Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Landships at Indiantown Gap

Tthe 519th Port Battalion trained at Indiantown Gap from July 20 to October 17, 1943. Yesterday I was pleased to receive training photographs of Port Companies from this time. Among the most interesting: two ships were built on land to train the Transportation Corp men. (click above picture for a larger image). Between the PA National Guard Museum at Fort Indiantown Gap and the National Archives I have 10 photos from which to choose. I'll definitely include the above photo in my book, and maybe three or four more.

Instruction in night operation, showing winch operators and instructor, ITG 1942.

Instruction on gasoline-driven winch located at land hatch, ITG 1942.

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