Here is what is left of the article I referenced that was in my scrapbook as a kid.
You can see that the first part of the article has been destroyed but the meat of the
article is intact.
I spend two years on Guam as part of my father’s deployment from 1963-1965. I was
10-12 years old during that time. It was pretty interesting time. Anderson AFB
at that time was NOT the same as that which was used during WWII. Our base was situated
to the east of the WWI site. On afternoon the family took of the explore the runways
of the old base. We found our way in and my dad drove as fast as he could muster our
station wagon up and down the runways. It was pretty cool until we noticed we were running
low on fuel. Then the real fun began as we tried to locate the place we entered. Being in the
jungle all things seemed the same. During our stay on Guam the military were running
numerous B-52 missions to Vietnam. I remember seeing guards on top of the roof of the
indoor theatre (Mehan) for briefing of our crews.
There were three theatres on base. Two were open air like todays drive in with cement benches.
The Superfort and Skyview, with the closed in theatre being the Mehan.
Another glimpse of a U-2 was noted on the runway during this time.
Guam is a small Pacific Islands only 30 miles long and 4-8 miles wide and is part of the
Marianas Islands. Extensive WWII activity took place of most of the island.
All of us kids had plywood board used to mount the numerous small and large
caliper spend casing readily found in the jungle and along major roads. There was a
standard warning on the island about finding live munitions. It was told to us that from
time to time locals would save grenades and other small arms, which later unexpectedly
detonated injuring and killing the collector.
Definitely an experience as a young kid that will not be forgotten.
Here is most of the article:
Here is what is left of the cover I had made: