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The 1950's
Submitted by Al Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956. "Oxford Tower and Corner in center of town. The guys usually meet their dates there. English parents didn't like "Yanks" as we are called here."

Submitted by Al Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade.

August 1956
Oxford

Submitted by Al Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956. "Looking toward the center of town. Notice double decker buses."

Submitted by Al Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade.

Oxford
August 1956

Submitted by Al Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956. "Magdeline Tower in Oxford."

Submitted by Al Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade.

August 1956

Submitted by Al Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956. "Excursion boat, Thames River."

Submitted by Al Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade.

Oxford
August 1956

Submitted by Al Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956. "Typical Rural Home. Notice the roofwork. Very common of a lot of homes out of town. I caught the old man coming out of the house to add some life to the picture."

Submitted by Al Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade.

August 1956

Submitted by Al Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956. "Building on right hand side of street all part of Oxford University. Very little traffic. Economy recovering after WWII."

Submitted by Al Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade.

August 1956

Submitted by Al Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956. "Looking down the main street in Oxford. Lack of autos; recovering from WWII."

Submitted by Al Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade.

August 1956

Submitted by Al Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade, Oct 1955 - Dec 1956. "The New Inn. One of the local attractions in Oxford. Meeting place of Yanks. Also frequented by some real nice local ladies."

Submitted by Al Trzeciak, PFC US ARMY, 4th AAA Batallion, Headquarters Battery, 32nd Brigade.

August 1956

Gilbert Davis, LT. Col, (Ret), 1952 and 2003. Submitted by Gil Davis, Jr.

"My father (listed on the Duty Roster) is Gilbert Davis, LT. Col, (ret). Here's a photo of my dad, taken in Oxford (where the family lived, and where I was born) while stationed at UH. He's sitting on his BSA Ariel he was driving at the time (1952), a single cylinder British Thumper. The other shot was taken in Albuquerque New Mexico, where dad lives. My brother bought a restored BSA Ariel (identical motorcycle) and snapped the second photo of my dad, 51 years later."

Submitted by Gil Davis Jr.

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"Here is a photo of the Lower Heyford train station that I took some time in 1958."

Submitted by Jerry Szyperski (heyford 1955 - 1958)

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"This photo was taken at barn fire at Lower Heyford when I was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford 1957-1960. I'm at the extreme right of the photo. One of the British FireFighters was named Dixon. Actually it was the second barn fire we assisted in. We were the first to arrive at that fire and very grateful to be relieved by the UK firefighters. They knew how to fight barn fires." John C Eliseo, Ex USAF SSgt Fire Fighter.

The 1960's
Submitted by George Stiffler, Upper Heyford Dental Clinic 1965 - 1968. "My 1963 VW in Bicester on one of our laundramt trips. We would hang out at the Red Lion pub while we did our clothes. 1967"

Submitted by George Stiffler, Upper Heyford Dental Clinic 1965 - 1968.

Submitted by George Stiffler, Upper Heyford Dental Clinic 1965 - 1968. "Barrage balloons at Weston-on-the Green along the road to Oxford 1967."

Submitted by George Stiffler, Upper Heyford Dental Clinic 1965 - 1968.

The Three Shoes, 1969. Submitted by Jeff Arnold, 66th A&E, July 1967 to Jan 1970.

"The Three Shoes, 1969."

Submitted by Jeff Arnold, 66th A&E, July 1967 to Jan 1970.

Upper Heyford, 1969. Submitted by Jeff Arnold, 66th A&E, July 1967 to Jan 1970.

"Upper Heyford, 1969."

Submitted by Jeff Arnold, 66th A&E, July 1967 to Jan 1970.

Upper Heyford, 1969. Submitted by Jeff Arnold, 66th A&E, July 1967 to Jan 1970.

"Upper Heyford, 1969."

Submitted by Jeff Arnold, 66th A&E, July 1967 to Jan 1970.

Upper Heyford, 1969. Submitted by Jeff Arnold, 66th A&E, July 1967 to Jan 1970.

"Upper Heyford, 1969."

Submitted by Jeff Arnold, 66th A&E, July 1967 to Jan 1970.

Upper Heyford Church, 1969. Submitted by Jeff Arnold, 66th A&E, July 1967 to Jan 1970.

"Upper Heyford Church, 1969."

Submitted by Jeff Arnold, 66th A&E, July 1967 to Jan 1970.

The 1970's
Submitted by Shane Gaster, Sgt, 20th SPS, Jun 1975 - Jun 1977.

Submitted by Shane Gaster, Sgt, 20th SPS, Jun 1975 - Jun 1977.

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"1978 - Many a trip to London was taken from this train station in Bicester."

Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976 - 1978.

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"1978 - Ken Bachman hand-feeds a McDonald's french fry to a pigeon in Trafalgar Square, London. We had made a special trip to Picadilly Circus to visit the first, newly-opened McDonald's restaurant in London, for a long-awaited taste of the good old USA. Note Big Ben is in the center background." Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976 - 1978.

Submitted by Jerry 'Smitty' Smith, 20th AMS, Feb 1975 - Feb 1977. Submitted by Jerry 'Smitty' Smith, 20th AMS, Feb 1975 - Feb 1977.

"The Hall" at North Aston and were taken in 1976 to the best of my knowledge. I'm guessing it was similar to a priory early in history as it has a connected chapel off to the right and living quarters in the hall which were rented to a few of my friends. The entry hall had a huge fireplace in which a person could stand without bending over. There were grown over tennis courts in the rear and a beautiful garden in the front.

Submitted by Jerry "Smitty" Smith, 20th AMS, Feb 1975 - Feb 1977.

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"1977 - A quick snapshot of Lower Heyford, taken with a cheap camera."

Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976 - 1978.

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"1978 - Some of the guys I worked with stayed in a little cottage across from Steeple Claydon. It was a great chance to see British lifestyles and culture in a rural setting. From left to right are: Duane Park, Mike Lovette, Doug Bloyd and Ricky Davis."

Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976 - 1978.

Roadsign-thm.jpg "1978 - Just a familiar roadsign."

Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976 - 1978.

RoadSign2-thm.jpg "1978 - Just another familiar roadsign."

Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976 - 1978.

Submitted by Michael D. LeRoy, 20th CES, 1975 - 1979, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret). "Fog. Oxford Canal."

Submitted by Michael D. LeRoy, 20th CES, 1975 - 1979, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret).

Submitted by Michael D. LeRoy, 20th CES, 1975 - 1979, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret). "Lower Heyford, Oxford Canal. July 1975."

Submitted by Michael D. LeRoy, 20th CES, 1975 - 1979, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret).

Submitted by Michael D. LeRoy, 20th CES, 1975 - 1979, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret). "Lower Heyford. May 1976."

Submitted by Michael D. LeRoy, 20th CES, 1975 - 1979, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret).

The 1980's
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"A shot of a landmark in the field in Lower Heyford. What is it? I could never determine its origin." - Harold Messimer

"I can explain that ruin or so it would seem is called a 'folly'. It was built as a view from the big house at Rousham. I am sure if you were at Upper Heyford, you also would be aware of the small village next to Lower Heyford called Rousham. Many people would say that a long lost love would wave to her admirer for their secret or rondavue as forbidden lovers."

Patricia A. Stutzman

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"Black Prince Pub, Woodstock. Hangout of Mike Kaplan and Harold Messimer. Photo taken Christmas Day, 12/25/88."

Submitted by Mike Kaplan.

The 1990's
Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Banbury Outdoor Market Location, 1990

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Downtown Banbury, 1990

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

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"Mike and Iris Kaplan in front of THE FALKLAND ARMS, Great Tew, Oxon "The Falkies" Circa 1990." Submitted by The Kaplans.

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"L to R: Michael Davidson, Jeff Petrash (55FS), Mike Kaplan (55FS) The Falkland Arms, Great Tew, 1990." Submitted by The Kaplans.

The 2000's
January 2001. Submitted by Harold Messimer through Mike Kaplan.

January 2001. - Submitted by Harold Messimer through Mike Kaplan.

January 2001. Submitted by Harold Messimer through Mike Kaplan.

January 2001.

Submitted by Harold Messimer through Mike Kaplan.

January 2001. Submitted by Harold Messimer through Mike Kaplan.

January 2001.

Submitted by Harold Messimer through Mike Kaplan.

January 2001. Submitted by Harold Messimer through Mike Kaplan.

January 2001.

Submitted by Harold Messimer through Mike Kaplan.

January 2001. Submitted by Harold Messimer through Mike Kaplan.

January 2001.

Submitted by Harold Messimer through Mike Kaplan.

 

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