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#1 deddygetty

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 07:58 AM

Troop C 2d Cavalry Thanksgiving 1922
 


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#2 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:07 PM

Aloha Everyone,

 

A while back we collected up all of the Christmas cards in one topic.

 

Feel free to add onto this one and show us what the soldiers, sailors & airmen of past service feasted upon.

 

I'll start with the Navy.  USS COCOPA (ATF-101) homeported in Pearl Harbor but serving in the Western Pacific and Korean waters.

 

Thanksgiving November twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and fifty-two

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:07 PM

Crew Roster and Menu

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:09 PM

USS COCOPA (ATF-101) Officers and Crew

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:15 PM

H & S Company, 3rd U.S. Engineers (Then engaged in constructing Schofield Barracks, Territory of Hawaii)

Thanksgiving 1921

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:19 PM

Thanksgiving 1921

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:20 PM

There are several more pages of the roster and then their yardlong

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:22 PM

The simplicity of this Thanksgiving Day menu, from the tanker O.M. BERNUTH, says much about the setting–a typed carbon copy. The BERNUTH was five days out from it’s destination of Casablanca and that there was a dinner at all seems remarkable. For many of the crew, just being alive was reason for giving thanks. In the Mediterranean, in the same month, American forces had successfully landed in North Africa and were advancing on the Germans. The O.M. BERNUTH sailed to Casablanca and Fedala to deliver tens of thousands of barrels of precious gasoline for the offensive. The men may have recognized that they were contributing greatly to the war effort, but always on their mind was the great peril of each convoy crossing. Would the next be one of no return? In 1942, more than 1600 Allied ships had been lost to the enemy.

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:29 PM

Thanks for the addition

 

Dropping back a few years to the Great War

 

Troop I 4th United States Cavalry

Schofield Barracks, T.H. 

November 29th, 1917

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:29 PM

Roster

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:37 PM

Let's see what the Redlegs were eating in 1935

 

Battery C & Battery D Eleventh Field Artillery, Hawaiian Division

Schofield Barracks, Territory of Hawaii

Thanksgiving November 28th, 1935

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:39 PM

Menu (which is quite similar to their 1935 Christmas menu too)

 

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:42 PM

Roster (has several pages listing the men in both Batteries)

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:46 PM

And the Infantry

 

Company D 35th US Infantry

Schofield Barracks, T.H.

Thanksgiving 1937

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:08 PM

Back to November 15th, 1923 when Schofield Barracks was under construction, this is a very nice and elaborate menu

 

Headquarters Detachment and Combat Train

1st Battalion, 8th Field Artillery

 

who dined with

 

Headquarters Battery, 11th Field Artillery Brigade

 

Nice rear cover "Aeroplane" photograph of Schofield Barracks

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:13 PM

Headquarters Rosters

 

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 04:55 PM

Here's a card I received for Thanksgiving in 1977 when I was stationed with the 1st Division in Germany. Unfortunately no menu is listed but as I recall it was the full Thanksgiving fare, and it was very good!

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:18 AM

Thanks for sharing that Kim, glad you kept it.

 

To finish off the components of the Hawaiian Division, here's the Air Corps.

 

This 1936 Thanksgiving Dinner menu is very elaborate in materials and construction to the others I have shown.  It has a cover made from heavy cardstock and the flags, eagle and Tom Turkey are fully embossed and colored.

 

 

 

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:19 AM

Nice feast on this menu

 

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:22 AM

But what is really nice is that this is a photographic menu for the Service Squadron made by their own 11th Photographic Section.

 

 

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:23 AM

The 75th Service Squadon, Air Corps, was organized at Schofield Barracks in 1930 and attached to the 18th Pursuit Group, the organic Air Corps component of the Hawaiian Division.  In 1938 they were redesignated the Base HQ and 18th Air Base Squadron.

 

Squadron Headquarters

 

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:25 AM

Interesting to note that all of the officers leading their sections are pilots.

 

Engineering Section

 

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:26 AM

Supply Section

 

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:27 AM

Flight Section and Parachute Department

 

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:28 AM

Transportation Section

 

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