Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Navy Photo School in Pensacola, FL


This is where it all started for most of us. The Navy Photo School in Pensacola, FL
I began school there in around April of 1959.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Memories! I went there in the summer of 1976 in acquiring the Marine photographer mos - G. Furrow

texaswillie said...

I went to school here in 1954 after completeing Parris Isalnd and Jacksonville.

texaswillie said...

Went to school here in 1954 after Parris Island and Jacksonville that sae year

sarj said...

Thanks for commenting Tex..I went there in 1959, If you have any photos or stories to tell please email them to me to post.

wichita28 said...

I was in class 10/47. Lt Goodnight was the director. was a Navy av photo mate, AF2, now a spirited 82 yrs.... gene

EverafterImages.Com said...

My memories of photoschool were the best. I went in 1978 or 1979 and still practice photography today. My wife often comments that she has the best of "second hand" navy training.
PH2 Malkiewicz
http://www.everafterimages.com

jim said...

Thanks for the pictures posted showing the school building. Attended from July 1959, started class in September 1959 (class 59-38)graduated February 1960. Lots of fond memories of NATTU. One of a legally blind man by the name of Jimmy who ran the Gedunk. Thanks for the memories. Jim Diaz

sarj said...

Thanks Jim. I graduated earlier in '
59

Gene said...

Class 56/21 then to USNPC Anacostia Naval Air Station and stayed there till I got out in 8/59
In Black & white still dept.
E Wohler PHG3

Herb Gold said...

"A" School in'51; "B" School in '53...In between VC-62 in Jax and Gitmo and Med Cruise on the FDR CVA-42. Anybody remember that far back?

Anonymous said...

Went there in 1979, 80. There is some of us who are talking about doing a reunion in Oct 2011. Boozer

sarj said...

Boozer...Good luck getting a reunion organized. Let me know if you do and I'll post it on here and maybe I'll even come. I live in Jacksonville.

Anonymous said...

Richard Colby PH2 Went to "A" school in 64.

Canem said...

I went through PH "A" school here from Nov.'62 to June 10,'63. Then went to PIC in Suitland, Md which soon became NRTSC.
Enjoyed the school, but not the sunburn.

Anonymous said...

I graduated photo school in 1953 as AFAN. Anyone remember the mid air collision over the base? Wreckage everywhere! Finished as PH1 in '57 after WestPac cruise.

Bruce said...

Graduated in October 1969, Class 925. Learned much and had a great time.

Anonymous said...

Graduated March 1964 came back in 65 for b school.
Greatest photo training available anywhere.
Was there when Pres. Kennedy was assisinated.
Mike Floyd former PH1

Hoyt Greeson said...

I enlisted in June, 1951, went to Airman A school at JAX, then chose photography A school at NAS Pensacola. Served on a destroyer tender, USS Frontier (AD-25), where I relieved a WW II reservist and ran the lab, taking many ID photos, but also battle damage on destroyers. Finished my enlistment at PH-2 and used the GI Bill to begin my academic career. I remember Floyd Smith from Kansas City,and met up with him once in Yokosuka. But age dims my memories of Pensacola & classmates.
Best wishes to anyone who remembers my name. Hoyt Greeson,
Sudbury, ON, Canada

Will Rhyins said...

I went there Dec '73 f/A-school, then again in '76 for most of B-school. Lots of great memories. How do I find out what class I was in? BTW, I completed A-school about 4wks early, so I got to take the QC B-school unit. Great blog! Thanks again -Will Rhyins PH2

Roger Howell said...

I attended "A" School in 1971 and then "C" School in 1977. I remember Chief Wheeler from both times. He was always smoking a cigar. PO Bachman was the hard instructor in 1971. He was a good guy though. I can't remember the beautiful instructor's name but something like PO Appleton or something like that. I remember shooting pictures in the old fort before it was a Park.

Anonymous said...

I went to A school in the summer of 78. Hands down the best time of my life.
Are there any websites, discussion boards, facebook pages where old photomates go to gather?
e-mail the link if so
photog66@att.net

Fred Coffman said...

I went in late summer of 71-Fred Coffman former ph3.

Anonymous said...

George GreenPH3
went to school there in 1964 class 344 PH1 Swope was or leader. Had the best time of my young life there.
Does anybody remember what they used that periscope for? They would watch us as we marched from the baricks to the school.
What a time never thought I would miss it.