Photo of the Week
August 8, 1999
One of many Barrage Balloons used in the defense of
the Panama Canal during World War II. This painting shows soldiers
preparing one for launch. This scene could have been in any area
along the Panama Canal, but most likely near one of the Locks. Barrage
Balloon - Oil by Alexander Brook, 1943.
|Another oil painting done by
Alexander Brook in 1943. This one shows the Barrage Balloons
hovering above and around the Pedro Miguel Locks. What a site this
must have been.
The above two images were scanned from a
book titled "Soldiering In Panama", by Dolores De Mena,
Command Historian, Headquarters, United States Army South, Fort Clayton,
Panama, December 1997. Copies of these books were given to
attendees at United States Southern Command's closing ceremonies at Ft.
Clayton on Friday 7/30/99.
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