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The Jim Gastineau Collection

On this page, you'll find images contributed by Jim Gastineau, a former member of C 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.

JAMES GASTINEAU


James Gastineau


A formal portrait of Jim in his uniform.

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Photo reprinted courtesy Jim Gastineau, C Battery.

BATTALION MOTIVE POWER


Battalion Motive Power


Jim poses with C Battery's Truck No. 19.

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Photo reprinted courtesy Jim Gastineau, C Battery.

JIM AND THE BOYS


Jim and the Boys


Jim (second from right) and some of his battery mates.

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Photo reprinted courtesy Jim Gastineau, C Battery.

CAMP RATTLE


Camp Rattle, 1945


Camp Rattle, Unter Biberg, Germany, 1945. Jim's caption reads: "This is a picture of camp we are living in now. My room is not showing ... all of building is not in picture." More images of Camp Rattle can be found in the Camp Rattle Photo Gallery. A history of the Luftwaffe airdrome that came to be known as Camp Rattle is also available.


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Photo reprinted courtesy Jim Gastineau, C Battery.

DOWNTOWN MUNICH


Downtown Munich


Downtown Munich, 1945, with the S-Bahn tracks clearly visible on the street. Jim's caption: "This was taken by (T-4 Martin) Kelp while I was driving through Munich."


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Photo reprinted courtesy Jim Gastineau, C Battery.

ROAD TO STUTTGART


Road to Stuttgart


Jim snapped this shot heading north to Stuttgart, probably on the Munich-Stuttgart leg of the autobahn.


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Photo reprinted courtesy Jim Gastineau, C Battery.

CABLE CAR TO THE ALPS


Touring the Alps


During the 225th's many sojourns to Bavaria, they saw much of the Alps from the windows of cable cars. This may be a shot of a car on its way up to the Zugspitze.


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Photo reprinted courtesy Jim Gastineau, C Battery.

TUNE UP TIME


Tune Up Time


Jim (perched on fender with jerry can and funnel) and two buddies checking the radiator on one of the 225th's trucks.


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Photo reprinted courtesy Jim Gastineau, C Battery.

SITTING BULL


"Sitting Bull"


A prime example of German beef, somewhere in Bavaria, 1945.


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Photo reprinted courtesy Jim Gastineau, C Battery.

MOBILE SUPPLY STORE


Mobile Supply Store


Jack Burris (facing camera) and Arlie Heier take stock of supplies in the back of a searchlight trailer in the vicinity of Camp Rattle, 1945.


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Photo reprinted courtesy Jim Gastineau, C Battery.

LEISURE TIME


Leisure Time


C Battery members take it easy in the woodland park near Camp Rattle, 1945.


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Photo reprinted courtesy Jim Gastineau, C Battery.

C BATTERY MATES


C Battery Mates


A group of C Battery mates in the vicinity of Camp Rattle, 1945.


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Photo reprinted courtesy Jim Gastineau, C Battery.

SCR 268 RADAR IN THE FIELD


SCR-268 Radar in the Field


An SCR-268 radar somewhere in Belgium or France, Winter 1944. Jim's shot provides an exceptionally clear view of the 268's "bedspring antenna" array. A searchlight is just beneath the antenna at left.


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Photo reprinted courtesy Jim Gastineau, C Battery.


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