Thornton, H. Marion.

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Hervey Marion ("Tiny") Thornton was born December 13, 1919, in Blanchard, Washington. He attended Western Washington University and graduated with several degrees. Through the years, he worked as a high school teacher and counselor. While in the military, he took aerial photography courses at Pensacola, Florida and served as an aerial photographer in the U.S. Navy at Dutch Harbor, Alaska from 1942-45. Upon the end of World War II Thornton retained these training pictures for his personal collection. He died July 19, 1972.

From the description of H. Marion Thornton photograph collection [graphic], 1942-1945. (Alaska State Library). WorldCat record id: 55050126

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associatedWith Flynn, Errol, 1909-1959 person
associatedWith Menuhin, Yehudi, 1916-1999 person
associatedWith Musial, Stan, 1920- person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Alaska--Aleutian Islands
Shishaldin Volcano (Alaska)
Aleutian Islands (Alaska)
Unalaska (Alaska)
Dutch Harbor (Alaska)
Akutan (Alaska)
Alaska--Dutch Harbor
Ten Thousand Smokes, Valley of (Alaska)
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations--Photographs
Volcanoes--Aerial photographs
Church buildings--Photographs
Wild flowers--Photographs
Airplanes, Military--History--Photographs
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations--Photographs
Aleut art--Photographs
Volcanic eruptions--Photographs
Military sports--History--Photographs


Active 1942

Active 1945

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