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#1 78CARg

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:52 AM

Lastly are some from a photo album I bought on eBay. The album contains 60 pictures taken on the island of Attu, Alaska.

The caption on the back of this one reads "Me in big bertha our bulldozer"


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:55 AM

No caption on this one.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 12:01 PM

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 12:06 PM

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#5 jagjetta

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:21 AM

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Graffiti on a WWII "Ben Hur" trailer cargo cover, photographer / location unknown. 



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:26 AM

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Early, short-wheelbase CCKW on maneuvers in the U.S., ca. 1941. 



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:27 AM

Image (189).jpg Early Dodge command car. Spring 1941



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:18 PM

Here's one of my Dad's photos.  I don't have any info on the truck.

 

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 07:32 PM

Closed cab 2-1/2 ton and 1-1/2 ton trucks. Ft. Lewis Wa. 1941

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:27 PM

These photos are all a bit rough as they've been through a fire and also suffered water damage.

 

This is their Utility Vehicle, used to get out into the antenna sites.  Note the antenna atop the vehicle, the generator power cable and the canteens.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:30 PM

USN Utility Vehicle upcountry - NCU Three with subdued star

 

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:35 PM

And the nice thing about the Navy providing these sailors with four wheel drives and Springfields?

 

Photo:  3 men from NCU-3 acquiring information from Eritreans (note dagger, knife, and Ethiopian tin can on fender)

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:37 PM

They could keep up with the Ostriches and hunt on the way back to Radio Marina.

 

Photos:  Note the Ostrich feathers on their heads, each one a kill

 

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 03:21 PM

On the road to Hunter-Liggett Summer 1941

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 03:29 PM

 Bivouac in California, summer 1941.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 04:05 PM

And the results of not heeding the warnings

 

 

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 04:06 PM

This supply vehicle was ambushed on a causeway, no where to go when the lead started flying

 

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 04:10 PM

Shifta bandits were serious business, many being ex-Askari troopers from the defeated Italian fascist Army who still retained their weapons in the hills.

 

Another view - don't know if anyone can identify the truck-trailer combination.

 

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 04:11 PM

The Army wrecker/recovery vehicle sent up from either Asmara, Gura or Massawa.

 

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 04:15 PM

Last one for now, another Ostrich bites the Eritrean dust

 

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:32 AM



USN Utility Vehicle upcountry - NCU Three with subdued star

 

 

 

Outstanding images of what appear to be a G7105/G7107 panel truck--this is a rare bird and difficult to find good period photos. The G7105, though, had a spare tire carrier mounted behind the driver's door, so i am not quite certain this is what the truck is. I have attached the only period image I have in my files of  G7105s.

 

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Keep 'em rolling,

 

John

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:41 AM

Thanks for posting that one John,

 

On the center vehicle you can see the cable reel mounted on the left side panel.  If you scroll up to my photo (post #52), you can see the mounting point and the travelling hook to secure the reel so it won't spin.

 

The sailor with the dagger (post #42) and standing in post #43 is my father, the LPO (Leading Petty Officer) of NCU-3.  Besides the photos (and many more) I also have his USN drivers license issued by NCU-3.

 

Photo:  Naval Communications Unit Three at "quarters" outside their barracks, Radio Marina, Asmara, Eritrea.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 06:44 AM

Thanks for posting that one John,

 

On the center vehicle you can see the cable reel mounted on the left side panel.  If you scroll up to my photo (post #52), you can see the mounting point and the travelling hook to secure the reel so it won't spin.

 

The sailor with the dagger (post #42) and standing in post #43 is my father, the LPO (Leading Petty Officer) of NCU-3.  Besides the photos (and many more) I also have his USN drivers license issued by NCU-3.

 

Photo:  Naval Communications Unit Three at "quarters" outside their barracks, Radio Marina, Asmara, Ethiopia.

 

 

Outstanding photos, Salvage Sailor!  Yes, I now see the post for the spare tire!  Great images. THanks again for posting these.    



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:21 AM

My dad took these pictures on May 4, 1945 while serving as a rifleman in Company L, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division.  They were taken in Czechoslovakia during the surrender of the 11th Panzer Division to the 90th. 

 

The first is what appears to be a WC51 3/4 ton truck that was captured by the Germans then used by them.  My dad said it was being used as a medical evacuation vehicle and the markings are large red crosses and a red cross flag.

 

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:29 AM

This is the second picture he took during the surrender.  Its of a surrendering German half track (Sd. Kfz. 251,I believe) in the foreground and in the background, rather nonchalantly, stand a group of GIs with a 2 1/2 ton truck and trailer.  It appears to perhaps be a GM CCKW -- does that sound right?  I'm posting the full picture and then a weak attempt at a close up.

Dennis

 

 

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