Published: May 24, 2013
Dallas Baker ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, June, 1979: As President Jimmy Carter makes his way through the crowd that greeted him at Haneda Airport, his daughter, Amy, rests her head on the shoulder of a Secret Service agent.
Published: May 23, 2013
Bob Wickley ©Stars and Stripes
Yokota Air Base, Japan, November, 1974: Sgt. Tim Martin of the 475th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron is partially obscured by the sheet of water he's pouring onto a UH1P ''Huey'' helicopter at Yokota Air Base. The chopper had to be washed down at least once a month to prevent corrosion.
Stars and Stripes' 1974 story about the maintenance squadron at Yokota.
Published: May 22, 2013
Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Mediterranean Sea, April, 1970: A USS Forrestal catapult switch operator ducks as an F4 Phantom jet makes its two-second run up to 150 mph during the carrier's eighth Mediterranean deployment.
Stars and Stripes' 1970 story about the USS Forrestal's flight operations.
Published: May 20, 2013
Lloyd Borguss ©Stars and Stripes
Wiesbaden, Germany, April, 1958: Airman 3rd Class Gus Backus entertains patients and fellow workers at the 7100th Air Force Hospital with some lunchtime music. While he was stationed in Pittsburgh, Backus and his group, the Del-Vikings, hit it big with their single, "Come Go With Me." After leaving the Air Force, Backus stayed in Germany, where he is still a fan favorite.
Stars and Stripes' 1958 story about Gus Backus.
Published: May 20, 2013
Red Grandy © Stars and Stripes
Berlin, February, 1954: The once-vibrant but now war-scarred Unter der Linden in Berlin's Eastern sector is quiet as soldiers await the arrival of a motorcade during a foreign ministers' conference.
Published: May 19, 2013
Jack Baird © Stars and Stripes
Saigon, South Vietnam, December 11, 1965: A fisherman on a sampan in Saigon Harbor tends his nets.
Published: May 18, 2013
Chet King ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, October 23, 1980: Rev. Billy Graham makes a point as he preaches to 20,000 people at Korakuen Stadium during his Tokyo crusade.
Published: May 17, 2013
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Tokyo, April, 1962: Frank Sinatra laughs as U.S. Ambassador to Japan Edwin O. Reischauer presents him with a card bearing the singer-actor's name in Japanese characters. Sinatra was in the Far East for a series of charity performances to aid underprivileged children.
Published: May 16, 2013
Shigemasa Nagai ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, November, 1974: Thirteen-year-old Haruhiko Murase salutes after presenting President (and Eagle Scout) Gerald Ford with the Golden Pheasant Award on behalf of Japanese Boy Scouts at Akasaka Palace.
Published: May 15, 2013
Lee Pearlman ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, August, 1956: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney, in Japan for two weeks of sightseeing and personal business, autographs a cast for Harold Willie at the Tokyo Army Hospital. Tunney, who defeated Jack Dempsey twice and retired undefeated as a heavyweight in 1928, served in the U.S. Marine Corps before turning pro.