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This is the passport photo of my father in 1939. He was traveling to the US to attend MIT. He had to do a year's prep school, at Chauncey Hall in Boston, and entered MIT in the fall of 1940. He attended MIT until he traveled to Canada to join the Canadian Army in August 1942. He was in the Canadian Army, serving in Italy, France, Holland, and Germany until 1945 when he returned to MIT, graduating in June 1947. View full size.