CAP HQ Historical Photos
(CAPHF CAP Series)
These digitized images are those of historical photo prints from CAP HQ files, loaned to the CAP Historical Foundation 1) to make film copy negs and reference prints for archiving at CAPHF and 2) to scan digital images for easier distribution and use by CAP HQ, historical interests and CAP members/enthusiasts.
The digitized images are organized in 12 subject areas.
The numbering system is sequential in the order they were scanned by CAPHF in 2005. The CAP HQ-provided photography was not numbered.
Users are welcome to volunteer additional photography or provide photo information to existing collection.
Steve Patti Photos
Steve Patti, currently age 86, of Roseville, California, is an enthusiastic veteran of WWII Coastal Patrol Base 12, WWII Southern Liasion Patrol and California Wing. His photo collection enhanced CAP's 65th Anniversary book, Missions for America, with scenes of Coastal Patrol/border in Texas and post-war CAP in California.
||“Hopper Collection” Photos
(CAPHF Hopper Series)
These digitized images are selected from photos collected by a CAP National Historian, the late Col. Lester Hopper, during the 1980s. Many of these photos are especially valuable since they were taken by the WWII CAP Subchasers themselves.
Images here are representative of typical themes and photo subjects in the entire collection; other photos in the collection tend to be repetitive of these, since photo subjects tended to be the same for each base: planes, radio room, facilities, guard post, CAP people and social events, etc.
The "Hopper" photos were conveyed by Col. Hopper (with CAP HQ approval) to the CAP Historical Foundation for preservation and viewing for a wide audience.
The selected photos here are organized in the same categories as they appear in the physical Hopper Collection: by WWII CAP Coastal Patrol Anti-Sub Base (Base 1, Base 9, etc.) or WWII CAP facility (Biggs Field, Texas.) There is also a miscellaneous category.
The numbering system is sequential in the order these photos were scanned in 2005 by CAPHF.
Users are welcome to provide to CAPHF any caption or ID information they may have for any image.