War & Conflicts Discussions => World War II pictures/postcards/maps => Topic started by: Alan65 on 21 June 2009, 22:50:58



Title: US Paratroopers
Post by: Alan65 on 21 June 2009, 22:50:58
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x241/Alanp_photo/WWII/USparatroopers1942.jpg)
This postcard dates from 1942 and although its purpose is mostly to boost morale by showing postive images of US troop training, it does provide us with information in some of the equipment and techniques of early war US training.  It says "Official US Navy Photographs" in the lower left corner.


Title: Re: US Paratroopers
Post by: Alan65 on 23 August 2009, 18:04:24
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x241/Alanp_photo/WWII/USparatrooptraining1941curteichline.jpg)
Packing parachutes at the air field in San Antonio Texas on a 1941 postcard. 
This may well be for pilots, not actual paratroopers (don't think the US had a paratrooper unit in 1941) but since it shows parachute equipment, I thought I'd post it here.


Title: Re: US Paratroopers
Post by: Solideo on 15 September 2009, 23:21:54
One of this is Ryan. Normandy period...Joking

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/4638/normandyusab.jpg) (http://img179.imageshack.us/i/normandyusab.jpg/)


Title: Re: US Paratroopers
Post by: Alan65 on 27 September 2009, 22:39:52
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x241/Alanp_photo/WWII/USpropagandahumorparatrooper.jpg)
WWII postcard of a paratrooper but in a humorous light.  The jumper is covered in birds but doesn't have a hunting license. 


Title: Re: US Paratroopers
Post by: Alan65 on 31 October 2009, 18:08:19
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x241/Alanp_photo/WWII/USparatroopertraining1943.jpg)
US paratrooper on 1943 postcard mailed from Camp Davis, North Carolina.  This is a bit ironic as Camp Davis was the premiere Antiaircraft Artillery Training Center in the US.  The postcard is from the 'Army Airplane Series' of postcards which showed various aspects of life in the Army Air Corp (precursor to the US Air Force) but the soldier who mailed this card would never be shooting at paratroopers nor jumping from a plane.