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?!


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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