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  3. My buddy Dan is looking for this particular item of interest, so I'm helping him out with this one. Here goes. Thanks! vintage WWII British Mk IV Special T Mic respirator mask
  4. Walt's Daughter

    Unit Photo Names

    Simple solution - Simply type "257th" into the search box on the forum (upper right hand corner) and it will pull up a wealth of info. Same can be done on the main site. Happy hunting.
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  7. asicuranza

    Unit Photo Names

    It's really hard to get a good pic, but I've added it below. I've actually not see the information on this unit. Would the best method to be to search the forums?
  8. Walt's Daughter

    What the major is up to now

    How cool to follow your career for the last several years. Great to look back, isn't it?
  9. Walt's Daughter

    Unit Photo Names

    Nice! We have info on this unit too, on the main site and on the forum. I hope you were able to find the posts, etc. Can you post the actual photo? Thanks!
  10. These are wonderful photos from this unit. Precious history and I'm so appreciative of all your efforts. I know the family members of the men will be delighted to find these. Who knows, maybe we will wind up identifying many of the men and places. BTW, loved the photo of the trolley car with Join the Marines! LOL!
  11. We can post them within our Engineer Gallery too.
  12. Walt's Daughter

    John J. Kudla

    Happy to help!
  13. Walt's Daughter

    RESEARCH ASSISTANCE - PLEASE READ FIRST!!!!

    It's really a comprehensive compilation, isn't it?
  14. CaptO

    RESEARCH ASSISTANCE - PLEASE READ FIRST!!!!

    That's a pretty comprehensive list of insignia. I found the 540th and its battalions on 80, 103, and 123.
  15. asicuranza

    Unit Photo Names

    Hi everyone, My Grandfather had an old picture of this unit that we found after he passed. On the bottom of the picture are the names of the soldiers in the unit. Unfortunately, there's no date or mention of what unit this is. His discharge lists, "H & S Co. 257th Engr Combat Bn" as the last unit he was in. According to him, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, then was transferred to the infantry, then transferred to the combat engineers. I'm assuming it was taken after basic training, but cannot confirm. Maybe someone will recognize one of the names in here and have more context! -Anthony
  16. These are great! If you ever want to upload these as individual photos, Google has a pretty good app called "Photo Scan". I've used it a few times to upload old pics. It's nice to have a digital copy in case anything happens! Just thought I'd share. :)
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  18. henkgerrits

    John J. Kudla

    Hi Marion, Thank you for sending me the direct link. I wil send them a message in the hope that they have more information about John. Thanks and have a nice day!
  19. I am glad you enjoyed looking at them , I have more to put on.
  20. Walt's Daughter

    John J. Kudla

    And maybe a family member or friend will see this post and get in touch with you. That is my hope. We've had many pleasant surprises on this forum.
  21. Walt's Daughter

    John J. Kudla

    Yes, but that is NARA in Maryland, not St Louis. Here's the direct link. :-) https://www.archives.gov/college-park/researcher-info Your English is just fine. I can understand you without a problem. Glad you stopped by. I will see what I can find out too!
  22. Yes, these are great photos. Seems like with WWII you see a lot of the same photos over and over despite the volume of photos shot in the war. It's always good to see private photos because a) by their nature, haven't been seen by many and b) usually they are taken of things that may have seen "mundane" by the people who put together "Photos of World War II!!" books. It adds a visual dimension to the war you would otherwise not have.
  23. CaptO

    What the major is up to now

    I also forgot to mention I played with the Marine Band in Quantico, too!! This was August of last year. In Fredericksburg town square: And at the Marine Corps Museum
  24. CaptO

    What the major is up to now

    Wow, it's been a while since I've posted this! Since then, I've now been made the S-3 (operations officer) for the Battalion and will soon be running (in the operational sense, of course) the Marine Corps Marathon in DC. During that event, October 28th this year, the Marines from Quantico go up to Washington D.C. to provide most of the manpower to facilitate the race. We man water/Gatorade points, food stations, and the start and finish activities (such as giving medals to all finishers). This year, I get to be the operations officer for all of the Marines involved - yay. It's a lot of work and a SUPER early morning, but it's a good time and mostly a lot of fun - at least when you are at a water point of food station. the ops section will be locked in some building somewhere so I'm not sure how fun that will be. Lastly, other than running the marathon (once again, not in the jogging sense!) I'm running other events here in Quantico for the Battalion. We always want to get Marines out of the office to "Marine things" and this was one of those efforts. My portion starts at 1:30: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/623944/saved-rounds-episode-11
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