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#1 Broadsword_7

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 02:51 PM

(1) Around 1970 my Grandmother gave me a stack of 5 X 7" photographs one of her Brothers had. Some reference Camp Meade, MD around 1921, so I always thought that's where they all came from. They seem like something you could have purchased out of the PX, (IMO), so there may be duplicates out there. S.D. Rockenbach, of the U.S. Tank Corps (circa 1921).

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 02:54 PM

(2) This MAY be General Rockenbach leading his men on the Parade field, but it is unmarked. My best guess is this was taken at Camp Meade around 1921.

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 03:27 PM

Great pictures.

 

Any more?



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Posted 18 May 2019 - 04:33 PM

You bet, I'll get them located, scanned and post some of them. Unfortunately these are the only two Rockenbach photos. This is a M1917 command & communications tank out of this bunch (3).

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 04:43 PM

(4) This must be Grams Brother. I found this photo in a Family Album. He is sitting in a M1917 command & communications tank. Every photo in the album was torn around the edges like this. Must have been a "style" back in the 1920's. My best guess is this was taken at Camp Meade.

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 05:44 AM

(5) Another photo of Private Hebbard, the source of these pictures.

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 06:44 AM

(6) M1917 Light Tank

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 06:49 AM

(7) M1917 Light Tank

 

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 06:56 AM

(8) M1917 Light Tank, Buda HU modified 4-cylinder, with forced water cooling; 42 HP.

 

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 03:08 PM

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 04:20 PM

(10) M1917 Light Tank

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 12:21 PM

(11) M1917 Light Tank

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 12:47 PM

Great images--thanks so much for sharing.  I hadn't seen one or two of them before.  I suspect they were produced and sold as a set, as you said, in 1921.  Attached are two from the set that indicate the intended date of distribution.

 

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You will recognize a few of your images on the calendar photo.

 

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 01:53 PM

Yup, that's them! I've put these up a few times on various websites I've been on over the years so some of you may have seen them before. I don't think they are particularly rare, but I think they are kind of interesting. Originally, I was only going to post the two General Rockenbach photos, but I may post all I have for those who haven't seen them before. I believe this one was taken at Camp Meade, post-WW1. The Franklin Theater is on the left, and someone once pointed out to me what looks like a painted over YMCA emblem on the right building. (Photo 12)

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 03:21 PM

(13) Tank school service club.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 03:27 PM

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 03:32 PM

(15) M1917 Light Tanks on U.S. Army Mack Bulldog AC Trucks.

 

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 02:13 PM

(16) This was with the photographs.

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 02:14 PM

(17) Infantry maneuvers.

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 02:16 PM

(18) Mark VIII Heavy Tank.

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