Military-Vehicles: [MV] web site with WW-II photos

[MV] web site with WW-II photos

PietJan Baarda (
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 19:53:20 +0100

Dear list,
Found a great site with a lot of MV photos. = There are a lot of =
high quality photos of factory fresh vehicles about to be shipped to =
some war theater. The search function is not too sophisticated. I turned =
to browsing to find what I was looking for... Motorcycles. I did find =
some very good shots of them (C1:2/27/065 and C1:2/29/067). I anybody =
finds more bikes, please tell me. If you look for "truck" you'll have a =
good starting point for vehicles with more than two wheels.

Here is the official description of this photo collection:
The Hampton Roads port facility, located in Newport News, Virginia, was =
deployed as a Port of Embarkation during World War II to ship soldiers =
overseas. So many soldiers had to be transported abroad that for some =
ships, Hampton Roads served as home port. In addition to embarkations, =
the port received those returning from the war. The Library of =
Virginia's U.S. Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection (SCC) includes =
more than 3,500 photographs from the Hampton Roads Embarkation Series, =
1942-1946. These photographs show the preparation and loading of war =
materials, the activities of the U.S. Quartermaster Corps, U.S. military =
personnel arriving and departing through the ports of Hampton Roads, =
civilian employees, Red Cross workers, wounded personnel, entertainers, =
animals, and German and Italian prisoners of war who came through these =
ports during World War II. The arrival and departure of more than 1.5 =
million people in Hampton Roads was documented by the army's =
Transportation Corps, which maintained a port historian's office and =
assigned Signal Corps photographers to record as many comings and goings =
as practicable.=20
In most cases, the individuals in the photographs are identified. The =
army photographers interviewed the people appearing in the photographs, =
and recorded this text for posterity.=20
PietJan Baarda

1943 42WLA

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