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Posted: 7/26/2009 8:42:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/26/2009 1:48:53 PM EST by capnrob97]
My Dad took tons of pictures during WWII. I brought home a big fat packet with 100s of pics in it.

I will sort through them and get them scanned into the computer.

Here are a few random ones I pulled out. I scanned a couple a little crooked, I will rescan those. He even wrote on the back of when and where these are taken.

June 1945, enroute to Kaufbeurn.



August 1945, Scheyern, Germany



May 1945, Hospital, Epinal, France



July, 1945 Aldrans Austria (My Dad is the one on the right)



June 1945, Enroute to Kaufbeurn



June 1945 Epinal, France Bridge Out



August 1945 Camp Dachau, Germany

Link Posted: 7/26/2009 8:54:01 AM EST
Cool!

More please.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 8:57:35 AM EST
I love these threads.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 8:58:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/26/2009 8:58:41 AM EST by Hendricks5150]
Cool stuff

Edit: I beat the cool story bro pics...
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 9:01:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hendricks5150:
Cool stuff

Edit: I beat the cool story bro pics...


Anybody posts that shit in a worthy thread like this should be shot.....or at least the ban hammer.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 9:06:44 AM EST
Very cool thread.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 9:07:03 AM EST
I like these original pictures, not the same ones you see played over and over on the history channel.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 9:11:36 AM EST
Couple more.

June 1945 Enroute to Depot. He then wrote "Allied Air Power"



March 1945 ObersuazBoch, France

Link Posted: 7/26/2009 9:16:19 AM EST
These are awesome, thanks for the pics!
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 9:16:38 AM EST
Awesome stuff. Tagging.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 9:20:58 AM EST
Awesome Cap!!! Thanks for posting
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 9:24:14 AM EST
Awesome pics!
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 9:51:30 AM EST
This one doesn't have anything written on the back.



June 1945, Mannemeim, Germany



August 1945 Scheyern, Germany



Reichsautoban



Scheyern, Germany

Link Posted: 7/26/2009 9:53:03 AM EST
Thanks capn.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 10:02:41 AM EST
cool.

do a high res scan and clean 'em up in PS/Gimp
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 10:04:49 AM EST
wow. sweet pics!
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 10:10:12 AM EST
Cool! Love the pic of the train.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 10:20:04 AM EST
Thanks for the pics!

This reminds me to get a hold of my Dad and have his slides of Vietnam copied onto a disk.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 10:40:50 AM EST
All these home made photos are the best

Link Posted: 7/26/2009 10:44:20 AM EST


Tiggety-tag!
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 10:45:16 AM EST
great stuff
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 12:11:46 PM EST
That's awesome! Thanks for sharing
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 1:46:54 PM EST
Enroute to Kaufbeurn.



These two had no description on the back.



Link Posted: 7/26/2009 2:25:48 PM EST




just seeing what we could do to help clean these up
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 2:27:28 PM EST



Cool! I have Photoshop Elements, I will try to clean some up too.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 2:32:23 PM EST


Red_5, if you wouldn't mind, could you clean up the train one?

Link Posted: 7/26/2009 2:36:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By capnrob97:


Red_5, if you wouldn't mind, could you clean up the train one?




I'll give it a go

btw, I don't mind doing this at all.. doing my part for history(~)
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 2:49:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/26/2009 2:50:36 PM EST by RED_5]




















eta: I just adjusted the colors and cropped 'em.. there's a few more things that could be accomplished with more time and a higher quality scan
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 2:51:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 3:12:13 PM EST
Cool. Thanks for sharing those.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 4:11:29 PM EST
Great pics, and thanks for sharing them!
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 4:13:39 PM EST
wow! VERY AWESOME PHOTOS, thanks for sharing with us.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 4:20:42 PM EST
Thanks Capn, keep them coming!
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 4:21:36 PM EST
I am sure I do not need to tell you this but make sure you take good care of those, and keep as much information as you can on the photos. When you pass them down there can be a written copy with all the information.

Thank you for sharing. I love seeing pictures like those.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 4:29:30 PM EST
Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing


Link Posted: 7/26/2009 4:30:27 PM EST
It always amazes me when seeing photos of WWII. That our boys could take a photo of the utter hell and destruction of war, yet on the same roll of film photograph the few moments of joy they had while making the best of it. God bless them all !!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 4:33:31 PM EST
Thanks for sharing. It is always cool to see pics like this. I like the point of view. He took pictures that were of interest to him.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 4:34:13 PM EST
Thanks for sharing. It is always cool to see pics like this. I like the point of view. He took pictures that were of interest to him.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 4:37:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/26/2009 4:39:06 PM EST by Hawken50]
Excellent!
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 4:39:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By Hawken50:
Are you the guy whose Dad took the Bougainville pic? (just a shot in the dark, since your pics are mostly from europe. Damn, i can't remember that guys screen name!)


this pic-

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u29/hawken50/ww2-141.jpg




No, that is a great pic!
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 4:42:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/26/2009 4:43:01 PM EST by ABNAK]
My FIL (84yo) has pics from Mathausen concentration camp when they liberated it. Old, turning-brown photographs with the scalloped edges. Bodies in stacks, then layed out with a white wooden marker on their chests before burial........

They didn't take SS prisoners.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 5:22:59 PM EST
Thanks for the pics!

I have a couple pics of one of my grandfathers in Lehti(spelling?), but literally nothing from the other one––he gathered up everything he'd sent home, including letters, and burned it after the war.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 2:34:49 PM EST
My brother just called, Dad is going into a hospice home tomorrow, in The Villages south of Ocala.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 2:38:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
My brother just called, Dad is going into a hospice home tomorrow, in The Villages south of Ocala.


Sorry to hear that. Thank you again for posting those pics!



Link Posted: 7/31/2009 2:56:16 PM EST
Excellent Pics, keep'm coming!
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:03:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
My brother just called, Dad is going into a hospice home tomorrow, in The Villages south of Ocala.


Wow, sorry to hear that.

Nice pics too, thanks for sharing!
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:12:11 PM EST
When you see the devastation is makes it easier to understand why much of Europe is pacifist in nature.

Thanks for sharing the pics.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:15:17 PM EST
Cool pics, thanks for sharing
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:18:06 PM EST
The greatest generation. Thanks for posting these.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 3:26:34 PM EST
Capnrob,
If its any consolation, mention to your Dad that we enjoyed his photos. Might make him feel a little better.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 4:32:35 PM EST
How can you not like these threads?
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