Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Midway - replenishment helicopter

More facts from the Midway Museum map/brochure. There were approximately 4,500 sailors: 600 in engineering, 225 cooks, 200 pilots, 40 corpsmen, 2 physicians and 1 dentist. They ate 10,000 tons of food daily - 3,000 potatoes, 1,000 loaves of bread daily, 4,500 pounds of beef when served, 500 pies when served. Can see why this replenishment helicopter was busy?!

4 Comments:

Blogger isabella said...

Great series on the Midway! Some of the statistics you quoted are mind boggling - capable of transporting 100 aircrafts? Hard to imagine.

Thanks for that article on the D-Day celebration in Naples. I visited the beaches at Normandy...to this day I cannot get the image of those thousands of white crosses out of my mind...

Tue Sep 25, 12:00:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Curly said...

I'd love to able to have a good look around the insides of a carrier. Funny, when I saw the thumbnail in the daily Portal I thought this was the inside of a train!


South Shields Daily Photo

Tue Sep 25, 02:16:00 PM PDT  
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Blogger lv2scpbk said...

Neat photo.

Wed Sep 26, 05:43:00 AM PDT  

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