Sunday, December 17, 2017

Memories of Gifford-Wood

The post on Thursday about Gifford-Wood and its government contract during World War I to build "gas generating machines for aviation purposes" inspired Bob Tomaso to share this picture of the employees in the steel shop at Gifford-Wood. The date on the picture indicates that it was taken on October 10, 1957.

Tomaso's father, Marco, appears in the first row, the third from the left. Interestingly, there was one woman in the steel shop crew in 1957. There were probably more during the World War II years. Tomaso told Gossips that his father met his mother, Frances, at Gifford-Wood, in the 1940s, when they both worked at the plant. 

If any readers recognize other members of the crew shown in the picture (you can click on the picture to enlarge it), please indicate who they are in a comment.

1 comment:

  1. I have most of the names if and when I can find the original photo. Some include Marco Tomaso, "Buck" Pfeil, Dick Goetz, "Honey" Cardinale, Pete Krisniski, Mr. DeCrosta, Tony (?) Torchia, Kate Gentile and Eddie Smegowski.