Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday's Faces From The Past: Military Memories: Bud, Fred, and Bill, 1952

My dad, Fred Pape, home on leave sometime after April 1952, after Dad was commissioned upon his completion of navigator school at Ellington Air Force Base in Houston.  He is pictured with his brother-in-law, my uncle Frank James "Bud" Streff (a World War II vet), and family friend Bill Doyle (in the hat), who dad describes as a "good fisherman."

William James Doyle (born August 25, 1889) lived nearby (7333 N. Damen Avenue) and started Doyle Signs, Inc., in 1916, painting signs on the glass windows of businesses, according to my dad.

The photo was taken outside the Pape family home at 2093 West Lunt in Chicago.  The two little girls in front are my first cousins, Bud's oldest daughters Rosemary (on the right) and Marianne (on the left).

Everyone is a little blurry in this photo, so here is a better one of Dad taken on the same day:

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