USS Midway

 

Bernie Stadiem Collection

USS Midway 1951 ~ 1953

 

USS Midway

 

 

Bernie Stadiem was aboard USS Midway from May 1951 ~ December 1953 as a member of the ship's band.

 

 

Update: Wednesday, March 30, 2005:

I received an email today from Bernie's friend informing me of his passing on Monday, March 28, 2005. Through several emails and his photos, I became friends with Bernie and am greatly saddened at his passing. This page is now my memorial to this Midway Sailor and it is my hope that Bernie lives on in our memories through these photographs and slides.

 

 

Bernie Stadiem

April 06, 1930 ~ March 28, 2005

 

 

Obituary from the High Point, NC newspaper, High Point Enterprise:

Bernard Stadiem

Owner of Bernie's Craft & Hobbies

HIGH POINT - Bernard "Bernie" Edward Stadiem died March 28, 2005.

He was known to friends as Bernie and was born in Thomasville on April 6, 1930. He graduated from the Georgia Military Academy. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean Conflict, serving part of his time on the carrier, Midway, as a member of the U.S. Navy Band. After completing his military service, he studied photography in New York City and worked there for some years as a professional photographer (he continued his interest in photography his entire life).

He returned to High Point, where his parents, Mose and Frances Marks Stadiem, had built a home several years previously. An accomplished musician on the trombone, he played with a variety of local bands after returning to the area. He then opened Bernie's Craft and Hobbies, a business he continued in several locations in High Point, until closing in the early 1990's.

Over the past several years he was involved with the Smithsonian in Washington and established a relationship with many individuals from there until his death. He was a member of the B'Nai Israel Synagogue in High Point.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday with Rabbi Jerome Fox at Sechrest Funeral Chapel on E. Lexington Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, please make any memorials to the "Bernie Stadiem Endowment Fund" at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

 

 

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Bernie Stadiem

Bernie Stadiem

Bernie & Banshee

Bernie Stadiem

Bernie & Banshee

Bernie Stadiem

Bernie & Banshee

USS Midway

Bernie & Panther

Bernie Stadiem

Bernie & Corsair

Bernie Stadiem

Bernie

 

 

 

35mm Kodachrome Slides

Bernie Stadiem

Merrill, Edwards

& Bernie

Bernie Stadiem

Blankenship

& Corsair

Bernie Stadiem

Midway's Band

on Quarterdeck

Bernie Stadiem

Showing off

souvenirs

Bernie Stadiem

Omar Bradley

Bernie Stadiem

Inspection on

flight deck

Bernie Stadiem

Elevator

Bernie Stadiem

USS Midway

Bernie Stadiem

USS Midway &

USS Franklin D.

Roosevelt

Bernie Stadiem

USS Midway

Bernie Stadiem

Island

Bernie Stadiem

Island with Season's

Greetings message

Bernie Stadiem

Island &

flight deck

Bernie Stadiem

Crane &

motor launch

Bernie Stadiem

Forward flight deck

Bernie Stadiem

Banshees

Bernie Stadiem

Panthers

Bernie Stadiem

Cake for landing

milestone - Number

unknown

Bernie Stadiem

Cake for landing

milestone - Number

unknown

Bernie Stadiem

HUP-2 Retriever

Bernie Stadiem

HUP-2 Retriever

Bernie Stadiem

Banshee

Bernie Stadiem

Banshee

Bernie Stadiem

Rocket

Bernie Stadiem

Avenger

Bernie Stadiem

Cougars

Bernie Stadiem

Cougars

Bernie Stadiem

Cougars

Bernie Stadiem

Cougars

Bernie Stadiem

Cougars

Bernie Stadiem

Cougars

Bernie Stadiem

Cougars

Bernie Stadiem

Cougars

Bernie Stadiem

AJ-1 Savage

Bernie Stadiem

AJ-1 Savage

Bernie Stadiem

Skyraider

Bernie Stadiem

Skyraider

Bernie Stadiem

Skyraider

Bernie Stadiem

Skyraider

Bernie Stadiem

Skyraider

Bernie Stadiem

Skyraider

Bernie Stadiem

Skyraider

Bernie Stadiem

Skyraider

Bernie Stadiem

Corsair

Bernie Stadiem

Panther

Bernie Stadiem

Cougar

Bernie Stadiem

Cougar

Bernie Stadiem

Cougar

Bernie Stadiem

Neptune Flyby

Bernie Stadiem

Coming alongside

for UNREP

Bernie Stadiem

Coming alongside

for UNREP

 

 

 

 

Print Photos

USS Midway

Loading aircraft at

Norfolk's Pier 7

USS Midway

Loading aircraft at

Norfolk's Pier 7

USS Midway

Mediterranean

USS Midway

Ship's Band office

USS Midway

Gibraltar

USS Midway

Happy Hour

1953

USS Midway

Cake for landing

milestone - Number

unknown

USS Midway

Catwalk near

band office

USS Midway

Crane &

motor launch

USS Midway

Crane

USS Midway

Island

USS Midway

Island

USS Midway

Bearcats

USS Midway

Banshee

USS Midway

Panther & Banshee

on EL 02

USS Midway

Skyraider

USS Midway

Skyknight

USS Midway

Panther

USS Midway

Flight Deck

USS Midway

Panthers

USS Midway

HUP-2 Retriever

USS Midway

HUP-2 Retriever

USS Midway

AJ-1 Savage

USS Midway

AD-4 Skyraider

Flyby

USS Midway

Escort after UNREP

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42

USS Franklin D.

Roosevelt, CV-42

departing the Med.

USS Midway

Panther

USS Midway

Oran

USS Midway

UNREP

USS Midway

Italian boxers

USS Midway

Wrestlers

USS Midway

Midway's Band at

soccer game in Sicily

USS Midway

Noon concert

aboard Midway

USS Midway

Crew vacating

compartment for

Captain's inspection

USS Midway

Merchants

in Algiers

USS Midway

Forward Gun Mount

 

 

 

USS Midway Band photos from the 1953 cruise book

Courtesy of Buzz Nau

Midway Band

Midway Band

Midway Band

Midway Band

Midway Band

Midway Band

Midway Band

 

 

 

 

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