A Soldier's Photo Album

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  1. Njaco

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    An aunt of a good friend of mine passed away recently at the age of 91. Her uncle who served in WWII is unable to care for himself so he is going to be going into a home soon. My friend has been going through their things trying to get stuff together and clean the house out for the move. In the course of all this she has been coming across memorabilia from her uncle's time in the service. She loaned his photo album which I scanned a few pics and have posted them here.

    If anybody recognizes anything from these pics, please let me know. My friend would love to know where these places are and what her uncle was doing during the war. She said he has mentioned that he was in 3 "D-Day" attacks which I think he means he was involved in 3 assaults like Normandy, Husky, etc. He stated he was in the 66th Ordinance which I'm trying to verify. Any help would be cool.

    First up are pics of Camp Life.

    War001.jpg War002.jpg War003.jpg War005.jpg War006.jpg War007.jpg War008.jpg War014.jpg War031.jpg War033.jpg War041.jpg War0042.jpg War043.jpg War051.jpg War052.jpg
     
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    Pics of machines and equipment....

    War001.jpg War010.jpg War011.jpg War012.jpg War019.jpg War023.jpg War024.jpg War030.jpg War032.jpg War046a.jpg War047.jpg War049.jpg
     
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    I think these are pics of Nuremburg....

    War055.jpg War057.jpg War063.jpg
     
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    Destruction.....

    War043.jpg War044.jpg War045.jpg War058.jpg War059.jpg War060.jpg War061.jpg War067.jpg
     
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    Sight-Seeing.....

    War001.jpg War002.jpg War003.jpg War007.jpg War008.jpg War009.jpg War015.jpg War016.jpg War017.jpg War018.jpg War019.jpg War020.jpg War021.jpg War022.jpg War023.jpg War024.jpg War025.jpg War026.jpg War029.jpg War034.jpg War038.jpg War039.jpg War040.jpg War053.jpg War054.jpg War056.jpg War062.jpg War064.jpg War065.jpg War068.jpg War072.jpg War073.jpg
     
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    Good stuff Chris! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Great picts!
     
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    Great stuff. Any more of the Ju88G? I think the guys over at LEMB would be happy to see them. Mind if I ask about these over there? By he way, I've reveresed the one that's backwards:

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    #9 Njaco, Jan 20, 2013
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    Yup, I noticed that after I scanned. The original photo is flipped for some reason. I was trying to read the Werk Number when I realized it. This is just a cropped copy for the forum. I still have the original scanned at 3500 px width.

    I think the tail pics are from a He 177.

    Oh, go ahead and ask!
     
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    Great pics Chris, thanks for posting!

    Agree with Andy - Ju 88G I reckon (definitely not an He 177 anyway - tail too tall and narrow, and full length rudder with no tail gun position)
     
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    Definitely a Ju88G...excellent pics Chris.
     
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    A agree guys. I was looking at them again last night and, yup its an '88.
     
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    Below the picture of the Eiffel Tower is a picture of Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome. It is shown again a few more pictures down. It is the circular building to the left of the bridge (in the picture).

    Castel Sant'Angelo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant'Angelo (English: Castle of the Holy Angel), is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum.
     
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    Alright!! Slowly but surely I'm getting all the places. Been posting on Facebook with the pics.
     
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    I am going to meet with the uncle for lunch tomorrow!! Try to get some answers to the questions!
     
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    Well, we have the Coliseum, Vatican and Campy Lucky nailed down over at FB...

    The website that has GREAT information about the "Cigarette Camps" in the Le Havre area is found here: The Cigarette Camps: U. S. Army Camps in the Le Havre Area -- Introduction

    That also looks like one of the K5e rail cannons used in Italy, hard to say if it was Leopold (Anzio Annie) or Robert (Anzio Express)
     
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    Well, there's obviously Paris as well.
     
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    I thought it was 'Vegas... :)
     
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