William T. Larkins

Welcome to my Home Page that has been created to share some of my enthusiasm for aircraft photography and history. You can view some sample photos and find links to some of my Yahoo Groups in addition to special recommendations. The Internet is becoming rich with beautiful aircraft photos and valuable information.

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San Francisco area

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SFO History

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Surplus Mil A/C

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I maintain 53 discussion groups, all with photos,on the following special interests: Agricultural Aircraft, US Coast Guard Aircraft, Ford Tri-Motor, Grumman Duck (JF/J2F), Lockheed 12A, US Naval Reserve Aircraft, T6-SNJ-Harvard and US Navy Aircraft 1911-1941 etc. Please join us if you have an interest in any of these subjects. I have just started (3-11-02) a group for Oakland Airport and one for Buchanan Field (CCR - Concord), and (7-02) one for National Guard and Air National Guard Aircraft, another for Surplus Military Aircraft and a new one for San Francisco Airport aircraft.

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Books  in print: U.S. Navy Aircaft 1921-1941;U. S. Marine Corps Aircraft 1914-1959; The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992; Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy 1910-1949; Convair Twins; Surplus WWII U.S. Aircraft; and San Francisco Bay Area Aviation. The English Profiles, No. 156 Ford Trimotor, and No. 194 Curtiss SOC Seagull, are out of print but may be found through a used book search.

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Personal Data: Born March 1922, Bakersfield, CA. Graduate of Univ of San Francisco '43, 3 years in AAF in WW2 (graduate of AAF Photography School at Lowry Field), 3 years in Calif ANG, 31 years Audio-Visual Specialist and Administrative Assistant, University of California Berkeley. Founder, Member No 1 and first editor of American Aviation Historical Society Journal. I have been photographing aircraft continually since 1934 and have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1930. (Revised March 2007)

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