May 1956 edition of National Geographic

Started by Stonewall, May 13, 2019, 12:26:28 pm

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May 13, 2019, 12:26:28 pm Last Edit: May 13, 2019, 06:22:46 pm by SarDragon
I noticed Eclipse posted a three part series on this subject, but it was missing content and locked over time.

In early 1987 I joined Civil Air Patrol. That summer, I spent a week with my grandparents in DC and I shared the news. My grandfather disappeared to the basement and returned with the May 1956 edition of National Geographic Magazine with a full spread about the program. I looked at the magazine the entire week and was so excited to be a part of it.

I wish I had asked for it or sought it out when they passed a few years ago.

Fortunately, there is this cool thing call the internet where I found that edition online. Even more cool is I spent less than $20 and got two copies of it from eBay.

Here it is. Someone scanned it and uploaded it.

Some pics from the upload...

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I joined in the fall of 1987.  My grandmother got me that National Geographic and Colby's "This is your Civil Air Patrol" book.

Grandparents are so great!


Thank you for sharing.  I'm definitely going to check it out.