PHOTOS



The Edward D. Edwards Collection

On this page, you'll find images contributed by Edward D. Edwards, a former member of Headquarters Battery. Technical note: If your browser supports JavaScript, you can view a larger version of each photo by clicking on the "Enlarge the Photo" button; otherwise, just click on the smaller image to load a larger one. Any former members who can add to the captions are invited to send information to the Webmaster.

P-38 THUMBNAIL


Spoils of War


Here's a picture of Ed Edwards holding a captured German Walther P-38.

11K JPEG (213 pixels wide by 370 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Edward D. Edwards, HQ Battery.

P-38 THUMBNAIL


A Closer Look


Here's a closeup of Edwards holding the captured German Walther.

11K JPEG (209 pixels wide by 373 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Edward D. Edwards, HQ Battery.

WATCHING THE SKIES


Watching the Skies


Edwards, at right, mans the radio as spotters watch the skies for approaching aircraft. To his right is a textbook machine-gun emplacement constructed of sandbags.

18K JPEG (450 pixels wide by 280 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Edward D. Edwards, HQ Battery.

SCR-268 AND LIGHT


Radar and Searchlight Section


A common winter scene in 1944-45: an SCR-268 radar (with a 60-inch searchlight just beneath the left-hand antenna array) somewhere in Belgium.

14K JPEG (480 pixels wide by 306 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Edward D. Edwards, HQ Battery.

XMAS, 1944


Christmas, 1944


Edwards poses with a Christmas tree. Can anyone identify
the pinup tacked on the wall behind him?

12K JPEG (212 pixels wide by 372 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Edward D. Edwards, HQ Battery.

TWO MEN WITH LIGHT


Searchlight Crew


Two unidentified members of the 225th pose with a light (the circular device in the center of the rear panel contains the General Electric logo).

8K JPEG (301 pixels wide by 207 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Edward D. Edwards, HQ Battery.

POLISHING THE LENS (3K)


Polishing the Lens


A searchlight section member polishes the lens of his light.
The structure in the background may indicate that this shot
was taken on the edge of an airfield (any idea which one?).

7K JPEG (297 pixels wide by 218 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Edward D. Edwards, HQ Battery.

ED WITH LIGHT (3K)


In the Motor Pool


Ed next to a searchlight and generator in the motor pool.

11K JPEG (245 pixels wide by 301 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Edward D. Edwards, HQ Battery.

ED WITH DOG (5K)


Ed's Best Friend


Ed and a friend, in front of HQ Battery's lodgings,
probably Summer 1945, Unter Biberg, Germany.

15K JPEG (228 pixels wide by 369 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Edward D. Edwards, HQ Battery.

ED AND A PAL (4K)


Ed and a Pal


Ed and a pal (any guesses on who he is?);
Ed's jeep is fitted with a removable canvas top.

13K JPEG (229 pixels wide by 400 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Edward D. Edwards, HQ Battery.

A BUDDY (4K)


Just A Buddy


One of Ed's buddies (any idea who he is?).
The photo provides a nice view of GI leggings as worn in the field.

14K JPEG (241 pixels wide by 355 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Edward D. Edwards, HQ Battery.

SITTING (4K)


Metz


Ed sits in a courtyard in what may be Metz,
France, sometime in 1944-45.

17K JPEG (321 pixels wide by 358 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Edward D. Edwards, HQ Battery.


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