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Wow, thanks for sharing. These photos bring back memories of when I was a boy in the early 60s in my grandmothers home.

She had on each end of her dresser pictures of my uncles taken during WWII basic trng in khaki shirts with ties. My other grandmother had on the mantle a photo of my uncle and aunt when they were married during the war, with him in his Navy jumper uniform and her with a big hat and flower corsage. Would really like to have those photos now, but only have the memories :o(

 

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A Capt. and Lt. of the 1st infantry Division somewhere in North Africa.

 

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

 

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What a great virtual photo album! Here's a couple of my WWII entries: My maternal grandfather, Woodrow Wilson Stillwell is the soldier on the bicycle (far left of photo). He was a fifty cal gunner on one of the scout jeeps, Company M, 291st Infantry, 76th ID. This photo may have been taken in either Belgium or in France. Note the soldier wearing the western style pistol rig on the right.

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These are the Hunter brothers. Left to right: John C. Hunter, Jr. entered service 9/16/42 served on USS Denebola & USS Sigourney; Harry C. Hunter, entered service 11/11/42, buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO; William C. Hunter, entered service 11/19/42 buried at Jefferson Barracks; Lewis B. Hunter, entered service 10/23/43 served in Btry G, 1st Bn, 11th Marines, 1st MarDiv., buried at Jefferson Barracks.post-10333-0-78844700-1427489255.jpg

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This is my grandpa after an artillery shell hit his bumper and deflected off. Had it hit 2 feet to the left I probably wouldn't be here. He had a few more near death encounters but that's another story. His unit, the 65th Armored Field Artillery earned 7 battle stars and fired 150,916 rounds in combat. I was the only one he really ever talked to about the war. He got me into this hobby

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this is my favorite picture of him, It was taken near Frankfurt, Germany. I'm going to try to replicate this photo at a reenactment later this year.

 

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A photo taken sometime in the Summer of 42

This has to be the weirdest photo I ever seen in so far as illusions. Note the placement of the closure of the shirts and the direction of the ties and how their tucked, not to mention the shoulder patch where we're seeing it, a reverse photo right, then how do we explain the sign their both holding???

 

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Maybe the message of your choice was added after the photo was taken?

 

 

Ah the early 1940s version of photo shop, that's really the only thing that makes sense, because as we see they're holding this little sign by a string.

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These photograph's posted on this thread are outstanding, So my contribution, Here's my Dad, my hero, my best friend for ever! I miss you Dad. Pvt. Richard Elsea 268th Coast Artillery. This was taken on New Guinea (wearing a Navy uniform) purchased from a sailor on the troopship, He would go on the upper decks and sleep in the sun, he never got caught! 2nd photo taken at Fort Monroe, VA. 2nd Coast artillery, Battery Parrot. before transferred to the 268th.

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Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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My father-in-law Cpl. David E. Ferguson, G Co. 334th INF 84th Div. early in training. His buddy may have been a man named Rabinowitz of whom he often spoke of. He later became Platoon Sgt before shipping overseas. Was wounded and evac'd stateside sometime after Battle of the Bulge and unit began ops in Germany.

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It's possible that my uncle, a combat medic with the 84th Division, "Railsplitters" ('Lincoln's Own' because one of its units had been commanded by Abe Lincoln), at the Battle of the Bulge, attended to your father-in-law. The fighting was savage; the Germans used the white circle with the red cross on the American medics' helmets as bulls-eyes. Consequently, the medics stopped wearing their distinctive helmets and armbands and started packing .45s for self defense.

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