Thursday, December 31, 2009

Camp McKay, late 1943 to early 1944

These shots were taken at Camp McKay, Dorchester, Mass. near Boston in the fall/winter of 1943 or spring of 1944.

Pictured in the top photo: Dave Weaver, John O'Connor, and Bruce Kramlich.
Bottom photo: M/Sgt. Zeeman, and Sgt. Calfee


  1. I have several photos of my Father & other soldiers he served w/ while at Camp McKay w/ the
    518th Bn., TC.
    Tom Vantre

    1. Hi Tom, I'd love to see those photos if you can scan them. Unfortunately, I don't have too much info on the 518th. I know they were in Utah Beach along with my grandfather's 519th, and Cherbourg after that, but The National Archives doesn't have much detail.

  2. This Is Richard Brainard and i think i have a full picture of the camp Mckay done in ink qwell that iether a guard, or a artest had done durning the world war 2 this picture has POW camp boston on it and is signed with the artests name and dated 7/12/1945 if you email me i can send you a few peaces of the picture that illistates how the camp was set up and is finely detailed all done in ink qwell. my email is

  3. After the war it was low-income housing for disabled vets. We moved in in 1946 and stayed until my parents bought a house in Needham. I'm still friends with the family from across the street and remember some of the other families and the dogs. And I'm sure my mom didn't know we walked the jetties to get periwinkles in the winter. And we would play in the gazebo that's still on Carson Beach. The iceman came down the street everyday and he was the one to take the neighbor boy (Bobby) to the hospital when he caught his arm in the wringer washing machine they kept outside the door.


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