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Lastly are some from a photo album I bought on eBay. The album contains 60 pictures taken on the island of Attu, Alaska.

 

The caption on the back of this one reads "Me in big bertha our bulldozer"

 

 

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Graffiti on a WWII "Ben Hur" trailer cargo cover, photographer / location unknown.

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unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
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Early, short-wheelbase CCKW on maneuvers in the U.S., ca. 1941.

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unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
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These photos are all a bit rough as they've been through a fire and also suffered water damage.

 

Naval Communications Unit Three (NCU-3) Radio Marina (Asmara) Eritrea G7105 panel truck

 

This is their Utility Vehicle, used to get out into the antenna sites. Note the antenna atop the vehicle, the generator power cable and the canteens.

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Shifta bandits were serious business, many being ex-Askari troopers from the defeated Italian fascist Army who still retained their weapons in the hills.

 

Another view - don't know if anyone can identify the truck-trailer combination.

 

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USN Utility Vehicle upcountry - NCU Three with subdued star

 

 

 

Outstanding images of what appear to be a G7105/G7107 panel truck--this is a rare bird and difficult to find good period photos. The G7105, though, had a spare tire carrier mounted behind the driver's door, so i am not quite certain this is what the truck is. I have attached the only period image I have in my files of G7105s.

 

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Keep 'em rolling,

 

John

(Editor, Military Vehicles Magazine and Military Trader)

Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
Drop me an email and let me know what you have.

 

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Thanks for posting that one John,

 

On the center vehicle you can see the cable reel mounted on the left side panel. If you scroll up to my photo (post #52), you can see the mounting point and the travelling hook to secure the reel so it won't spin.

 

The sailor with the dagger (post #42) and standing in post #43 is my father, the LPO (Leading Petty Officer) of NCU-3. Besides the photos (and many more) I also have his USN drivers license issued by NCU-3.

 

Photo: Naval Communications Unit Three at "quarters" outside their barracks, Radio Marina, Asmara, Eritrea.

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Thanks for posting that one John,

 

On the center vehicle you can see the cable reel mounted on the left side panel. If you scroll up to my photo (post #52), you can see the mounting point and the travelling hook to secure the reel so it won't spin.

 

The sailor with the dagger (post #42) and standing in post #43 is my father, the LPO (Leading Petty Officer) of NCU-3. Besides the photos (and many more) I also have his USN drivers license issued by NCU-3.

 

Photo: Naval Communications Unit Three at "quarters" outside their barracks, Radio Marina, Asmara, Ethiopia.

 

 

Outstanding photos, Salvage Sailor! Yes, I now see the post for the spare tire! Great images. THanks again for posting these.

Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
Drop me an email and let me know what you have.

 

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My dad took these pictures on May 4, 1945 while serving as a rifleman in Company L, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division. They were taken in Czechoslovakia during the surrender of the 11th Panzer Division to the 90th.

 

The first is what appears to be a WC51 3/4 ton truck that was captured by the Germans then used by them. My dad said it was being used as a medical evacuation vehicle and the markings are large red crosses and a red cross flag.

 

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Collecting WWI AEF relics, artifacts, and memorabilia

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This is the second picture he took during the surrender. Its of a surrendering German half track (Sd. Kfz. 251,I believe) in the foreground and in the background, rather nonchalantly, stand a group of GIs with a 2 1/2 ton truck and trailer. It appears to perhaps be a GM CCKW -- does that sound right? I'm posting the full picture and then a weak attempt at a close up.

Dennis

 

 

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Dennis (Bertmedals)

Collecting WWI AEF relics, artifacts, and memorabilia

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