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On Break
508ers stretch in summer sunshine while awaiting the call to mount up in these three "deuce and a half's" (2 1/2 ton trucks). Specific location unknown.
(photo courtesy Larry Evans)

[l-r] Harry Evans
and unidentified friend stand in front of pyramid tents that gave Wollaton's "Tent City" it's name.

Hq 1st Leg Show
[l-r] Garfield Wilkinson, Art Jacoby, unknown, Mary Teahan and unknown seem to be displaying their legs.  Note one man is barefoot but has his trench knife anyway.
 (courtesy Rex Combs collection)

All Smiles
back: [l-r] Lts William Gyami, Fred Layman, Robert Havens;
front: Lts George Lamm, John Foley, Hank Lefebvre.  All were in Co  A. Gyami and Layman both joined the company on 24 July 44 after transferring from 82nd A/B Div, Leicester, England. 
(courtesy Rex Combs  collection)

Preparing For Inspection
seems to describe the activity here as one 508er arranges items, including a machine gun, in front of his "Pup Tent" while other men can be seen to the left and rear.
Pup Tents were actually two shelter halves and each man carried one of the halves.  They were designed in such a way that any two halves could be joined to fashion this small shelter that would be used in the field.

[l-r] T/4 Gilbert Cottrell, T/4 Elek Hartman, Pfc Jesse Womble, Pfc Robert Crouch
   Crouch was KIA in Normandy on 14 June 1944 while Womble was killed in Belgium on 11 Jan 1945.

(courtesy Carl Smith collection)

Lacking Dress Code
Hq Hq group couldn't agree on what to wear;
[l-r, rear] Fred Robbins, Jody Lander, Robert Ellis
[front] James Cureton, Marney Tillery, Mayo Heath, Dick Stedman, Fernando Rodriquez, Worster Morgan
[courtesy of Jody Lander]

T/4 Elek Hartman
(Co B)
was wounded in Holland and Belgium

(courtesy Carl Smith collection)

Pvt James D. Rankin
(Hq Hq) was an S-2 (Intelligence) man

Lt Carl Smith
lives up to the "shiny boots" reputation as he poses just prior to D-Day jump.

(courtesy Carl Smith collection)

Power Tower
Tom Porcella (bottom left) helps shore up a pyramid.  Others are unidentified.

Pvt Jafet Alfonso
(Co B) a Cuban native, was awarded the Bronze Star medal.  MIA in Holland he is listed on the Tablets of the Missing in Margraten.

(courtesy Carl Smith collection)

[l-r] John M. Welch and Elmer T. Bryant
both of Co B, fared diverse D-Day outcomes.
   Bryant was KIA while Welsh was taken prisoner
[courtesy Carl Smith collection)

Company E Guys
   Pvts Jackson M. Floyd, Joseph L. Lobos and Edward C. Jablonski outside their pyramid tent.
   All three survived the war.


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