Captured Details From Yard Longs
Posted 10 June 2016 - 06:09 PM
It's a lot of photos, hope I didn't bore you.
Posted 16 June 2016 - 06:34 PM
I think I may be one of the only military photo collectors who scans panoramic photos on my scanner and subsequently stitches them together using PS. Check out the results..... This is the 1st Heavy Mobile Artillery Repair Shop yardlong shortly after the Pershing Games.
Posted 16 June 2016 - 06:43 PM
One of the coolest panoramics in my collection..... DSC + MOH recipients.... and an italian artist found my blog post and painted a forty foot mural of it.......
I didn't even realize the guy at center was a MOH recipient until his grandson emailed me with the details.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Patrick J. Regan, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 8 October 1918, while serving with 115th Infantry, 29th Division, in action at Bois-de-Consenvoye, France. While leading his platoon against a strong enemy machinegun nest which had held up the advance of two companies, Second Lieutenant Regan divided his men into three groups, sending one group to either flank, and he himself attacking with an automatic rifle team from the front. Two of the team were killed outright, while Second Lieutenant Regan and the third man were seriously wounded, the latter unable to advance. Although severely wounded, Second Lieutenant Regan dashed with empty pistol into the machine gun nest, capturing 30 Austrian gunners and four machine guns. This gallant deed permitted the companies to advance, avoiding a terrific enemy fire. Despite his wounds, he continued to lead his platoon forward until ordered to the rear by his commanding officer.
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Posted 14 December 2016 - 11:21 AM
Here's a good example of the state of pistol ammo pockets on what I think are M-1909 cartridge belts on Mar. 6th 1918. I wonder how many of these belts were used on the border area just south of here just 2 years prior?
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Posted 25 October 2018 - 10:09 PM
Love these old photos! Particularly the one of Company D, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division.
Attached is a photo of my cousin's Chauchat squad (Company L, 354th Infantry Regiment) taken a day or two after the Armistice. His name was Charles Denver Barger, a WWI Medal of Honor recipient. He is in the back row, third from right. In the back row, fourth from right, is Jesse Funk, his assistant gunner, who was also awarded the Medal of Honor during WWI. This is a family photo that Charlie's first wife had and gave to her grandson, James. It's hard to believe how gaunt Charlie looked!
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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:16 AM
Found a WWI 6ft long panoramic rolled in among my grandfather Hottle's WWII memorabilia. The rest of the family was throwing everything out so I just claimed everything and am slowly working to archive, protect, and digitize what I can.
The image has a significant fold in the center but it didn't crack completely when I sandbag weighted the photo out for a month or so. Managed to archival frame it and get it behind glass to slow down the break. The image is labeled "Recruit Battalion 5th Engineers Camp A.A. Humphreys VA August 1st, 1918. (Tr. Regiment)".
I've struggled to make any connection with my direct family, but did find an image of a group of young men with "Shenandoah County Boys leaving Woodstock for Camp Humphries" writing on it. It was dated 5 days before this dated panorama. My grandfather's family was from Woodstock/Tom's Brook Virginia so there may be a cousin etc. included.
I can't find any personnel/military unit records to really track names but find the MASS of people and the tents/building really interesting to see. Also the array of different uniforms/outfits. Camp Humphreys was basically consumed/dissolved into what is now Fort Belvoir from what I can find.
Full digitized scan of the image from the WWI WWII commission that came through town:
Scan of the "Shenandoah County Boys" going from Woodstock to "Humphries", (same scanning project different city) donated by a "Jean Hottle" that is likely an indirect cousin to my Grandfather Hottle:
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