a group of recruits arrives at Camp Blanding
jump... straddle .. jump...
Pvts Harry S. Higgins, Bruce E. Baker and William B. Goudy relax during
Higgins was KIA on 1 July 1944.
(courtesy of Lois Andrews)
My Aching Feet!
was an oft heard phrase as the recruits finished the day. "All we
did was run ... we ran everywhere we went!", recalls any veteran asked about
(drawing used with permission of artist Kate Salley
of Power as Physical Training Begins To Show
Andrew Loewi (2nd row, right} joins 5 buddies in some playful posing.
All others are currently unidentified
(courtesy Yoni Bleyfüsz)
F Adds A Row
[top] Fred Ryan
[row 2, l-r] Frank McKee, Miles Filer
[row 3, l-r] ?, ?, Bill Chestnut
[bottom, l-r] George Menter, Paul
Strawn, Herb Lokan, ?
(courtesy of Toni Barrella who saw it in an antique
shop, bought it and found us just to donate it!)
Gordon Wahto (r) and an unidentified Pfc pose in front of a stone
tower, possibly while on pass in the Jacksonville, FL area
poses in front of what is labeled as the "1st Bn. Supply" (see painted
notice on canvas siding)
(courtesy Robert C. Moss family)
Royal Taylor [r]
seen at Blanding's officer quarters, was one of the cadre members
sent to Blanding to ramp up the 508th. Man at left is
(courtesy Carl Smith collection)
Joseph L. Laky, Jr. with a smile on his face and a 45 lb. 82mm base
plate on his back takes to the field while in basic training at Camp
Joe parachuted into Normandy and Holland where he was KIA on Oct. 1,
1944 during a heavy artillery barrage on Voxhill (Fox Hill).
(courtesy Irv Shanley)