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Some pictures taken around 1934 in the Panama Canal, spying purposes?


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Richard Auld

Guys,

these were in the job lot yesterday, Have Identified HMS Nelson, The US ships Mississippi, West virginia, Lexington and I just noticed a sub V5 hen I scanned it. Of note is the German writing on the envelopes and the address on the them that appears to be a Electrical company bases on the canal?

Rich 

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Mike H

Hard to say about spying. My Father was a P38 Lightning mechanic in the canal zone during the war. I had an older Navy gentlemen tell me that before the US got into the war, 1939 or 40 that his ship once came across what they thought was a german raider around the canal and alerted a British ship that was in the area. He didn't know what became of it though.

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Richard Auld

Who knows Mike? It would be a prime area though if you wanted to photograph ships passing through. Hopefully the ship evaded the suspect raider.

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Richard Auld

There are a few doubles if anyone that is a collector and not selling wants them.

Rich

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