"Trying to find out if anyone knew of a John Haynes at NATTC in 1943. Supposedly my legitimate grandfather's name is John Haynes and was at NATTC in 1943, or at NAS. Supposedly he was from up north somewhere and was moved to Norman...assuming as a Navy recruit." (Submitted Dec. 31, 2013) |
"I was there in 1957 at a Air Familiarization School. I had to messcook my first Christmas in the Navy.
AT2" (Submitted Dec. 11, 2013)
"I found these photos in a thrift shop in California. I found your web site and thought someone would like them. They are post cards and on the front it says...W692 - NATTC Group at OU Football Game - 1944." (Submitted Sep. 21, 2013)
"Unfortunately, the base was shut down for good in 1956 and the empty buildings and land were given to OU. The university began tearing the buildings down in the 70s, and just recently (in May of 2013)demolished the old Headquarters Building (known locally as Building 4). There are only three WWII-era buildings left: Buildings 108, 109, and 110 (the old dry goods warehouses), which are being used by the university's facilities management contractors. Most of the street grid remains, however, and the streets themselves still have their original navy-themed names." (Submitted Jun. 19, 2013)
"Norman, Okla. holds fond memories for me. I was a Wave stationed there in 1943 when I met this handsome Marine, who in January, 1945 became my husband. Is the base still there?" (Submitted May. 31, 2013)
"I was there Jan, 57 to Mar, 57. Had thought I wanted to be an AD (I liked the looks of the insignia), but they changed my mind and I went on to AT school at Memphis. I take a nostalgia trip every time I go by Norman on I-35." (Submitted May. 19, 2013)
"One of the Boston guys at NATTC Norman was Bill Oponick. He passed away in early 2012.
His Boston buddy was Jim Norton who stayed in the reserves at NAS South Weymouth VS-915" (Submitted Aug. 28, 2012)