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#1 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 04:49 PM

Aloha Everyone,

 

Here's an interesting vehicle from my Pineapple Army photo archive.

 

55th Coast Artillery Corps, Battery C, Hawaiian Department Anti-Aircraft wagon circa mid-1920's

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 04:52 PM

Details - 55th CAC & Hawaiian Department insignia

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 04:55 PM

Details - close up of wagon, belt loaders and armorers tools, 30 caliber water cooled AA machine gun

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 06:42 PM

That's a pretty awesome looking wagon/photo.  What's that mounted on the right side of the wagon?  Thanks...



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Posted 02 February 2019 - 07:02 PM

That's a pretty awesome looking wagon/photo.  What's that mounted on the right side of the wagon?  Thanks...

 

 

If you're asking about the gun, it's another water cooled .30 Browning mounted on an AA tripod which can be removed from the wagon.  I've also got a photo of this tripod being used with a BAR mounted on it for AA target practice shooting at towed sleeves.

 

If you're asking about the tools, besides the hatchet, the large one is the famous Pulaski combination axe and adze tool invented by Forest Service Ranger Ed Pulaski in 1911 for fighting fires.

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 07:18 PM

Evidently, it was the other gun that I wasn't sure of.  Thanks.  



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Posted 06 February 2019 - 10:24 AM

It's a pick mattock, I believe a pulaski had an axe head on one end.

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 04:51 PM

Right you are, it's a pick mattock.  



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Posted 27 February 2019 - 06:27 AM

GREAT image!  An "AA wagon" is an unusual vehicle.

Thank you so much for sharing.  

 

John




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