden Williams at Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field, Wash. and this is what the result was. This is a small display of what an Army Air Force photographer would have used during the war that included reconnaissance (aerial cameras), still and motion picture equipment. Aug. 23, 2014

Speaking to the crowd
Speaking to the crowd

World War II Army Air Force veteran Elden Williams (top right) speaks to a crowd of aviation enthusiasts at Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field, Wash. Flying mostly reconnaissance missions in a P-38 Lightning fighter plane, Elden recalled how he took the photos over enemy territory and how he escaped enemy fire over the skies in Europe.

Four tables of equipment
Four tables of equipment

Showing my WWII U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate and Army Air Force photographer living history display to the public at Historic Flight Foundation during the Vintage Aircraft Weekend at Paine Field. Every year this two day event draws thousands of people from the surrounding area to see flying vintage aircraft, displays and education talks. Aug. 31, 2014

The whole display
The whole display

Showing my WWII U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate and Army Air Force photographer living history display to the public at Historic Flight Foundation during the Vintage Aircraft Weekend at Paine Field. On the floor is a donated large K-17 aerial camera that came out of a U.S. Navy RC-45 Twin Beech aircraft. Aug. 31, 2014

A display for the public
A display for the public

Showing my WWII U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate and Army Air Force photographer living history display to the public at Historic Flight Foundation during the Vintage Aircraft Weekend at Paine Field. Shown are various reconnaissance (aerial cameras), still and motion picture camera equipment. Aug. 31, 2014

War Correspondent and the Navy Photographer
War Correspondent and the Navy Photographer

My friend Lee Bishop dressed in his World War II War Correspondent uniform and I dressed in U.S. Navy dungarees, while both of us are holding our 4x5 Anniversary Speed Graphic cameras. This was taken during the Olympic Air Show near the Olympic Air Museum in Olympia, Wash. June 21, 2014

WWII Veteran and the Living Historians
WWII Veteran and the Living Historians

A group of World War II Living historians and I with a WWII Marine veteran at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, LA. Every month the Living History Corps volunteers and teams up with WWII veterans to show the public a hands on approach to history at the museum. Dec. 20, 2014

Awaiting for the public to arrive
Awaiting for the public to arrive

With my living history display waiting for the public to arrive at Fort Steilacoom's Living History Show & Sale. Mar. 16, 2013

The setup
The setup

Dressed in my summer U.S. Army Signal Corps photographer impression, I got to set up six tables of my gear for the public to view at the Military Vehicle Preservation Association Convention in Portland, Ore. July 27, 2013

Standing ready for the public
Standing ready for the public

Another photo of me with the tail end of my living history display. To save table space I had to put almost every camera on a their perspective tripods. All the tables range from U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army Air Force and U.S. Army Signal Corps. This was during the MVPA Convention in Portland, Ore. July 27, 2013

Combining talent
Combining talent

Lee Bishop dressed in his ETO War Correspondent uniform stands next to me as we teamed up to display both of our collections for the public at the MVPA Convention in Portland, Ore. July 27, 2013

A day at the airshow
A day at the airshow

With my Army Air Force and U.S. Navy photographer living history display setup for the public at Historic Flight Foundation during Paine Field Aviation Day. May 18, 2013

A mass of gear
The Signal Corps Photographer
Checking out the equipment
The history behind my job
The man and the camera
The B-25 and camera display
Speaking to the crowd
Four tables of equipment
The whole display
A display for the public
War Correspondent and the Navy Photographer
WWII Veteran and the Living Historians
Awaiting for the public to arrive
The setup
Standing ready for the public
Combining talent
A day at the airshow
A mass of gear

Dressed in my vintage World War II U.S. Navy dress blues uniform and representing the history behind my job in the U.S. Navy, I am standing with half of my combat camera collection at the Puget Sound Photographic Collectors Society Sale, Swap & Show in Kent, Washington to show to the public. April 12, 2014

The Signal Corps Photographer

Dressed up in my vintage World War II U.S. Army Signal Corps photographer impression holding a 4x5 Anniversary Speed Graphic camera and showing what a 165th Signal Photo Company still photographer would have carried during the D-Day invasion into Normandy, France. Here I am attending the 70th D-Day Anniversary Celebration at Historical Flight Foundation at Paine Field, Wash.  June 7, 2014 

Checking out the equipment

Two guys check out my U.S. Army Signal Corps photographer living history display shown to the public during the 70th D-Day Anniversary Celebration at Historical Flight Foundation at Paine Field, Wash. June 7, 2014 

The history behind my job

A very unique setup and small display. Here I am showing my WWII U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate living history display on Armed Forces Day at Joint-Base Lewis McChord. May 17, 2014

The man and the camera

Standing in my WWII U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate dress white uniform, next to the heavy 35mm Bell & Howell 71-Q Eyemo motion picture camera that was tripod mounted or hand-held. Over half of the film footage from WWII was shot with this type of camera through both campaigns. All the Armed Forces used the Eyemo exclusively because of its versatility. This was during Armed Forces Day on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Photo by Wylin Tjoelker  May 17, 2014

The B-25 and camera display

I was asked to do a presentation with World War II Army Air Force veteran Elden Williams at Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field, Wash. and this is what the result was. This is a small display of what an Army Air Force photographer would have used during the war that included reconnaissance (aerial cameras), still and motion picture equipment. Aug. 23, 2014

Speaking to the crowd

World War II Army Air Force veteran Elden Williams (top right) speaks to a crowd of aviation enthusiasts at Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field, Wash. Flying mostly reconnaissance missions in a P-38 Lightning fighter plane, Elden recalled how he took the photos over enemy territory and how he escaped enemy fire over the skies in Europe.

Four tables of equipment

Showing my WWII U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate and Army Air Force photographer living history display to the public at Historic Flight Foundation during the Vintage Aircraft Weekend at Paine Field. Every year this two day event draws thousands of people from the surrounding area to see flying vintage aircraft, displays and education talks. Aug. 31, 2014

The whole display

Showing my WWII U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate and Army Air Force photographer living history display to the public at Historic Flight Foundation during the Vintage Aircraft Weekend at Paine Field. On the floor is a donated large K-17 aerial camera that came out of a U.S. Navy RC-45 Twin Beech aircraft. Aug. 31, 2014

A display for the public

Showing my WWII U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate and Army Air Force photographer living history display to the public at Historic Flight Foundation during the Vintage Aircraft Weekend at Paine Field. Shown are various reconnaissance (aerial cameras), still and motion picture camera equipment. Aug. 31, 2014

War Correspondent and the Navy Photographer

My friend Lee Bishop dressed in his World War II War Correspondent uniform and I dressed in U.S. Navy dungarees, while both of us are holding our 4x5 Anniversary Speed Graphic cameras. This was taken during the Olympic Air Show near the Olympic Air Museum in Olympia, Wash. June 21, 2014

WWII Veteran and the Living Historians

A group of World War II Living historians and I with a WWII Marine veteran at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, LA. Every month the Living History Corps volunteers and teams up with WWII veterans to show the public a hands on approach to history at the museum. Dec. 20, 2014

Awaiting for the public to arrive

With my living history display waiting for the public to arrive at Fort Steilacoom's Living History Show & Sale. Mar. 16, 2013

The setup

Dressed in my summer U.S. Army Signal Corps photographer impression, I got to set up six tables of my gear for the public to view at the Military Vehicle Preservation Association Convention in Portland, Ore. July 27, 2013

Standing ready for the public

Another photo of me with the tail end of my living history display. To save table space I had to put almost every camera on a their perspective tripods. All the tables range from U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army Air Force and U.S. Army Signal Corps. This was during the MVPA Convention in Portland, Ore. July 27, 2013

Combining talent

Lee Bishop dressed in his ETO War Correspondent uniform stands next to me as we teamed up to display both of our collections for the public at the MVPA Convention in Portland, Ore. July 27, 2013

A day at the airshow

With my Army Air Force and U.S. Navy photographer living history display setup for the public at Historic Flight Foundation during Paine Field Aviation Day. May 18, 2013

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