An American Road Trip

by Michael Satterfield

Jack Canary was a Tech Rep with North American Aviation in China during World War Two. After the War, he continued to work with NAA and also built and restored aircraft. He worked as a consultant on the film “Tora, Tora, Tora” and was killed while flying a PT-22 for the film in 1969 (other sources say 1968). He, as an avid photographer, documented many of his adventures in China and the many other places he traveled while working for NAA. This collection of photos is from a family vacation around the American Southwest in the family's Ford Ranch Wagon in the winter of 1954.

Photos via the Jack D. Canary Special Collection Photo, San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive.