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M/Sgt George F. Kennedy USA marries WREN (Able Seaman) Elizabeth M. Brown British Royal Navy

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Left to right are: Miss Anne Jessyn, Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS); Sergeant Joseph Brescia, US Army 13th Major Port; Master Sergeant George F. Kennedy, 13th Major Port, Elizabeth Mary (Brown) Kennedy, Womens Royal Naval Service (WRNS); Pte Jack Brown, British Army and Miss Sheila Brown, the bride's Brother and Sister. The wedding took place in Dumfries, Scotland, 24 April, 1945.

 

The Bride was stationed aboard HMS Drake a base ship

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Notice how the British private's hair has been carefully cut so as to fit perfectly inside his forage cap! :lol:

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

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" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Notice how the British private's hair has been carefully cut so as to fit perfectly inside his forage cap! :lol:

 

Funny you mentioned that Ian, at first glance I thought he did have on his side cap :lol:

He must have quite a shock of thick dense curly hair that it bunched up like that when he wore his caps :lol:

 

While I have you Ian, is Pte Brown's belt Pipe Clayed ( Blanco White)?

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Funny you mentioned that Ian, at first glance I thought he did have on his side cap :lol:

He must have quite a shock of thick dense curly hair that it bunched up like that when he wore his caps :lol:

 

While I have you Ian, is Pte Brown's belt Pipe Clayed ( Blanco White)?

 

Certainly looks to be so, Kevin.

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Certainly looks to be so, Kevin.

 

Thank Ian, I guess it was done to basically give a more formal appearance, or maybe, he was a Guardsman? and had this White or Whitened belt as part of his standard kit? Too bad we can't see if he has the Guards Division's All Seeing Eye Formation Sign sewn on, his shoulder being blocked from view by his sister's shoulder.

 

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This is Horace Green who was a propeller mechanic with the 379th BG.

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Always looking for anything related to the 8th AAF and flight gear of W.W.2.

Also any info on Advisory Team 98 the unit my late father served in.

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This is a pic of my mom and dad in 1943 . They were both at Camp Shelby as dad was in the 338th INF/85th INF Div. Mom was a civilian worker there and met him at a dance. They and some other couples went down to New Orleans in order to get married and have a honeymoon all in the same weekend. Unfortunately, about a month or two later, they all found out that the Justice of the Peace who had performed the ceremonies was, in reality, a flim-flam man and had conned them all out of their money and that the marriages were all illegal. Things were cleared up finally and legal marriages were performed before the unit went to California for desert training. post-70300-0-94805400-1370464133.jpg

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I do not know how I missed this thread, this is great stuff!

 

I try to pick up these photos when I see them.

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*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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This is a pic of my mom and dad in 1943 . They were both at Camp Shelby as dad was in the 338th INF/85th INF Div. Mom was a civilian worker there and met him at a dance. They and some other couples went down to New Orleans in order to get married and have a honeymoon all in the same weekend. Unfortunately, about a month or two later, they all found out that the Justice of the Peace who had performed the ceremonies was, in reality, a flim-flam man and had conned them all out of their money and that the marriages were all illegal. Things were cleared up finally and legal marriages were performed before the unit went to California for desert training. attachicon.giffathersday002.jpg

Curious it looks like he's wearing a French Fourraggere. The 338th Infantry never had one awarded.

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I think that may be the strap from my moms purse as she was holding it behind him and a reflection off of his pocket edge.

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Thank's 338th it might be it, I know it couldn't be the French Rope. HMM, as a thought, could it be a knotted cord for his Leaders Whistle ? Not that any one can really tell :lol:

 

Excellent photo by the way.

 

PS, we take by your user name and by your father's unit in this photo that he served thoughout the whole war with the 338th Infantry, would this be correct, sorry if you mentioned all this in any of your earlier topics or posts and I missed it.

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Don and Jan Smally of Sarasota, Fla. are pictured in their Army uniforms shortly after they got married during World War II.

 

Smally was a Sergeant in the 283rd Ordnance and Ballistic Technical Service Detachment, 3rd Army ETO, The photo taken before Smally went overseas. Jan Smally rose to Sergeant too, serving Stateside with the Corps of Engineers, a Clerk. Since she has on the Washington District patch, perhaps then at the Branch's HQ, who's offices where located in the Pentagon?

Don Smally passed away in April 2012 at 89 in Sarasota Fla, as far as I can tell Jan is still around.

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Wedding day in New York City ca. 1945 (and not your average G.I.)

 

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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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That's a very interesting photo. Again, another uniform if seen at a show would be picked apart and disregarded as a "put together" job.

 

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Frederick Gonzalez II & Willette Lakeburg on their wedding day, she opted for the wedding dress instead of her uniform

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"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
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Sgt John P Huling
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LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Thanks

These are couples and a bit earlier the WWI

 

Anyway here goes, if they are not appropriate a mod can remove

 

 

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Don

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Are they Vampyr? check out the fangs on the both :lol:

 

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Of course not :D A nice WWII studio print of an unknown couple, the GI's unit and branch unknown,
he's a Tech Sgt for sure, and the photo may be an early war one as he's wearing the Garrison Belt and has no ribbons as of yet.

 

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A Kodachrome slide of a Marine and his girl.

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A collecter of photographs

Always looking for PTO related photos and photo albums. also looking for 134th CB USN and 711th railroad operating battalion photos and photo albums.

 

Mike Harpe

 

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