A shot of Lt. Jim Buchanan’s original WWII uniform, from my fourth article published in the South Reporter. The article was written on behalf of the Marshall County Historical Museum, where the uniform can be viewed in person on any weekday Between 10am and 4pm. Here’s an excerpt:
"…nearly three weeks after Pearl Harbor, the Lieutenant’s squadron was on a reconnaissance mission over the Pacific with a faulty compass. Their mission was expected to be a short one at roughly eight or ten hours, and that’s what they packed for. But with the navigational handicap, they ran out of fuel. Forced to ditch the plane, the nine men escaped onto two life rafts.
They should have been equipped with water and emergency rations, and they were, for a moment. The life rafts had been installed upside down in the plane by mistake. When they ejected, the supplies dropped into the ocean. What they had with them is, assumed by Mrs. Buchanan, to be what they had on them.”
“Lost at Sea” was written based on a personal interview, and supporting articles provided by Lt. Buchanan’s wife, Frances Buchanan, whose b&w portrait I posted recently. For the full article, visit A Sweet Hello:
Article #4 of the “Museum Report” is in the South Reporter today. I’ll eventually have an online copy up with a couple of supporting photos. #southreporter #newspaper #article #jimbuchanan #hollysprings #meganwolfe
"Thanks Meghan" - found on the square in Holly Springs. Odd arrangements like this, which we seem to have no shortage of, really turn my head and make me ask "why is this here?". #ashtray #pumpkin #thanks #mississippi #streetphotography #meganwolfe