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#1 Abby K-9

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 11:57 AM

If this is the wrong category, please let me know where it belongs. :) Anyway, by request, here are photos of US military working dogs, WWII and up, from various sources (books, Internet, eBay, etc.)

World War II
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Did you know Chips actually *bit* General Eisenhower when Ike tried to pet him?

Chips is also the reason why dogs are no longer awarded valor medals, such as bronze and silver stars or purple hearts. Chips was given awards for his duty in Italy, and the then commander of the Purple Heart Society wrote the president a nasty letter stating that this cheapened the awards for human soldiers and that working dogs should, if anything, get their own type of award.
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The rule that female working dogs must be spayed came into effect late in World War II, for obvious reasons.
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Front Royal, VA dog school.
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 11:58 AM

Running communications wire.


 

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 12:03 PM

From "Fighting War Dogs of World War II"

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 12:04 PM

Accidentally double posted. I will post more WWII ones later and some other time periods in the future. :)

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 09:24 PM

AWESOME!!!! Thanks so much!

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:05 AM

Very interesting topic here.
Looking forward to any other photos and info. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:05 AM

Here's a link to another thread with these great K-9's of the military:

http://www.usmilitar...d...=651&hl=K-9

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 03:19 PM

Here's a link to another thread with these great K-9's of the military


Oh, thanks for linking. There are some nice photos on that thread, too, but unfortunately most of them are of mascots, not working dogs. :(

Here are some more WWII Working Dog photos, from "Dogs of War". This is a great photo book if you're interested in WWII war dogs, by the way. Highly recommended if you can find a copy. There's also "Dogs at War", which is a lot of dog stories and not a lot of photos. Also a very good book, though.
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Note: the Marine Corps was the only branch that had and used a "dog record book".
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Food consists of horse meat, kibble, raw eggs, and condensed milk.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 03:25 PM

More from "Dogs of War".

You don't hear too much about pack and sled dogs. The Army Air Forces actually had pack and sled dog teams to get to downed pilots and aircraft in some areas, such as Greenland, where it was the only fast and efficient way to get there and recover pilots and equipment.
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The dog kennels used here are the dogs' wooden transport crates.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 03:31 PM

More from "Dogs of War".

 

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 03:34 PM

And more from "Dogs of War".
 

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 03:35 PM

I'll post Korean War and Cold War pictures next. :)

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:12 PM

Korean War.

There are not a lot of photos from this time period, especially dogs shown working in Korea. If anyone has any, could you please post them?
 

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:19 PM

Cold War Photos. Basically photos taken between the late 1940's and late 1980's, except photos from Korea and Vietnam.

Late 1940's Germany. Look at the dog boots!
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That is one humongous dog!

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I think this is the earliest photo I have of a Malinois working with the US military.

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Any idea where this was taken? I don't think it's a Desert Shield/Storm photo.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:28 PM

Thanks for sharing the pics.
They are awesome.

I'll see if we can put these in the Photographs section.

In the mean time I'd like to add these pics.

This first pic is a USAF Airman and his MWD in Iraq 2007 or 2008.
 

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:29 PM

US Army in Iraq.
 

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:31 PM

USMC MWD and Handler.
 

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:32 PM

Ditto.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:34 PM

US Army MWD and handler.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:50 PM

US Army MWD Iraq.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:51 PM

Ditto.

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US Army MWD and Handler.

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US Army MWD and handler.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:59 PM

Scout Dog and handler of the 58th Infantry RVN.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:37 PM

GREAT photos guys! Thanks so much for posting!!

If anyone has original photos of military working dogs in their collection they want to sell, please let me know! I may be tempted to ditch the uniforms and get into military dog stuff! haha


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