USAF Photograph Album Vintage 1950s Japan 298 Photos E.T. Collins Transport Ship


  • Very Nice Korean War Era Photograph Album
  • Large Japanese Album with lacquered wood covers, hand painted and accented with abalone shell
  • Interior pages hold a total of 198 Photos, Mostly snapshots.
  • Content follows a US serviceman (anti-Aircraft artillery) stationed in Japan (unidentified)
  • Great photos of everyday period Japan, General E.T. Collins Transport Ship, and explosive accident, A large collection of photos showing a group of naked Japanese men & women helping to salvage ship wreckage.
  • There is also a Class photo: United State Air Force Air-Ground Operations School – Southern Pines, North Carolina – Army/Air Specialist Course No.52-32  –  1 Dec. Thru 12 Dec.’52”
  • Also there are some shots in San Francisco and home front, when he returned with a Japanese Wife
  • Also to note: Photo shows sign for; “C” Battery 507 AAA/AW BN (M) 4th Section  “Big Hill” 
  • Album measures approx. 15-1/2″ x 11″ 
  • Great addition to your collection.




Very good overall condition. The exterior of the album shows some mild scratching and some chips along the edges from age/storage. The interior is in excellent condition, with almost all photos attached to the pages via mounting corners, and the original rice paper sheets intact.


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