reply to post by Cosmic4life
It seems that the lighting type present in the room gives a clue as to a possible dating.
To me though, the room's mess hall-type LAYOUT suggests an Essex class carrier.
Does anyone now if Essex-class WW2 era carriers
such as the USS Yorktown or USS Hornet which would have been ACTIVE
in the 1950's were UPGRADED to including flourescent lighting systems?
Since the Yorktown is now a Naval Museum
If anyone near Patriot's Point located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, at the mouth
of the Cooper River on the Charleston Harbor, across from Charleston could take some
photos of the Mess Hall or the Pilot's Briefing rooms we could put a VISUAL MATCH or NOT
as to WHERE the photo was taken!
AND if there is a match...A Daily Ship's Log would have been filed and is probably part of the
museum display which would contain a list of VIP's attending on the day's in question.
From there a "Written Name" and even a cursive SIGNATURE could be gotten which can
then be TRACED using some datamining techniques. Basically if it is KNOWN that
Neumann, Forrestal or Watson attended on-board, the names that we DON'T KNOW ABOUT
could be examined and excluded from the Ship's Log until an UNKNOWN name or pseudonym
is found in the log and then dug deeper into as a likely candidate for Valiant Thor.
AND FINALLY...there would ALSO be the name of the press briefings officer who would
have taken photos of the on-board parties in question and who we could then dig further
to find HIS physical location or his family/relatives to see if there are any further family
photos or on-ship photos/negatives still available for further examination.