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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Dear Folks: 1943

Dear Folks: 1943

July 1943. "Greenville, South Carolina. Air Service Command. Writing a letter home." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Delano was a genius

with light, his work always jumps right off the page. What an awesome photo.

Sergeants Suite

I remember the small rooms near the entrance or the staircase in those WW2 era Barracks. They were for the Cadre′, the training staff. There were usually 2 of these, one was occupied by the Senior NCO and the 2nd usually shared by another Sgt and/or a Corporal. The rest of us slept in single bedded, double decked camaraderie in what could lightly be called a Dormitory.

 
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