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This is the view from Decks - a pasta place in the mall on Odaiba. The rainbow bridge is on the right, and the night dinner boats
are in the harbour. The harbour ferry is arriving at the terminal.

I was stationed in Tokyo harbour in August, 1945. We were housed in a quonset hut. I was hoping to see a picture of the signal tower located at the entrance of the harbour. That was my station because I was a signalman in the US Navy.I was hoping to see if the tower was still there. It was a concrete structure about three stories high and had a large steel mast and yardarm used for displaying signal flags. Can you shed any light on this? I would be very happy if you could be of any help on this.
Ronald Lyall
Tuesday, August 8th, 2006 at 07:44:28

I want to thank you, very much, for publishing my request at the top of your page. A gentleman located in Tokyo sent me an airmail letter in early 2009, stating that he had located me and asked if I were the man who posted the request. I responded and said yes, I was that person. He then went through the effort of getting as many pictures of the harbor as possible, made copies of them, and sent them to me. And YES, several of the photos showed the tower as it existed in 1945. I am very grateful that you posted the request and that the gentleman responded in a Herculean way. He sent me a total of 30 pictures. Two of them showed our Quonset hut that was our barracks and one showed the signal tower as it was in 1945. Again, many thanks for your fine help anad consideration for publishing my request.
Ronald Lyall
Monday, July 27th, 2009 at 07:08:57


Camera: Nikon Pronea 6i
Date: Thursday, April 13th, 2000
Film: Fuji Nexia APS 100 (print)
Lens: 28-70mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor
Photographer: John Harvey
Tag: city, bridge, boat, rainbow, panorama
Larger image: 1780 x 500
Raw image: 2848 x 800

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Trip to Japan > Tokyo > Tokyo Harbour

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