When possible, the troops were housed in homes or municiple buildings. Here, John C. Gilmour prepares for the day in what looks to be a very nice room. Photo courtesy of Serge Lemaire.
John Gilmour poses with pipe. Photo courtesy of Serge Lemaire.
A bit difficult to see but John Gilmour is holding what looks to be a double barrel shootgun. He may have had the opportunity to shoot some wild game for a special meal. Photo courtesy of Serge Lemaire.
A quick snap of George Moreland on left with Murray Carson on right. Photo courtesy of Serge Lemaire.
The man on top of the truck is Howard Scaggs with Herman Kotels on left and Wally Florek on right. Serge Lemaire.
Shown is John Gilmour with his pipe on left, center is Kral and Howard Scaggs. Photo courtesy of Serge Lemaire.
Shown L to R is Sgt. Aceto, who was the section leader, with Herman Kotels, Jack Lim and Fred Wolf. Photo courtesy of Serge Lemaire.
A photo of radio sergeant Frank Lewis as he is caught stealing gas. Courtesy of Serge Lemaire.
The men receive a bit of relief from the Red Cross and their Clubmobile, which was designed to provide food, entertainment and a connection home. This particular Clubmobile was named "Buckeye" and was part of Group D and it's crew consisted of Evelyn Beard, Nancy Bastien and Katherine Heuisler. This information was provided by Rafael Fano, who has done considerable research into the Clubmobiles. Photo courtesy of Serge Lemaire.
As shown in the previous photo, the Red Cross Clubmobile played an important role in providing not only some of the men's basic needs like food but also entertainment and a connection to home, which improved their morale. The three ladies shown on the bottom right of the photo were the crew of the Clubmobile named "Buckeye" as shown in the previous photo. The ladies were Evelyn Beard, Nancy Bastien and Katherine Heuisler. In this particular phot, the ladies are interacting with members of the Red Army. Thank you to Rafael Fano for the photo and the information on the ladies.
The Reverand Scaggs poses with a German P38. Photo courtesy of Serge Lemaire.
Sergeant Wally Florek at the fuel depot. Photo courtesy of Serge Lemaire.
Sgt. Walter Florek on left with Howard Scaggs on right, take a moment for a photo. Courtesy of Serge Lemaire.
A small group shot, taken in Paris, on July 24, 1945. The men would have been on leave and it is probable that this group includes men from the 771st TD Bn as well as other units. A larger version on this image can be found on the 771st Unit Page. Photo courtesy of Serge Lemaire.
Taken at Pine Camp in New York state, where the 771st was stationed from July through September of 1942. Photo courtesy of Paul Sanders.
Another photo from Pine Camp, New York., which was a National Guard training facility, beginning in 1907. The facility was greatly expanded with the start of WWII, when an additional 75,000 acres were purchased to accommodate the expansion in 1941 & 1942. Photo courtesy of Paul Sanders.
Rows and rows of tents provide housing for the thousands of troops that would train at Pine Camp, New York. The 771st had its beginnings in National Guard artillery and anti-tank personnel. Photo courtesy of Paul Sanders.
T5 C. Paul Sanders is shown, standing second from left, with a group of men in Remes, France. Since the 771st is not identified as spending any time in France during the war, we assume these men may have been on leave after the war or possibly on their way home. Photo courtesy of Paul Sanders.
A photo of two friends posing for a photo. Courtesy of Paul Sanders.
C. Paul Sanders is shown on left, at the wheel of a Jeep. The other man is unknown but the photo is identified as being taken in Ostbevern, Germany. Courtesy of Paul Sanders.
Another photo of C. Paul Sanders with a Jeep, which was one of the vehicles he would have used to deliver messages between the various TD Companies. He regularly rode motorcycle and encountered enemy fire, which would ultimately earn him the Bronze Star Medal. Courtesy of Paul Sanders.
Throughout the war, as the 771st traveled from one location to another, they would take shelter in whatever facilities were available. Sleeping under a real roof, using public buildings and even private homes to house the soldiers was done whenever possible. In this photo, C. Paul Sanders is shown sitting in a room with what looks like a few personal items he would have carried with him, including a photo of his wife Alma. Courtesy of Paul Sanders.