Men at Work! Show your Best Pics.
Posted 07 January 2007 - 08:51 AM
If anyone else has interesting photos of troops building, moving or breaking things..please post 'em.
Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:22 AM
Edited by Jeffrey Magut, 07 January 2007 - 09:27 AM.
Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:39 AM
The image is an RPPC printed in France. Some of these men are U.S. Army soldiers and others appear to be civilians or possibly POWs. The soldier on the right wears the SSI identifying him as assigned to an Engineers rail road unit. The leather jerkins and winter cap are rarely seen uniform items.
"Get your mess kits and come-n-get-it!"
Photo print annotated on back, "Taken Aug. 17, 1942, Barksdale Field, La., Latrine Detail at tent City for the day" and the names of the soldiers in the print. One soldier wears the one-piece OD cover-alls and the others the two-piece OD fatigues, with the ever popular and smart looking OD fatigue hat.
Posted 07 January 2007 - 10:50 AM
Posted 09 January 2007 - 06:15 PM
Posted 26 January 2007 - 05:51 PM
Posted 26 January 2007 - 08:06 PM
I imagine if the truth be known, SOS was probably slopped into the Roman Legions' wooden bowls back in 15 B.C.!?!
Here is a WWII newspaper photo from the Pueblo Chieftain in Pueblo, CO (my hometown and youthful stomping grounds) of some very busy Italian POW's working on the loading dock at the Pueblo Odnance Depot. Notice how they are all wearing their large "ITALY" POW patches on their sleeves rather than their backs as many collectors suggest they were supposed to be worn. Talking with many old-timer Puebloans who had direct contact with these POW's, I was told that many of them were so trustworthy, they were awarded "off base" liberty as rewards for hard work.
Posted 26 January 2007 - 08:27 PM
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