PHOTOS



The Elmer Knapp Collection

On this page, you'll find images contributed by Elmer Knapp, a former member of Battery C. 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.

C BATTERY OFFICERS (6K)


Battery C Officers


Battery C's officers pose for a group shot at an unknown
location. Too bad we can't read the sign behind the cooks at left.


27K JPEG (603 pixels wide by 323 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Elmer Knapp, C Battery.

SWIMMING HOLE (5K)


Swimming Hole


Diving off a railroad bridge into a swimming hole
four miles north of Atkinson, NC, July 1943.


19K JPEG (414 pixels wide by 270 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Elmer Knapp, C Battery.

SKINNY DIPPING (6K)


Skinny Dipping


Cooling off near Atkinson, NC, July 1943.


19K JPEG (412 pixels wide by 271 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Elmer Knapp, C Battery.

C BATTERY OFFICERS (6K)


Weapons Check


Sgt. John Ryan (center) and unidentified soldier with M2 .50-caliber water-cooled machine guns (on M3-style mounts), Camp Davis, North Carolina, Summer 1943.


20K JPEG (409 pixels wide by 281 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Elmer Knapp, C Battery.

LATRINE DUTY (6K)


Latrine Duty


Four 225th members test-drive an outdoor latrine, July 1943. The man on the left is wearing the antiaircraft patch on his left shoulder (a white circle ringed in red, with the letters "AA" in red).


16K JPEG (417 pixels wide by 281 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Elmer Knapp, C Battery.

SCR-268 RADAR (7K)


SCR-268 Radar


Elmer Knapp poses next to an SCR-268 radar. Note the branches used as camouflage. A battery mate is perched on the unit itself.


23K JPEG (293 pixels wide by 427 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Elmer Knapp, C Battery.

ON BIVOUAC (6K)


Oh, My Barkin' Dogs!


Sgt. Paul J. Schultz of C Battery rests his aching feet in the woods near Burgaw, NC.


23K JPEG (282 pixels wide by 421 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Elmer Knapp, C Battery.

MG AMMO (4K)


Bring on the Luftwaffe!


Elmer Knapp "models" the latest in AAA fashion:
a belt of .50-caliber machine gun bullets.


12K JPEG (266 pixels wide by 278 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Elmer Knapp, C Battery.

MG AMMO (6K)


Got Enough Ammo?


C Battery mates Adolf Hartman and John Ryan stacking M2 ammunition chests for the .50 caliber mounts in the background.


22K JPEG (414 pixels wide by 287 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Elmer Knapp, C Battery.

CAMOUFLAGED RADAR (6K)


Camouflaged Radar


Branches from the woods around Burgaw, NC make good camouflage for an SCR-268 radar.


22K JPEG (418 pixels wide by 291 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Elmer Knapp, C Battery.

BABE IN THE WOODS (5K)


Babe in the Woods


C Battery's Section 12 is a motley but caring crew, as a Mr. Carr of Burgaw finds out, Summer 1943.


16K JPEG (365 pixels wide by 296 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Elmer Knapp, C Battery.


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