100 Years of Turkey Day
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Here we see a quartet of U.S. Navy chief petty officers in the city of Ponta Delgado, Azores, on Thanksgiving Day, 1918. They seem to have obtained the services of one local pony and the curiosity of one stray pooch. During the Great War, the Azores became an important ASW base in the effort to keep the supply lines open across the Atlantic, a theme that would become reoccurring for the strategically placed archipelago.