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1944 – USS Duane Escorting USS Franklin Aircraft Carrier

In this image, the USS Franklin can be seen from aboard the USS Duane. According to a site dedicated to the USS Franklin, the ship spent a majority of its time in World War II in the Pacific. The ship … Continue reading

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August 1944 – USS Duane at port in Naples, Italy

This photograph is of the USS Duane and it’s crew in Naples, Italy. According to the official USCG history, the ship was docked in Naples approximately six different times between May 1944 and August 1944. The longest stay being from July 30th … Continue reading

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April 1944 – Easter sunrise service aboard the USS Duane

This photograph was taken Easter Sunday, April 9th, 1944 aboard the USS Duane. If you look closely, you will see a cross at the bow of the boat, behind a chaplain reading from a bible. I find this photograph particularly beautiful, with … Continue reading

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December 1943 – USS Duane at Port in Trinidad

This is a photograph of the USS Duane at port in Trinidad. According to the official ship history, the USS Duane was docked there twice. The first visit was between December 10-17, 1944  and the second being from December 25-30. … Continue reading

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September 1944 – Soldier gets “bunny ears” from French woman

In this photograph, we have an unidentified soldier getting “bunny ears” from a French woman. Judging by her attire and the attire of the woman sitting down, it may be safe to say that this was taken at a brothel. … Continue reading

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August 1944 – Army GIs in Jeep in Southern France

This photograph is of two unknown Army GIs in Southern France. Based on the large road sign, we can assume that the location of this photo is 15 kilometers from Sainte Maxime. In the right hand side of the photo, … Continue reading

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August 1944 – Jeeps with Army GIs going to front lines

According to notes in the Warbook, the subjects of this photo are Army GIs going to the front lines via Jeep in Southern France. Based on other images that are very close to this one, the photographer is believed to … Continue reading

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August 1944 – Ph. M. Baker and shipmate in Southern France

In this photograph, Jack Baker can be seen posing with what is likely one of his fellow shipmates. This is because P.M and U.S.C.G can be seen on the fellows helmet. Based on the road sign, it is likely that … Continue reading

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September 1944 – Ph. M. Baker treating wounded German captive

In this image, Jack Baker can be seen treating a captured German soldier. It is believed that this image was taken in Southern France – possibly near Baie de Cavalaire. Although the exact date isn’t known, it is likely that the … Continue reading

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September 1944 – German prisoners of war

The exact date of this photo is unknown. However, based on history of the USS Duane, the ship was in Baie de Cavalaire, France, from August 15, 1944 to September 10, 1944. No other information is known about the men in … Continue reading

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