I always try to pick up groupings of WWII color slides whenever possible, but they are incredibly expensive. I don’t want to say what I paid for these slides, but they weren’t cheap! This small selection of slides comes from the WWII 35mm slide collection of a fighter pilot who spent some time on Saipan and shot some incredible images of the things he witnessed while on the island. In this set we wee a DUKW of the 2nd Marine Division complete with painted duck logo, serial codes, and prisoners/laborers in the back. A rare color glimpse into the paint schemes and battle-wear of a wartime DUKW. I would love to find more info on the unit, but don’t know where to start!
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I served in a DUKW company in WWII, with landings on Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa.
I’ve been trying to track down a copy of your book. Do you have a PDF version by chance? Care to share any stories or vignettes from your time in the DUKW company?
Mr Wells, I have read your book. Thank you for writing such a great book and included the men who were there with you, including my farther in law Harry Mefford. It’s great to hear some stories about him.