PHOTOS



The 225th Picture Gallery
(Assorted Images)


On this page, you'll find assorted pictures contributed by various former members of the 225th. 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.

SCR-268 RADAR (5K)


SCR-268 Radar


An SCR-268 radar concealed in the swamps outside
of Burgaw, North Carolina, July 1943.


23K JPEG (386 pixels wide by 278 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Elmer Knapp, C Battery.

RADAR SECTION, 1943 (7K)


Radar Section, 1943


A typical radar section poses with the same camouflaged
SCR-268 radar outside Burgaw, North Carolina, July 1943.


27K JPEG (428 pixels wide by 296 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Elmer Knapp, C Battery.

TRUCK (5K)


Battery C Mobility


Truck 29 belonging to C Battery, depicted
somewhere in the ETO, 1944-45.


18K JPEG (384 pixels wide by 324 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, A Battery.

STUKA


Two GIs and a Stuka


Frank Dorsey (left) and William J. Bechand, Jr. pose on the starboard wing of a Ju87 Stuka dive bomber in Germany, June 1945.


11K JPEG (407 pixels wide by 274 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.

CAMP DAVIS BARRACKS


AAA Training


Members of the 225th stand at attention at Camp Davis, North Carolina, 1943. Noteworthy are the tarpaper-covered barracks buildings in the background.


19K JPEG (394 pixels wide by 257 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.

FIELD SHOWER


Field Shower


Members of the 225th wash up in a makeshift shower, in the vicinity of Burgaw, North Carolina, Summer, 1943.


18K JPEG (272 pixels wide by 375 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.

SANDBAGGED SEARCHLIGHT


Sandbagged Searchlight


A searchlight on its trailer sandbagged for protection.


15K JPEG (395 pixels wide by 259 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.

FRONT OF SEARCHLIGHT


Front of Searchlight


A nice frontal view of a 60-inch searchlight.


17K JPEG (317 pixels wide by 296 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.

BACK OF SEARCHLIGHT


Back of Searchlight


The General Electric logo is visible on this view of the back of a 60-inch searchlight.


7K JPEG (297 pixels wide by 200 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.

SEARCHLIGHT WITH TRAILER


Searchlight with Trailer


An excellent view of a searchlight with its trailer.


12K JPEG (297 pixels wide by 224 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.

ARMY TRUCK


Prime Mover!


One of the battalion's trucks (the front bumper is stenciled "225 AAA").


8K JPEG (297 pixels wide by 190 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.

ARMY TRUCK


Going Mobile


Two battery-mates and their precious transport. There's a jeep in the background and by the look of the landscaping we may be in Normandy's hedgerow country.


18K JPEG (301 pixels wide by 387 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.

SEARCHLIGHT ON


Catching Some Rays


Four GIs bask in the glow of a searchlight somewhere on the Continent.


8K JPEG (287 pixels wide by 190 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.

THREE AT FARMHOUSE


Tired Trio


Three members of the battalion pose in front of a farmhouse.


15K JPEG (284 pixels wide by 367 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.

MUNICH, 1945


R and R after V-E Day


Members of the 225th pose with a well-stocked bar in the old Luftwaffe barracks at Unter Biberg Airdrome, south of Munich. Most of the artwork is courtesy of the former Nazi tenants, including the prop (note the 225th's insignia right below it).


14K JPEG (387 pixels wide by 220 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.

ILLUMINATING THE EIFFEL TOWER


Illuminating the Eiffel Tower


The 225th's searchlights illuminate the Eiffel Tower, June 1945.


17K JPEG (267 pixels wide by 484 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.


BUDDIES I
Buddies I
Two members of the 225th ham it up on the roof of a building at an unidentified location.

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.

BUDDIES II
Buddies II
Three members pose for the camera on the same roof.

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.

ON GUARD
Present Arms!
A member of the battalion "presents arms."

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.

GENERATOR
Searchlight Power Generator
The gas-powered generator that ran a searchlight appears at left.

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.

MACHINE GUN POSITION
Machine Gun Emplacement
A typical antiaircraft machine gun emplacement.

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, Battery A.


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