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World War One studio photographs are excellent sources for uniform and insignia details. Here's a favorite of mine: Lt. Bradley B. Hammond, an observer assigned to the French Day Bombing Escadrille. Twice awarded the Croix de Guerre, once for bringing back his burning plane safely after the pilot was wounded.

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This is my neighbors Grandfather, Pvt. Albert Summers. He was a member of the "Lost Battalion" and received the Distinguished Service Cross. This photo is in a large frame so you also see reflections from the glass covering it. She has the complete uniform, DSC award certificate, and original discharge papers. An incredible grouping.

 

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Moderator - please move this post to the WWI studio portrait thread...I punched the wrong button and didn't mean to start a new topic.

 

Greg

My collection is strictly what my dad brought back from the ETO.

Sgt. Mahlon E. Sebring, 82nd Airborne, 319th Glider Field Artillery, A Battery - Normandy, Holland, The Bulge, and Germany... finishing with occupation duty in Berlin

http://ww2-airborne....ts/319/319.html

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Greg..Obviuosly 77th Infantry by the shoulder patch....but what exactly was the story behind the Lost Battalion Please ?

 

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Lloyd

What do you need another one of those for.....you have 6 of them already ?.........

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my girlfriend to me on a regular basis as another piece of US WW2 "Green stuff" aka militaria arrives in the post..:-)

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Greg..Obviuosly 77th Infantry by the shoulder patch....but what exactly was the story behind the Lost Battalion Please ?

 

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Lloyd

 

Lloyd,

 

In the interest of saving space on this new great forum, I've added a link to a site that explains this heroic outfit. I hope you enjoy browsing it.

 

http://www.homestead.com/prosites-johnrcot..._battalion.html

 

Greg

My collection is strictly what my dad brought back from the ETO.

Sgt. Mahlon E. Sebring, 82nd Airborne, 319th Glider Field Artillery, A Battery - Normandy, Holland, The Bulge, and Germany... finishing with occupation duty in Berlin

http://ww2-airborne....ts/319/319.html

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Thanks Greg....being British obviously my families lost generations were on the Somme Killing Fields 7 members being killed from July 1916 to November 1916.So i take more than a passing interest in WW1

 

But will do some looking into the 77ths Lost battalion..thank you for the link.

 

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Lloyd

What do you need another one of those for.....you have 6 of them already ?.........

:blink:

 

my girlfriend to me on a regular basis as another piece of US WW2 "Green stuff" aka militaria arrives in the post..:-)

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Here's my named picture, I picked this up in an antique shop in Tennessee this summer. The other side of the card says "Taken Sept 8, 1917." The front seems to say "Compliments To Mr + Mrs G.H. Wynn + Children from W. Benjamin Wynn, 114th F.A. Band, Camp Sevier, Greenville, S.C."

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I had a Great Great Uncle who was a cook at Fort Custer in Battle Creek, Michigan. I have no idea what kind of service he saw. I have three good photos of him. One is in cooks garb at Fort Custer. One shows him missing an index finger. These pictures were found in an old photo album my Grandmother compiled.

 

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My collection is strictly what my dad brought back from the ETO.

Sgt. Mahlon E. Sebring, 82nd Airborne, 319th Glider Field Artillery, A Battery - Normandy, Holland, The Bulge, and Germany... finishing with occupation duty in Berlin

http://ww2-airborne....ts/319/319.html

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This is my grandfather, Lynnly C. Adams, who was a fireman 3rd Class on the Armored Cruiser USS Seattle. His ship did convoy escort duty during WW I and after the conflict ended transported thousands of American troops back to the United States. The picture was taken in Philadelphia in early 1918.

 

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I had a Great Great Uncle who was a cook at Fort Custer in Battle Creek, Michigan. I have no idea what kind of service he saw. I have three good photos of him. One is in cooks garb at Fort Custer. One shows him missing an index finger. These pictures were found in an old photo album my Grandmother compiled.

 

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These two are great! How old was he on 1917? Maybe he saw service in Span-AM?

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Here is a second. This one is un-named as well, but I do have some interesting history on his service. Supposedly he served through WW1 and after his enlistment was up, re-enlisted in the Coast Guard. Several years following the War, he accidentally fell overboard and drowned.

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