PHOTOS



The Joshua Snook Collection

On this page, you'll find images contributed by the late Joshua Snook, a former member of A Battery (the photos were kindly forwarded by his widow, Annabelle). 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.

SNAKE CATCHING CHAMPS (8K)


Snake-Catching Champs


Lt. William ("Clyde") Faulkner, center, of A Battery, holds a huge diamondback rattlesnake which he played a major role in capturing in the woods around Burgaw, NC, Summer 1943. With Faulkner are some of his battery mates, some of whom participated in the successful hunt. The snake was defanged by Capt. Louis Goldman, the battalion medical officer.

22K JPEG (514 pixels wide by 302 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Joshua Snook, A Battery.

TERRILL WITH SNAKE (3K)


The Colonel and the King Snake


Battalion CO J. B. Terrill poses with a king snake that he adopted for a pet while in bivouac near Burgaw, NC, Summer 1943.

12K JPEG (228 pixels wide by 444 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Joshua Snook, A Battery.

FIELD SHOWER (7K)


Field Shower


These members of the 225th Searchlight Battalion's Battery A aren't worrying about the temperature of the water as long as it's wet! That's all that matters to these boys, sweltering on bivouac near Burgaw, NC, during July 1943. Doing the pouring is Sgt. Hugh Kehrman. On the receiving end are (left to right) Privates Sidney Ovsay and James Combey, Corporal Bob Armstrong, and Private George Kenney.

19K JPEG (254 pixels wide by 476 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Joshua Snook, A Battery.

VICTORY SQUARE (6K)


Victory Square


This is "Victory Square" in the bivouac area of Battery A, near Burgaw, NC, July 1943. In the midst of arduous training maneuvers, the lads have found time to build stilts for their shelter tents so they can stay high and dry when a sudden shower strikes and turns the ground into a quagmire (the stilts also make the tents secure from the many poisonous snakes native to the area). At right, Joe Simone keeps his barbering skills sharp.

19K JPEG (506 pixels wide by 224 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Joshua Snook, A Battery.

MONTE CARLO (6K)


The Monte Carlo Tap Room


The "PX" furthest outpost of the Camp Davis Camp Exchange System facetiously christened the "Monte Carlo Tap Room" by the boys of A Battery, somewhere in the wilderness ten miles from Burgaw, NC, Summer 1943.

20K JPEG (304 pixels wide by 456 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Joshua Snook, A Battery.

EYES PIERCING THE DARKNESS (6K)


Eyes Piercing the Darkness


The 225th's searchlights are used over the 7th Army front to light up the battlefield. On dark, moonless nights, light reflected from low-hanging cloud banks illuminate enemy positions and aids in the direction of artillery fire.

16K JPEG (397 pixels wide by 390 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Joshua Snook, A Battery.

BURGERBRAU KELLER (7K)


The Burgerbrau Keller


A group of the 225th stand in front of the Burgerbrau Keller ("citizens' beer cellar"), where Hitler staged his infamous putsch in 1923.

21K JPEG (341 pixels wide by 496 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Joshua Snook, A Battery.

CAPTAIN JACOB McGREW (7K)


Captain Jacob McGrew


A Battery commander Capt. Jacob W. McGrew sits
on the rear stabilizer of a German Heinkel (He111) bomber
at Camp Rattle, Summer 1945.

23K JPEG (371 pixels wide by 433 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Joshua Snook, A Battery.

SGT. ED KRYLOWICZ (5K)


Edward Krylowicz


Sgt. Ed Krylowicz of A Battery poses on a Munich street, Summer 1945.

16K JPEG (274 pixels wide by 419 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Joshua Snook, A Battery.

LUNDY HOWARD (5K)


Lundy Howard


T-5 Lundy Howard (A Battery) on the same street, Summer 1945.

18K JPEG (290 pixels wide by 465 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Joshua Snook, A Battery.

UNIDENTIFIED I (5K)


Name that GI!


If you know who this fellow is (the unit is Battery A, the location is Munich, during the Summer of 1945), send a note to the Webmaster.

15K JPEG (286 pixels wide by 412 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Joshua Snook, A Battery.

UNIDENTIFIED II (4K)


Who's that Officer?


If you know who this lieutenant is (the unit is Battery A, the location is Munich, during the Summer of 1945), send a note to the Webmaster. A Battery had six "louies": Jack C. Berry, Bon Burt, Clyde W. Faulkner, Jr., Irwin R. Heilbronner, Nicholas Sparks, and Robert H. Winters.

11K JPEG (251 pixels wide by 404 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Joshua Snook, A Battery.


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