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Started by patches , Mar 24 2012 08:31 PM

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#21 patches

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:50 PM

Spanish American War. Must be one of the National Guard units, by virtue of the trapdoor Springfields stacked around the area, maybe the 71st NY Inf, I found this picture by accident while looking for photos of those New York City WWI monuments that I have been posting of late, this leads to believe that the Troops might be from this New York regiment.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:36 AM

Delta Division Engineers, as the men do not have either the name tape or the Gold on Black U.S.ARMY tape I will date this in the early 1950s around 51-53

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:38 PM

Here one a informal portrait of a GI of the 6th Armored Division taking in France, the interesting thing about this is he appears to be wearing some kind of Jewlery on his tanker jacket, do you think it might be his Wifes ? you thoughts please, also the use Hawley liner is noteworthy.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:34 PM

SHORT TIMER, according to this photos info, one that was taken in West Germany in 1969 by one Spec 5 Mack Thomas.

Here the info.

Sp5 Mack Thomas' classic photo for Spearhead Newspaper in 1969 depicts what actually happens to a soldier who has only a short time left before returning to civilian life. Unfortunately, the newspaper's top brass denied the photo's publication, so here it is for the first time.

The Spearhead Newspaper is the newspaper of the 3rd Armored Division (SPEARHEAD)

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:38 PM

Short Timer brings back some good memories, thanks! I remember a tree outside my window (barracks) and it was a a Short Timer tradition to throw a pair of boots on a tree limb, which I did back in 1975. When you reached the 99 days left in service, you were a "Two didget midget", and we'd say, "I'm so short, a snake could pee on my head", or "I'm shorter then an alligator's milking stool" or "I'm so short, I gotta look up to look down" etc.
Here's a Short Timer's crest for sale on eBay.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/4/shorttimer.jpg/

I find some of my best photos by accident. ;)

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:54 AM

Yea these are more stuff, like Short timer Sticks. But that went out right before I went in, or as early as 1972 or so.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:55 AM

Thanks D.A.T, while I personally never fell in with the Short Timer thing when I was getting out in December 82, I do remember Short Timer ephermera, like those calenders and the like, I seen these first at Hood in 1980.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 11:05 AM

Obviously not a US picture, but still found when least expected, while looking at a site of 'demotivational posters'.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:08 PM

Thanks D.A.T, while I personally never fell in with the Short Timer thing when I was getting out in December 82, I do remember Short Timer ephermera, like those calenders and the like, I seen these first at Hood in 1980.

@Patches, hope you don't mind, thought I'd throw in a picture of a Short Timer clip, a "curtain hanger hook" we'd wear on our fatigues, never got hassled for it. And you had to have a measuring tape, cut down to the number 99, and then every morning, cut a number off, "Three days and a wake up"! And of couse, F.T.A. or "Frankfurt to America". I've posted this only because it is an era gone by, but not forgotten. ;)
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/803/pict0018fz.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/692/pict0017fb.jpg/

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:10 PM

Obviously not a US picture, but still found when least expected, while looking at a site of 'demotivational posters'.

You're right, not a US picture, but Adolf Hitler was definately an "accident"! :lol:

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:06 PM

Getting back on subject, here's one I found, but it looks like a scene from a movie, if so they're good actors, I like the looks on thier faces looking down at the crates of Spam.:lol:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/805/spamk.jpg/

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:12 PM

Looks like a scene from Battleground?

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:09 AM

Looks like a scene from Battleground?

Erwin

I think so too.
They used real ww2 Vets in that movie if memory serves me right.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:54 AM

Fellas were have you been :w00t: this is indeed a still from battleground, the man on the left in the EM raincoat is Actor John Hodiak. if you go to Hollywood Helmets in the helmet Forum you will see quite a few cool stillls from this movie.

From a site on him. he died quite young of a Heart Attack.

http://en.wikipedia....iki/John_Hodiak

The late John Hodiak.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:57 AM

Fellas were have you been :w00t: this is indeed a still from battleground, the man on the left in the EM raincoat is Actor John Hodiak. if you go to Hollywood Helmets in the helmet Forum you will see quite a few cool stillls from this movie.

From a site on him. he died quite young of a Heart Attack.

http://en.wikipedia....iki/John_Hodiak

The late John Hodiak.

I've been living in Germany the last 30 years! But still no excuse for not seeing the film, be the next on my "things to do" list. :thumbsup:
I found a website by accident, with alot of photos in it, does that count too? I searched his name here in the Forum, Joseph Byank, and nothing turned up, so I hope it's a first, if I'm repeating somebody else's posting, sorry.
http://www.duryeapa....hotographer.htm

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:42 PM

I accidently found this one the other day. It is an early picture of PT-109 in Norfolk Va. ready for shipment to the war. I thought this was a cool picture.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:50 PM

That a great find hink. thanks.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:30 PM

Here's one with a Indiana Jones look to it.
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A U.S. soldier stands in the middle of rubble in the Monument of the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig after they attacked the city on April 18, 1945. The huge monument commemorating the defeat of Napoleon in 1813 was one of the last strongholds in the city to surrender. One hundred and fifty SS fanatics with ammunition and foodstuffs stored in the structure to last three months dug themselves in and were determined to hold out as long as their supplies. American First Army artillery eventually blasted the SS troops into surrender.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:27 AM

Hes one, I love the 1st Cav Div Officers. check out the officer on the right, notice he appears to be wearing OD breeches with his IKE ? I spy what appear to be the billowing Characteristics of breeches at the side of his thigh

THE TEXT for the below photograph.

Jean Marie MacArthur, wife of General Douglas MacArthur, christens the USS Gary Owen, a Red Cross canteen ship, in Tokyo Bay on 18 December 1945. The official ARC caption reads "Mrs. Douglas MacArthur christens the USS Gary Owens, a Red Cross canteen ship for troops of the 7th Cavalry Division. Formerly the Meiji Maru, a 70-year-old 225-foot Japanese sailing ship, the Gary Owen rests on concrete cradles in the Sumida River, Tokyo. It has a day room with dance floor big enough to accommodate 100 dancers, a card room, a library, and writing desks. With Mrs. MacArthur, Maj. Gen. William C. Chase.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:34 PM

Two excellent Color photos of a Sherman tank Crew at Fort Knox Kentucky circa 1943, I,ve seen the one were the men have on the Helmets, but this was in B/W, leading me to believe that it was in fact a B/W photo, but as we see here they were color, the other one I seen here for the first time

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