Jim Priest's Photos of Midway Island

The images below were taken by Jim Priest who served in the U.S.Navy Seabees on Midway Island from 1964 to 1965.
He emailed me these photos after finding my website. Enjoy them all you can.

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Looking up the ladder of the islands water tower.

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Looking south from atop the water tower.

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Looking East from atop the water tower. Note the aircraft taking off.

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Looking SouthEast from atop the water tower. Public Works in the foreground.

Public

Public Works HQ.

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Looking SouthWest from atop the water tower. The aircraft hanger in the distance and KMTH TV tower in the foreground.

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Looking North from atop the water tower. The contractor area and inner harbor shown.

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Looking NorthEast from atop the water tower. Eastern Island in the distance and Spit Island
is on the right between Eastern and Sand Islands. The Seaplane ramp is in the foreground.


Taking

Taking the launch to Eastern Island from Sand Island.

looking

Looking down from atop the water tower. Seaplanes on the ramp.

Aircraft

Midway's aircraft from the ground.

Midway's

Midway's helicopter.

Midway's

Midway's Seaplanes

AEW

And AEW Patrol Squadron aircraft at the ready.

AEW

AEW Aircraft and the Hanger.

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Looking West from atop the water tower. The ship at the pier is how we received bulk supplies.

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Looking back to the island from the pier while standing by a ship at the pier.

The

The Air Force Detachment brought us supplies too.

Battle

Battle of Midway Memorial in 1965.

Battle

Battle of Midway Memorial Plaque as seen in 1965.

Housing

Housing for accompanied personnel.

Special

Special Services.

The

The Navy Exchange.

Our

Our Naval Station Hospital.

Our

Our Fire Department.

Midway's

Midway's Bowling Alley as seen thru the Battle of Midway Memorial.

Our

Midway's Security Department HQ & Brig.

MAA"

Midway's Master at Arms (MAA).

Midway's

Midway's beaches were the best!

Midway's

Midway's aircraft control tower.

Midway's

Playing ball on Midway was a major passtime for many of us.

Midway's

Stopping by here after work was a major hangout for many of us as well.

Midway's

Midway's Cemetery.

Midway's

Midway's streets were shaded by Ironwood Trees.

Midway's

Lots of otherwise boring hours were spent here at the Library.

Naval

Naval Station Midway's Headquarters building.

Either

Either the Officers Club or the CPO Club. Don't remember which one it is.

Looking

Looking at the George Cannon school in the distance.

Horseville"

Most everybody on Midway rode a bicycle. They were called a "horse" there for some reason.
At Horseville you could report stolen property, get fingerprinted, register your bike or your pet.


The

The Commanding Officer's residence.

Play

Midway's Put-Put Golf Course.

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An interesting ship that came to visit. Often after rough seas and storms.

Supply

Midway receives supplies from States Line ship.

Midway's

After offloading supplies from a ship a "next stop" was often the galley to eat.

Banding

Jim Priest (blue shirt) Banding Gooney Birds on Midway Island with Dr. Fisher and his helper.

Banding

More Banding Gooney Birds on Midway Island.

Banding

More Banding Gooney Birds on Midway Island. Note the number 73 on the beak!



Last updated on January 17, 2016