Description Navy Lieutenant Allan Russell Carpenter flew this VA-72 A-4E off the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42) on 1 November 1966 when he was shot down over Haiphong, North Vietnam. He was a POW for six years and four months.
Jim Caiella, Richmond, VA Member Since November 2010 Artist Statement Longtime photojournalist. author, illustrator, editor.
I am a photographer by education, training, experience, and inclination. I have worked for newspapers and wire services up and down the East Coast. Among many other media outlets, my work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Newsday, Road&Track, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, and San Jose Mercury.
In past lives I was director of photography in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI; and Augusta, Georgia. I was the last photo editor of The Richmond News Leader and subsequently associate photo director of the Richmond newspaper.
I most recently was Senior Editor of Proceedings and Naval History of the U.S. Naval Institute and an editor for the U.S. Marine Corps, History Division, Quantico, Virginia. I am currently a writer/editor for the Navy's Naval History and Heritage Command at the Washington Navy Yard.
My favorite subjects are aviation, naval history, and automobiles. Most of what you will see on these pages reflects those interests.