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Re: Jerry Cans/Petroleum-Oils-Lubricants

Postby gerrykan » Sun May 01, 2011 3:07 pm

Note the jerrycan in the foreground. :)

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Master Caption wrote:"Boomtown" A Marine Corps air base in the South Pacific is regarded as a model base, and to some Marines who have not been there, as unbelievable. Other Marines seeing it for the first time think it is a mirage. "Boomtown" features hamburger stands, steam laundries, running water, screened in portable living quarters of mahogany, a mess hall of mahogany, and even the Good Humor man - - - all within range of Japanese bombers.
Most of the credit belongs to Colonel Raymond S. Hopper, of 150 W. Avenue, Coronado, Calif.,who went to the South Pacific equipped with the laundry machines, and even a portable sawmill. Colonel Hopper joined the Marines in 1926 after graduating from Mississippi State University.
Even the Japs would not recognize the island they held a few months ago, and Colonel Hopper's ideas have paid dividends as the morale of the personnel on the island is unsurpassed.

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Re: Jerry Cans/Petroleum-Oils-Lubricants

Postby gerrykan » Sun May 01, 2011 3:39 pm

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Re: Jerry Cans/Petroleum-Oils-Lubricants

Postby REG » Sat May 07, 2011 1:54 pm

Invasion Of Normandy
US Gen. George Marshall washing his face as Army Air Corps. Gen. Henry H. "Hap" Arnold (behind soldier w. water can) washes his hands in basin during visit of top US brass to the Normandy beachhead areas after successful Allied D-Day invasion.


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Re: Jerry Cans/Petroleum-Oils-Lubricants

Postby gerrykan » Wed May 18, 2011 6:59 pm

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Adak, Aleutians
Date taken: December 1943
Photographer: Dmitri Kessel

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Re: Jerry Cans/Petroleum-Oils-Lubricants

Postby Luis » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:03 am

Oil drums being stored on a US military base abroad.
Location: Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
Date taken: December 1957
Photographer: John Dominis

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Re: Jerry Cans/Petroleum-Oils-Lubricants

Postby Escort » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:18 am

Saipan Northern Mariana Islands 1945
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Re: Jerry Cans/Petroleum-Oils-Lubricants

Postby gerrykan » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:44 am

Thanks Tibor!
Some good rear views of the Holden ambulances in that film also. :D

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Re: Jerry Cans/Petroleum-Oils-Lubricants

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Re: Jerry Cans/Petroleum-Oils-Lubricants

Postby Luis » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:47 pm

American servicemen loading large landing craft, part of the D-Day invasion preparations.
Location: United Kingdom
Date taken: June 1944
Photographer: David E. Scherman

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Empty Jerricans?? :roll:
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Re: Jerry Cans/Petroleum-Oils-Lubricants

Postby REG » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:39 am

Elisofon, Eliot
Date taken: 1943
Photographer: Eliot Elisofon
Size: 1280 x 850 pixels (17.8 x 11.8 inches)


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Re: Jerry Cans/Petroleum-Oils-Lubricants

Postby Gary C » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:56 am

Hi Luis,

Mate they look like water cans.

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Re: Jerry Cans/Petroleum-Oils-Lubricants

Postby Luis » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:30 pm

Ok Gary! Thanks! :wink:

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