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60th Anniversary V-Day Pilsen 2005

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Thought you folks might enjoy seeing this ambulance. Restored WC-54 marked for the 90th Bomb Group. However, you'll notice a few oddities with the markings. This ambulance sits outside a nearby Veterinary hospital and if you look closely you'll notice a Doberman in the star on the door. The ambulance is licensed and I assume it is used in local parades.

 

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Another view with hospital in background.

 

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Ambulance Company 353, 314 Sanitary Train 89th Division. Clarence Wolfe ® man on left named Greer.

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Ambulance Company No. 9 circa 1913, Schofield Barracks, T.H.

 

Salvage Sailor, Thank you for the additions! I have seen very few medical related photos from pre- and inter-war Hawaii.


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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

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White bandanas might also be "neutral" or "umpire" in a red vs. blue wargame. It would make sense to have the medics available to either side in case of an accident.

 

That is a great photo showing the vehicle, a mounted horseman and the personal gear.


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Two images from Ft. Sam Houston in the late '30's or early '40's. The first image features my great-uncle who enlisted in 1937. The second image is of a buddy of his. They were part of the 2nd Infantry Division, 15th Field Artillery, Medical Detachment. My great-uncle is the one who got me started collecting as he gave me a lot of his stuff plus some TR bring backs. He served overseas during the War as a combat medic in the 103rd ID.

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Not sure what the model is of these vehicles.

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Medical Section, I/39th Infantry, Baumholder, FRG, about 1982.

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Gil Burket
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"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

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557th Ambulance Company, 3rd Support Command, 68th Medical Group. Germany, 1982 or so.

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"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

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Ambulances most likely from C Company, 8th Medical Bn., 8th Infantry Division, 1982 or 1983, somewhere in Germany.

 

You will notice how the red cross markings stand out from the woods and the camouflage nets. From what I understood, the Medical company had a full set of subdued crosses in storage that could be immediately mounted if the balloon had gone up (if the war had started.)

 

The white X indicates the vehicle is "neutral" in a red vs. blue war game. Medical assets were typically used in this fashion to assist either side if needed. We also did not want medical vehicles delayed due to overzealous game play (MP's at checkpoints, for example).

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Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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Ambulance Company No. 9 circa 1913, Schofield Barracks, T.H.

 

This photo can not have been taken before 1917, the cars are the newer model of Ford Ts that had the shroud over the radiator. The bodies are some of the earliest used on the Model T and were built by the Babcock company.

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This photo can not have been taken before 1917, the cars are the newer model of Ford Ts that had the shroud over the radiator. The bodies are some of the earliest used on the Model T and were built by the Babcock company.

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Gus

 

Aloha Gus,

 

I've been rechecking the ID on that photo for quite a while now as I also suspected that it was not circa 1913 but a little later. I've yet to find a direct reference to "Ambulance Co. No. 9" at Schofield Barracks, only this reference to the unit at Fort Shafter from the Hawaiian Department organization documents (1911-1914)

 

"A provisional ambulance company existed at Ft. Shafter, T.H. from March to May of 1913."

There was also a medical unit at the Hawaiian Department Hospital, T.H. but no specific details.

 

I also believe that Company No. 9 is circa 1917-1918, not 1913, and I thank you for the second opinion and the ID on the Model T's.

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I ran across this image on FB and thought it needed to be included here.

 

Holiday parade

U.S. Soldiers in the 30th Armored Brigade Combat team conduct the Inaugural Holiday Parade on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2019 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The Soldiers are deployed to support Operation Spartan Shield in the Middle East and paused to celebrate the holiday. (U.S. Army National Guard photos by Sgt. Devin Lewis)

 

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

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White bandanas might also be "neutral" or "umpire" in a red vs. blue wargame. It would make sense to have the medics available to either side in case of an accident.

 

That is a great photo showing the vehicle, a mounted horseman and the personal gear.

 

.....and another

 

The previous Medical Ambulance photo was a motorized medical unit. (posts No 85 & 86)
Here's the mule drawn Ambulance Wagon from the 1914 Hawaiian Department maneuvers

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My two dodges

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current owner of a Dodge WC 9, WC 12, WC 27 2 American Highway K38s, 1945 USMC MB Holden Ambulance, 1943 USMC radio jeep, 1951 military Cushman pakagekar, 1942 m6 bomb truck


All right they're on our left they're on our right they're in front of us they're behind us they can't get away this time
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My USMC ambulance jeep 

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current owner of a Dodge WC 9, WC 12, WC 27 2 American Highway K38s, 1945 USMC MB Holden Ambulance, 1943 USMC radio jeep, 1951 military Cushman pakagekar, 1942 m6 bomb truck


All right they're on our left they're on our right they're in front of us they're behind us they can't get away this time
General Chesty Puller

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