The Collective Picture

Vintage Photography Redefined

admin On April - 17 - 2009
There is a tone of archival images out there, stocked away in library basements. Luckily with the digitization of photos becoming more common libraries and government organizations are taking it upon themselves to make digital archives of these pictures.  This is just a few images that I found of the military personal involved in WWII. I especially like the one below that shows the many different images of personal on a navy vessel. There is also some interesting moments in history captured in these images that is important to note, such as the role race played in the military, which can be noted in the African-American air born division and the Chinese Canadian divisions that are pictured bellow.
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Chinese-Canadian soldiers from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, who served with the South East Asia Command (SEAC), awaiting repatriation to Canada, No.1 Repatriation Depot (Canadian Army Miscellaneous Units), Tweedsmuir Camp, Thursley, England, 27 November 1945

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crew of the Internal Combustion Repair Ship Cebu (ARG-6) circa 1944-1945

On January 16, 1941, the War Department announced the formation of the 99th Pursuit Squadron, an all African-American unit. The 99th Fighter Squadron went to North Africa in April 1943 and flew its first combat mission against the island of Pantelleria on June 2, 1943.

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The crew of the B-17 “Memphis Belle” was the first to complete a combat tour. Between November 7, 1942, and May 17, 1943, the crew flew missions ranging from 4 to almost 10 hours in duration

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Training at Camp Carson, Co. 1943

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