Future US President George H.W. Bush as a Navy Pilot During World War II, Ca. 1942
George H. W. Bush (Born: June 12, 1924), (41st U.S. President) in his uniform during World War 2. Enlisted in the Navy after Pearl Harbor as an 18 year old, and undertook flight training, was commissioned as an Ensign, to become the youngest Naval Aviator to then. Served in USS San Jucinto, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
"This is such an extraordinary photograph; I've always wanted to restore it. The man was a giant, yet his face reveals nothing but kindness and humility. Repair and colorization to the original done in Photoshop using multiple layers and blend modes."
The hunt is still on: 50 years after three inmates 'escaped' from Alcatraz through spoon-dug tunnels a U.S. marshal searches for an 80-year-old fugitive
It's been half a century since three inmates pulled off a Houdini-like escape from America's most foreboding maximum security prison, Alcatraz, in San Francisco Bay. On the night of June 11, 1962, Frank Lee Morris and brothers Clarence and John Anglin climbed through spoon-dug tunnels to escape the 'The Rock', launching themselves into choppy seas on a raft made of rubber raincoats. The fugitives - all bank robbers - were never found despite one of the biggest-scale manhunts in…