WWII Vets photos digitized

WWII Vets photos digitized

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    WWII Vets photos digitized

    Many interesting photos of military life in WWII, haven’t been through all of them but a fascinating look back in history.

    North Carolina native's World War II photos digitized

    WILSON, N.C. — The State Archives of North Carolina has honored Wilson native Guy Cox by digitizing more than 400 photographs the lensman took aboard the USS Bunker Hill from 1943-45 during World War II.

    Guy Offley Cox was well known in Wilson for his work with Raines & Cox Photographers and partner Charlie Raines. Collectively, the two men shot more than 40,000 portraits and other images document life in Wilson County.

    Cox's work as a Navy photographer and aerial reconnaissance photographer is the focus of the state archives' effort to preserve the Guy O. Cox papers, which are composed of correspondence, service records, photographic prints, negatives, training notebooks, flight logbooks, ship newsletters, newspaper clippings and artifacts associated with Cox's Navy career.

    Direct link to photos. https://www.flickr.com/photos/north-...57709065395916
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    Thanks for the links. I regret I never got a Navy flat hat. They discontinued them five months before I joined.
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    What an interesting period of his life it must have been. Too bad the NC Archives covered his photos.

    Great post. None of my dad's pictures are that sharp, but then he was a surveyor, not a photographer.
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    I have a few of my dad's photos digitized, but these are far lower resolution, so I may rescan them some day. These are all taken at Foggia, Italy.

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    Home, sweet home. You can barely see the 1911 in the shoulder holster under his left arm.

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    Lounging in a Jeep.

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    Foggia, Italy - winter 1944. This shows how severe the winter of '44 was (during the Battle of The Bulge). It was the most severe weather ever seen, and dad said the temperatures inside the B-17's at 25,000 feet was usually around -80 to -100 F. Foggia was usually tropical in climate being close to the Adriatic Sea.
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    What a treasure trove of history!

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    Thanks so much for posting these pics. Really enjoyed seeing them. First time I was ever in Wilson, NC was in 1969. Only recall two things about it. I like small towns.
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    Greatly enjoyed the links Gene. Also the OldChap's photos posted here. Thank you!

    Here are a couple from out of my dad's personal Navy photo album. This one was taken in June of 1945 on his Patrol Craft Escort while it was in at Pearl Harbor.

    At sea with a shipmate who is holding a pup they had aboard.
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    GREAT pics, thanks for sharing
    I'd swear that both my folks were in some of those shots.
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