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#1 albatrosdva

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 06:20 PM

I am scanning a photograph album kept by my grandfather from his time in the service from 1935 to 39. Most of his pictures are 1936,37 when he was attached to Battery G, 64th Coast Artillery AA at Fort Shafter Territory of Hawaii. While not all of the pictures are strictly military I think it gives a good glimpse of pre-war Hawaii and should be quite interesting. I have a fair bit of material still to scan in the album plus loose items so I will periodically update but thought you all would be interested. The gun batteries were evidently 3" anti-aircraft. Had he stayed in, he almost certainly would have been in the attack on Pearl Harbor. I omit family pictures, pictures of individual soldiers (except for a few due to background) and pictures of random bushes (yes you read that right). But some of the random island pictures are very cool. If the random photos of a 1930s soldier are not on topic enough feel free to remove but it seems relevant enough. First batch of photos will be directly related to field exercises (64th CA plus some parading at Schofield involving planes and tanks). Second batch will be devoted to camp life. Third batch will be general Hawaii of the 1930s. 

 

First batch: mounted 3" guns, two pictures of soldiers on a parade grounds, 3" in firing position, and a rear picture of one mounted

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  • field 003.jpg
  • field 002 close-up .jpg
  • gun in firing position (3 in) 001.jpg
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Posted 03 November 2019 - 06:22 PM

Next batch: three more photos of the gun in position, one more mounted, one photo of what appears to be a smaller mounted gun

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  • gun in firing position 003.jpg
  • gun in firing position 004.jpg
  • gun mounted  001.jpg
  • gun mounted 001.jpg


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Posted 03 November 2019 - 06:26 PM

Next batch: last two mounted gun pictures, search lights and sound detectors (anyone know about these?), and a collection of airplanes.

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  • gun mounted 002.jpg
  • gun, anti-aircraft mounted 3 in 001.jpg
  • search lights and sound detectors 001.jpg
  • Review at Schofield (Signal Corps photo) 001.jpg
  • airplanes .jpg


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Posted 03 November 2019 - 06:29 PM

Next batch: Joseph T Cloonan standing next to a canon, couple tank pictures (ground and with my grandfather sitting in one), photo of squad tents 

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  • tanks 001.jpg
  • hiding from Hitler 001.jpg
  • squad tents 002.jpg


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Posted 03 November 2019 - 06:31 PM

Next batch, various camp shots: Couple cleaning shots getting ready for inspection, a photo of "Campbell" which I think is interesting because it shows a bunk outside the barracks (in trouble?), chow line

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  • inspection coming up 001.jpg
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Posted 03 November 2019 - 06:36 PM

It must have been an interesting time to be in the military. You see canvas and leather leggings, WWI wraps, and tall lace-up boots, often together. In this next batch we have: Cue and Gregus in front of their tent, my grandfather in front of the G Battery fire engine apparatus, Sebastian Sanfillipo in full dress on guard duty, and a photo and close-up of a searchlight lit night parade

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  • Cue and Gregus 001.jpg
  • me (WWY) 002.jpg
  • Sanfillipo 001.jpg
  • night parade under searchlights 001.jpg
  • night parade under searchlights 001 close-up .jpg


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Posted 03 November 2019 - 06:40 PM

next batch: Clark with WWI leg wraps, Sanfillipo in front of a 64th truck, my grandfather on an army motorcycle, another squad tent photo, 

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  • Clark 001.jpg
  • Sanfillipo  001.jpg
  • WY and motercycle dis is me 001.jpg
  • squad tents 001.jpg


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Posted 03 November 2019 - 06:43 PM

These are general island pictures when papa was on leave. He took some really interesting photos, first we have Amelia Earhart's plane from the first attempt around the world after she crashed in Honolulu, then we have several photos of sugar cane operations, 

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  • sugar cane 001.jpg
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Posted 03 November 2019 - 06:45 PM

three photos of Honolulu in general, a photo of Bishop Street, Aloha Tower

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 06:47 PM

Three pictures of a Pan Am Clipper, Dole Pineapple Plant, and G Battery's cat

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 06:50 PM

Diamond Head, German band (is this purely for tourists? They still have the Weimar flag even though the NSDAP was in power by they), USAT Republic docking in Honolulu, a different army transport coming in to dock

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 09:11 PM

Thanks for sharing your family album. I appreciate all but the pictures of civilian Hawaii are my preference. Aloha.



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Posted 04 November 2019 - 07:06 AM

Great pictures!




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