The Lawrence P. Belmont Collection

On this page, you'll find images contributed by Lawrence P. Belmont, a former member of A Battery. Any former members who can add to the captions are invited to send information to the Webmaster.

Enlisted men of A Battery on bivouac in the swamps near Burgaw, North Carolina, July 1943. Such training was designed to get the men ready for duty in the Pacific Theatre, but it was their destiny to serve in the ETO instead. Pictured kneeling (left to right) are Jim Convey (deceased), John Maher (deceased; click on his name to visit his photo gallery), and George Kenny (deceased). Pictured standing (left to right) are Patrick V. Geehan (Bronx, NY), Julius Markel (Bronx, NY), Lawrence P. Belmont (holding paper and pointing, currently residing in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY), unknown (behind table), Joe L. Simone (a barber from Maspeth, NY), unknown (wearing hat), and Francis J. Caputo (hand on hip next to tree, from Fort Edwards, NY).

Lawrence P. Belmont in the barracks area at Camp Davis, 1943.

Lawrence P. Belmont (left) with Brooklyn battery-mate James Ryan atop an SCR-268 gun-laying radar set at Munich, Germany, August 1, 1945.

Lawrence with full pockets ("I used to carry everything in my pockets") at Munich, Germany, July 1945.

Lawrence at the former Nazi recreation area on the shores of the Cheimsee, July 1945. Note the tour boat partially visible at left.

Lawrence with a truck at a quarry near the airfield at Etain, France ("that place was a real mud-hole when it rained"), late 1944. View a larger version.


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