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#1 gauthieb3sxz

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 02:13 PM

Given the popularity of the WWI Studio Photograph section, I thought I would start a WWII version. Try to keep photo posts strictly to studio portraits, either head shots or full bodied, and to point out any interesting features or identifications when possible.

 

I will start off the thread with a european RPPC that I've had kicking around in my collection for a few years. Love the crackling on the front panel!

 

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#2 gauthieb3sxz

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 02:39 PM

And one more..... the man behind my fascination with WWII photography. My grandfather, Ambrose R. Canty who served as an assistant tank driver in Company B of the 777th Tank Battalion during WWII.

 

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 02:46 PM

Trying to get this thread going - lets see them!

 

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:48 PM

I'll Help

 

Newly minted pilot Lt. Stanley Calloway.  Haven't been able to track anything down on him yet.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:50 PM

Appears to be a bomber crewman, W. Pearce

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:51 PM

An unknown airmen from the 8th AF trying to look the part

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:55 PM

Captain Johnny Godfrey, 4th FG Ace

 

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:59 PM

Lt. Alvin S. Brody   KIA over Vienna in the co-pilot seat of a B-24

 

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:00 PM

Captain Richard Fry   KIA over Vienna as pilot of the B-24 that Al Brody died in.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:03 PM

Cadet David Cruise, later a bombardier with the 340th BG

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 01:18 AM

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 01:18 AM

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#13 gauthieb3sxz

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:58 AM

Wow Paul! Nice collection! Do you specifically collect portrait shots?



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:59 AM

Lt. Alvin S. Brody   KIA over Vienna in the co-pilot seat of a B-24

 

 

Wow - quite the history behind that one! Nice!



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 10:19 AM

LTC Marion Butler Fowler – Finance Officer, Special Staff, 60th Brigade, 30th Infantry Division Fort Jackson, S.C. 1941 – Retired as Brigadier General, BSM w/OLC

 

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2nd Lt., 141st Inf., 36th Div., Co. I. Born in Durham County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Fowler. Entered the service May 15, 1918, at Chapel Hill, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and from there to Camp Gordon, Ga. Sailed for France Sept. 26, 1918. Promoted to rank of 2nd Lt., Aug. 28, 1918. Returned to USA June 8, 1919, and was mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 12, 1919.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 11:45 AM

Wow Paul! Nice collection! Do you specifically collect portrait shots?

 

Thanks! I guess I would say I'm starting to pick them up, I buy ones that peak my interest at the local consignment store.

 

The wedding portrait came from eBay because the photographer was in my hometown, but the Yankee Division patch didn't hurt either. 



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 03:18 PM

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 03:23 PM

Portrait from Hal Owen Studio, Oklahoma City, OK

Most likely attending Norman Air Technical Training Center (NAATC) in Norman, OK.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 03:28 PM

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 04:15 PM

Ooops, not WWII.  Moderator remove please, if you wish.  Sorry...

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 04:20 PM

This is what I meant to post.  Ugh.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 05:03 PM

 
Wow - quite the history behind that one! Nice!


A tragic story sadly. I spent most of the 90s chasing down the story of his loss for his family.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:29 PM

Another sad story.  Lt. Alexander Zeece.  He was shot down and killed by Flak in a P-38 flying ground attack in the Battle of the Bulge, January 2, 1945.  Prior to going overseas, he and his wife had been in a car accident when an Army truck swerved into their lane after the driver got a bee in his eye.  She was killed instantly. He survived.  He was known to fly a bit recklessly in combat.  His daughter lives not far from me and we've worked on his story for a while now.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:32 PM

Lt. Jimmy Elsner.  Don't know anything else about him yet.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:33 PM

First of three more 8th AF pilots. No names, but they were part of the same batch that included the one I'd posted previously.  They were clearly trying to look the part.

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