Dad's Travels in the Pacific

Picture of me Getting ready for a reconnaissance flight

Sangley Air Station Patch

Ships Boatswain USS Yorktown

Aircraft Carrier USS Yorktown CVS10

Above the Carrier : is Yorktown Ghost Ship

Chief Smith and 1st Class

and P.O. Alonzo Slaughter

Sangley, PI Photographers' crew

Sangley, PI Shuttle Aircraft between Clark AFB

Below: The Color Guard on Sangley Point Air Strip

Above: Giving out Fire Extinguishers to the natives on the iseland


This website deals with my travels in the Pacific in the US Navy 1961-1965. My son Rick did a lot of the work to put together this website, and it was originally his idea, which is where the title Dads Travels, comes from.

During my tour in the Navy I worked as a photographer, an interest I continue to pursue to this day. Being a photographer gave me the chance to document a lot of my experiences, something not every-one in the Navy is lucky enough to have.

My hope is that this website brings back long forgotten memories for those who were there or give viewers who weren't a chance to see what Pacific- Asia and the US Navy looked like almost 50 years ago. Rich Searle