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Postby pjones » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:53 am

in my clinic i have a number of ww2 vets and down to the last one they are outstanding people. this is a picture a patient of mine was kind enough to let me copy. he would have it no other way than for me to take his photo album home. i couldn't believe he would entrust such a treasure to me. i was so worried something would happen to his album it was a relief to put it back in his hands. with his permission i thought i would share them as well.
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Re: a ww2 vets pictures

Postby Steve Webb » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:34 pm

That picture is in the South any idea where?
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Re: a ww2 vets pictures

Postby pjones » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:51 pm

Steve,
i do not know where the picture was taken. agree it does look like it was taken in south. this vet served in the pacific. could it be from there?
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Re: a ww2 vets pictures

Postby Steve Webb » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:42 pm

No I doubt it. It could be Florida, Georgia, Louisiana or South Carolina. My guess would be Florida or Georgia. If you know what outfit he was in then it could be fairly easy to get the location.
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Re: a ww2 vets pictures

Postby pjones » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:09 pm

here's another picture that might help.

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Re: a ww2 vets pictures...additional pictures

Postby pjones » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:55 pm

here is another of his pictures. anyone have any ideas where this photo may have been taken?
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Re: a ww2 vets pictures...additional pictures

Postby Steve Webb » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:43 pm

That last doesn't look like USA. I would say Phillipines based on sign in English
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Re: a ww2 vets pictures...additional pictures

Postby Steve Webb » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:55 pm

That is Bilibid prison in the Philipines. Watch the film and you will see that gate.

http://www.angelfire.com/nm/bcmfofnm/hi ... rated.html

The prison was liberated on Feb-4-1944 by the 148th infantry regiment that was part of the 37th infantry division that was an Ohio national guard unit activated in 1940. Made up of Ohio and Michigan men. Do you know where he was from?
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Re: a ww2 vets pictures...additional pictures

Postby Steve Webb » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:16 pm

Here is their history, those first pics were either in Misssissippi or Louisiana. They were in the thick of it.

http://www.ranger95.com/divisions/37th_ ... st_ww2.htm

I left out that Mississippi and Alabama are between Georgia and Louisiana didn't I?
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Re: a ww2 vets pictures...additional pictures

Postby pjones » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:39 pm

steve,
thanks for the information. great stuff. i haven't seen him in a while but i will try to get some more information next time i see him.
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Re: a ww2 vets pictures...additional pictures

Postby pjones » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:47 pm

here's another one

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Re: a ww2 vets pictures...additional pictures

Postby Joe Hinson » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:26 pm

What is mounted on the side of the Shermans????
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Re: a ww2 vets pictures...additional pictures

Postby Gary C » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:14 am

Hi Joe,

Mate it might be spare track for extra protection.

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Re: a ww2 vets pictures...additional pictures

Postby pjones » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:29 pm

any ideas where this might have been?

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Re: a ww2 vets pictures...additional pictures

Postby Steve Webb » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:45 pm

They were all over the Pacific if he was in the 148th. At least 6 Islands by my read of the history. I think the tank pics were probably outside Manila but the landing pics could be any Island they went to.
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