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Featured on the LIFE Magazine Website

We are very proud to announce that LIFE Magazine has posted a feature about Dale Rooks on it’s website. To view the full posting, along with many never before seen photographs, please click the link below: Rare Photos From the Allied Invasion … Continue reading

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Dale Rooks Website

I greatly apologize for the lack of updates to this site recently. Some very interesting things have happened because of this site, and I wanted to share a new project that I have been involved in. In Spring of 2013, … Continue reading

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One Year Ago

One year ago today, my grandfather John Baker passed away at the age of 94. He was telling stories about his time in the US Coast Guard until the very end of his life. I hope all the readers of … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day

Sorry for the short hiatus from posting. My wife and I just welcomed our first child into the world. Alec Marc Randazzo was born on 5/22/11 at 2:08pm. We found out that he would be coming into this world only … Continue reading

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April 1943 – Coast Guard rescues men from destroyed Nazi U-Boat

This next photograph from the John Baker’s Warbook is the only one that I have found reproduced anywhere else as it is officially USCG photo 1591. This  The photo is of Nazi soldiers being helped aboard a Coast Guard cutter … 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 – 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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