17th TCS Photo Album World War II




Sherman Strand and Quenten Riepe in front of the officer's quarters in Italy. Quenten seems to be having a bit of trouble holding his camera steady. (Photo courtesy of Mrs. Genevieve Hitchcock.)









According to Bob Bramble, 17th TCS Crew Chief, during World War II the American Red Cross visited the various bases in a converted truck or van and offered coffee and doughnuts for sale. The Red Cross called this mobile snack bar a clubmobile. If this picture is to be believed, some permanent installations were called "Clubmobiles" too. Here Lt. Jennings Lynch has purchased his "dose of doughnuts" for the day. The site is Ciampino, Italy. (Photo courtesy of Mrs. William A. "Genevieve" Hitchcock)


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