Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

More John Wayne Photos …

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Below are some photos that my father had of  John Wayne.  Now, as usual, I know nothing about the photos – the date, the people in the photos, etc, etc.  They obviously were made on an aircraft carrier, which one, I do not know.  There was an aircraft carrier, the Antietam, that was stationed in Pensacola at the time and I believe that it was shown at the start of the movie, The Wing’s of Eagles, but I am not sure.  We rented the movie years ago and watched it, but to me, it was a very depressing story and the movie seemed to drag.  The part showing Pensacola was the best part and it was only in the first 15 minutes or so of the film.  All that being said … these photos are interesting and I have never seen them anywhere else, so I hope you enjoy them.

Like I said earlier, my father did not take these … I can only assume that these were the ones that John Wayne would have sent them.  Knowing my dad, he was not a collector of photographs of other people, so unless they were sent them to him , he would not have gone out and got them.  If anyone knows anything about these photos, please let us hear from you … Thanks again for looking …

Written by Frank Hardy

June 17, 2012 at 10:01 am

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  1. For years, a train carrying freight for the Naval Air Station went by my house on the corner of Cary’s Lane and Bayshore Drive in Warrington daily. While they were filming The Wings of Eagles, they substituted the period train they used in the filming for the modern (1950’s) locomotive and freight cars. We used to go out and wave to the engineers at any time, but it seemed more fun in that instance. The engineers were supposed to blow the horn at roads and driveways, and, after passing Cary’s Lane heading west along Bayshore Drive, it was one driveway after another, so the whistle blew constantly, and they had no problem throwing in a couple of extra ones for us when we gave them “the signal”.


    Donovan Baldwin

    April 14, 2013 at 2:59 pm

  2. I remember when this movie was made in Pensacola and for one scene they used the club house and pool of the old Pensacola Country Club.



    August 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    • That is interesting … Thanks, Frank


      Frank Hardy

      August 19, 2012 at 10:13 pm

  3. My mother, Faye Fulghum, remembers John Wayne coming into Walgreen’s on Palafox and ordering a Coke.
    The lady with him (his co-star) wore high heals and socks……never seen before in Pensacola!!!


    Ann Hall

    August 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    • His co-star in the movie was Maureen O’Hara and I have a photo of her and Dan Dailey getting off an airplane at the airport. I have posted it before on the old site, but just have not gotten around toputting it up yet. Thanks and let us hear more from you and your mother … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      August 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm

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