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.
Leading up to the holiday season, I’m highlighting gift ideas for the history buff on your list! Band of Brothers / The Pacific (Special Edition Gift Set): Amazon “To Hell with Hitler” mug: The National WWII Museum WWII US Navy ships and submarines silk necktie / WWII bomber planes silk necktie: The National WWII Museum “Grow A […]
“Turkey & Trimmings” was filmed by the 9th Italy Combat Camera Unit. The clips show GIs unloading Thanksgiving rations from a truck and examining the frozen turkeys. A cook and WAC cook assistant baste and roast the turkeys and pour gravy into kettles. GIs are then shown getting the turkey and trimmings in the chow line and […]
A young entrepreneur selling his comic books for $.05 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Oak Ridge, in Eastern Tennessee, was the secret home of tens of thousands of workers and their families during World War II. Starting in 1942, the U.S. government began quietly acquiring more than 60,000 acres in Eastern Tennessee for the Manhattan Project – […]