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Image: D717-5 Gus T. Hendricks, US Aviation Mechanic First Class, descending the airship mooring mast at Fort Lewis. The 165 foot mast was constructed in 1924 for the two day visit of the USS Shenandoah. Hendricks has been its lone keeper for the past three years. He enjoys the lonely post, finding amusement in going to the top to stand on his head and sliding down the guy wires from the masthead. The mast, which was never used again after the airship's visit, will soon be dismantled. (T. Times 10/17/1936, pg.7)
Image: D717-5 Gus T. Hendricks, US Aviation Mechanic First Class, descending the airship mooring mast at Fort Lewis. The 165 foot mast was constructed in 1924 for the two day visit of the USS Shenandoah. Hendricks has been its lone keeper for the past three years. He enjoys the lonely post, finding amusement in ...
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