Headquarters
Headquarters
Line Topo House
Topo House
Line Measuring Gravity
Measuring Gravity
Line Aerial Sights
Aerial Sights
Line Base Camps
Base Camps
Line Driving Around
Driving Around
Line Ground Level Sights
Ground Level Sights
Line Helicopters
Helicopters
Line People
People
Line Chris Jensen
Chris Jensen
Line Tehran Flight Line
Tehran Flight Line
Line Views Around Tehran
Views Around Tehran
Line Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Line AirForceCrash
AirForceCrash
Line
Army Home Page
Images Home Page
Line

chrisjensen

Chris Jensen was in Iran with the Topo Training Team at the same that I was. He saw these web pages and contacted me, and after a few exchanges he sent the scanned images below. Chris appears in my photos, playing guitar on the roof of Topo House, in the Topo House section.

Captions provided by Chris; either his memory is a lot better than mine, or he had something written on the back of the pictures!
From Chris:

I joined the US Army on 06 Sept 1966 in Spokane, WA. Basic training was at Fort Polk Louisiana, “Tiger Land”.

AIT, Topographical mapping, was at Fort Belvoir VA where I finished May 1967. I was then assigned to 64th Engineers battalion in Teheran, Iran. “TTT” Topo training team. Arrived 25 May 1967, two weeks before the Middle East war broke out. Six days was a long time being new to the Middle East.

First Iranian assignment in June took me to Yazd. Among the things I carried were two important ones that stand out. 1. A Kodak Instamatic camera 2. An Angry 9 short wave radio

The photos you are getting are nearly 100 percent from that camera. The radio changed my MOS. After 4 months doing field surveys in Yazd, on 1955 aerial photography, they thought my skills as a radio operator were needed in Teheran. Bruce Bright was my boss. I occasionally made field trips to Mashhad as radio operator at “Landlords” for two week stints. Most of my time in Teheran was in the “Ampere” Station.

I mustered out ofthe US Army and Iran on 05 Sept 1969. (54 years ago today)

My memories of Don Bradner were you carrying your camera with telephoto lenses. Always around taking pictures, I did not know that you had taken the shot of me on the roof with the ill fated guitar.

Thanks for including these photos and narratives of a thing long, long ago in a place far,far away.

chrisjensen
A view from the Topo House roof.
chrisjensen
The Topo House pool.
chrisjensen
Another view out over Tehran.
chrisjensen
And another look at the swimming pool.
chrisjensen
Topo House from the other end of the pool.
chrisjensen
Topo House from outside the property.
chrisjensen
De Havilland U-6A (DHC-2) Beaver
chrisjensen
Sadly this is not in color. Small village water supply, on the road to Khor by the big desert. Gold sand, blue water, and awesome palm trees.
chrisjensen
Myself, Jim Wheat, Dean Mohr at our Yazd house. June 1967n.
chrisjensen
A bus to avoid. The two buses laying on their sides on either side of the center bus, crashed head on in the middle of the night because they drove with headlights off. 34 dead.
chrisjensen
Sad photo. Broken cable tool driller. Bit must have become stuck. Trying to pull it free bent the tower.
chrisjensen
Water for our cistern in Yazd. Had to boil it to drink it
chrisjensen
Best restaurant in Nain. Chilla kabob and Fanta soda pop. We had good chow in Iran.
chrisjensen
IRANIAN I-5 Isfahan to Yazd
chrisjensen
Lots of fresh fruits and veggies on the streets of yazd.
chrisjensen
Fed X iranian style
chrisjensen
Public works project. Hard working folks in the direct sun when it's 110 in the shade.
chrisjensen
Iranian rials with the shah and a lottery ticket I bought in yazd.
chrisjensen
Take a close look, my camera, nothing like (Don's), a Kodiak instamatic.
chrisjensen
Petro station. 25 cents a gallon for gas. Beautiful buildings. Next photo shows mosaic up close.
chrisjensen
On a wall at the gas station. Incredible.
chrisjensen
Dean Mohr and one of our Sargents literally in a sandy no where place. We were trying to figure out which direction the wind blew over the sand dunes to cause the horse shape
chrisjensen
Camels. Huge herd. Most be moving them to the used camel store in Yazd. If such a thing existed.
chrisjensen
A very old bridge in isfahan. Like 400 years old.
chrisjensen
The gold domed mosque and minarets of Qom
chrisjensen
De Havilland U-1A (DHC-3) Otter
CopyrightComments? Send mail to donb@arcatapet.net
Snail Mail: Arcata Pet, 600 F Street, Arcata, CA 95521-6301 USA Copyright Webspace provided by and ©Copyright 1994-2023 by Don Bradner, All Rights Reserved.