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During World War II, when ships or planes communicated with each other on HF radios, they used codenames rather than the ship's actual name. For example, scrambling fighters of Carrier Air Group 12 from the USS Randolph by the carrier in charge of air defense, USS Hornet. The transmissions were immediate. The air group and carriers would never… (Show more)
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Click to view contentMy father was an interpreter/driver for the 54th Ordnance, then the 52nd Air Disarmament Squadron, all under 7th Army. This picture was taken in Augsburg shortly after its capture (May '45). The hood markings appear to be 7A CAPA???. Seventh Army, what else?  Also, where was 7th Army HQ situated in France and Germany? It was in shortly in… (Show more)
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Click to view contentI am looking to identify the meaning of some WWII medals and ribbons.  Any insight would be useful. Additionally, I would love any information on the 173rd Quartermaster Salvage Collecting Company. Thank you
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I am interested in American tank design. I want to see how American Armor has progressed throughout the years.
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Hello, My father was a Marine during WWII in the Pacific from 1943-1945 . He mentioned coming home on the USS Franklin with fellow Marines from Okinawa. She limped back home at 30 degrees surviving once again! I am looking for information on that voyage home as I am trying to do rebuild his service history and his time spent in Pacific Theater .… (Show more)
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I dug up a Civil War belt buckle a few years ago. There is a benchmark number on the back. Did the military keep track of the soldier it was issued to?
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In his personnel file, my grandfather was listed as an Operations Officer from Mid 1968 - Mid 1969 (Operations and Training Officer and later Supply Staff Officer) for CTZ IV within the Command and Control Division (J3-08) of MACV. I'm interested in what exactly these roles would entail as they pertain to the conflict in Vietnam. Thanks      
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Click to view contentThis is my half-brother's grandmother and we think one of his uncles.  I'm trying to pin down the date and the branch of service to help in identifying him. Someone thought this was an Army Air Corps uniform, with a rank of Staff Sergeant, possibly WWII, but wasn't 100% sure.  The WWII date doesn't align with other photos taken at the same time… (Show more)
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Click to view contentI have this photo in a box of family photos.  It has nothing written on the back.  Is anyone familiar with the military uniform / boots to help determine the approximate year it was taken?
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Click to view contentHi, During a walk I discovered a landing craft in the UK going by the designation PA26-25. Some research led me to discover it, assuming the numbers are correct,  was assigned to the USS Samuel Chase. Reading the Narrative Report of Operations 6/6-7/44 it mentions that only 20 of the landing craft were required, rather than 35 by embarkation… (Show more)
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