Sailor reading in his bunk aboard the USS Capelin at a submarine base in New London, Connecticut in August 1943.
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Two African American sailors standing in front of the USS Mason at the Boston Navy Yard in 1944. The USS Mason (DE-529) was commissioned on March 20, 1944, with a crew of 150 African-American enlisted men and six officers. The vessel was part of the Evarts-class destroyer escort, with the responsibility of providing protection for other naval vessels […]
M29 Weasels, with their wide tracks, made it easier for medics transporting wounded men back from front lines over snow-covered and rough terrain. Here medical personnel of the 307th Airborne Medical Company use a M29 Weasel to evacuate wounded comrades from the Bulge as Airborne troops moved to take Herresbach, Belgium on January 29, 1945.
Yesterday, William Bean’s letter to his mother was posted. Today, here are five Christmas postcards he sent home in 1918. All five have the words “Merry Xmas to All. Will.” In 1918, Bean was serving as a military policeman with the 59th Artillery. In a letter to his mother, he tells her of his plans to […]