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Buckshot329

Hi all

 

I'm thinking these pictures were taken stateside? Does anyone recognize these buildings? I don't know a unit either.

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Yep prob in Pennsylvania Fort Indian town Gap built in WWII. Agree with David D. In particular the last set. Although that fort has been there at lease since the Revolution. Not those particular building though.

 

Could have been Fort Mead MD, or Fort Dix, NJ, or Camp Edwards, Cape Cod Mass....etc...

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Those basic WW2 style barracks could be seen at any US installation up through the 90s and even in use today.

 

They were originally concieved to be more or less temporary, but they remained in service a long time.

 

It was customary to have a fire watch at nights, which was a two hour rotation.

 

They were real fire traps if one started and could be engulfed in minutes.

They marched a bunch of us down to where they were tearing down some to clear an area and torched a couple.

Scary to see how fast the went up.

 

Lots of them were heated from hand fed coal furnaces

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Those basic WW2 style barracks could be seen at any US installation up through the 90s and even in use today.

 

They were originally concieved to be more or less temporary, but they remained in service a long time.

 

It was customary to have a fire watch at nights, which was a two hour rotation.

 

They were real fire traps if one started and could be engulfed in minutes.

They marched a bunch of us down to where they were tearing down some to clear an area and torched a couple.

Scary to see how fast the went up.

 

Lots of them were heated from hand fed coal furnaces

I think a lot of them had Southern Yellow pine floor boards etc and some of that was basically fat wood with the tar pitch a great fire starter fuel!!

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Since these type of mobilization barracks were constructed at most all Army installations, pinning it down to a particular place that got snow may prove difficult.

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Mike hit the nail on the head - these could be virtually anywhere.

 

That is an interesting structure in the background.

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