Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?

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Re: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:13 am

Could be Greenland or Iceland or both.
Icelandic trawler, rough weather, GIs on a cold rough climb...
First guess: Arctic patrols? But that's not really events as such is it :?


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Re: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?

Post by pak » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:45 am

Could be Greenland or Iceland or both. Nope
Icelandic trawler Not Icelandic, no trawler, but a fishing vessel, kind of...
rough weather, GIs on a cold rough climb... Yup
First guess: Arctic patrols? But that's not really events as such is it :? Nope
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Events-> Perhapes we can call it a "planned set of actions" with a spesific end target

This action involving this ship is one of them.....
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So what are they fishing?
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Re: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?

Post by John W. Howard » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:59 pm

I think the location is ATTU Island in the Aleutians, and the US invasion of ATTU is the series of events.
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Re: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?

Post by pak » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:08 am

John W. Howard wrote:I think the location is ATTU Island in the Aleutians, and the US invasion of ATTU is the series of events.
Spot on John :up:

Clues:
Fishingvessel is the "Wizard" catching king crab out of Dutch Harbour, Aleutean Islands.
US soliders on Attu.
USS Salt Lake City in action against a japanese convoy to Attu.
Campaign was the word I was looking for :-D

Aleutian Islands Campaign

Then it's all yours, John.
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Re: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?

Post by John W. Howard » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:21 pm

Hello Pak:
Those King Crab Legs got the old grey cells moving in the right direction. I have a clue up-coming if I can get the photo uploaded for this quiz. I intend to post a new riddle in the WWI section too, so be patient.
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Re: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?

Post by John W. Howard » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:55 pm

Image

The man on the left in the photo above is the subject of this photo quiz.
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Re: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?

Post by John W. Howard » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:37 pm

The mystery man led men in combat on a peninsula 8)
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Re: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?

Post by Paulus II » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:18 am

Well.......an American, a peninsula........Bataan is what first springs to mind in this context..........Wainwright?

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Re: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:06 am

Much bigger peninsula Paul! :wink:
As my maternal grandfather would have said: Shutupa ya face, whatsa matter you eh, gotta no respect...?! :D :D :D
(Oh my, how he hated that song and God help me if I had called Italy a peninsula although technically it is).
Major General Fred W. Walker, former Commanding General of the 36th Infantry Division, and Sgt Homer L. Wise at Fort Benning, Georgia, February, 1945. General Walker commanded the 36th Infantry Division from September 1943 to the end of the fighting in Italy in July 1944.
http://www.sgthomerlwisememorial.org/photos-hw4.php


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Re: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?

Post by John W. Howard » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:10 pm

Correct Waleed!!!
Fred Walker was born in my home state of Ohio, was not a West Point grad, and was involved in the Rapido River disaster in Italy. He was a dedicated Infantryman and felt many of his superiors, who came from cavalry or armored backrounds, did not understand infantry warfare, which accounted for the majority of the fighting in Italy. He led the 36ID during its infiltration through the German lines south of Rome, which opened the front to the US troops. He left the 36ID to return to Fort Benning and command of the Infantry School there. Congrats Waleed!! Over to you!! :wink:
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Re: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:29 am

Thanks John.

I'll stay on the subject of heroic men... fighting off an overwhelming force (of girls in this case) :D
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Re: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:51 am

He had something in common with the previous sergeant posted by John.
This building/center bears his name:
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Re: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?

Post by John W. Howard » Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:40 pm

Hello Waleed:
I have a feeling it is T/Sgt. Charles "Commando" Kelly, winner of the MOH with the 36ID at Altavilla, Italy. I know there is a facility named after him at Oakdale, PA. He threw 60mm mortar rounds like footballs at the Germans.
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Re: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:26 am

Sorry John, not an "Irish sounding" Kelly.
Though his name has much to do with the country in which
General Walker commanded the 36th. :wink:

The facility (as far as I have found out) is not an active military installation as such.
More on the line of "after the battle help and retirement".


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Re: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?

Post by pak » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:16 pm

Gino J. Merli
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