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#1 dualresponse1731 ONLINE  

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Posted August 04, 2016 - 07:31 PM

Found this today on another website. Many high quality pics, many I have never seen.

Humbling and amazing.

 

http://www.theatlant...hoto/pages/ww2/


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Posted August 04, 2016 - 08:02 PM

Interesting, two pics of my fathers' boats at Normandy. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 04, 2016 - 08:03 PM

Please tell more!



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Posted August 04, 2016 - 08:16 PM

Dad was a CPO on the USS Samuel Chase, APA 26. He was in 7 landings in the ETO. Normandy was the worst. There were ships as far as you could see. There were so many bodies in the water that they looked like you could use them as stepping stones between ships.

 

There were several combat cameramen on the Chase including the only one that had color film on D-DAY. Any of the landing craft with identification numbers PA26- ? were from the Chase. There is a picture looking down the ramp of one Higgans and another that shows a Higgans running near the photographer.

 

The only surviving pic, of my old man, on the ship was him repairing a Higgans boat that had a bunch of holes in it. The Chase was large so, they got straffed often. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 04, 2016 - 08:28 PM

Thank you for sharing. Fascinating. Do you mean this picture?

 

Would you mind if I shared your story with the person/site who gave me the address to these pictures?

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Posted August 05, 2016 - 05:06 AM

Amazing pictures.
Stumbled on this PowerPoint series a while ago. Look to be geared for HS kids, but some interesting pictures and figures.
Not professionally done, but somewhere out there is a teacher teaching.
https://www.slidesha...nt-presentation

In the first series of slides is a link to a German Parade on YouTube.
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Posted August 05, 2016 - 07:35 AM

Thank you for sharing. Fascinating. Do you mean this picture?

 

Would you mind if I shared your story with the person/site who gave me the address to these pictures?

Yes, look at the hull number and it looks like it says PA26-15. In the 60s when we watched tv shows about Normandy, Dad would point out his boats. As the carpentry Chief he was responsible for their hulls(they were wood). I believe the stepping stone comment was my dads' own words. Go ahead and use it. The info about the cameramen was from the website for the USS Samuel Chase where I learned alot about the ship and its missions. Dads' stories were just for his personal experiences and were usually to make a point of emphasis with me. ie: Never wear jewelry at work or in a combat zone. They were ashore in North Africa, getting supplies. A bunch of them were riding in the back of a duce and a half. A kraut plane attacked them. They all unassed from the back of the truck to get into a ditch. One guy, wearing a ring , got the ring caught as he was jumping from the truck. It pulled his finger off. The Doctors on the ship worked on him but he got an infection and died, because of that ring. I still don't wear jewelry. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 05, 2016 - 07:57 PM

Thanks again. Out of curiosity, do you know how many landing craft vessels such as the Samuel Chase could hold?



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Posted August 05, 2016 - 08:10 PM

Oh never mind, I found this! 

https://en.wikipedia..._Chase_(APA-26)


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