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!
One of my favorite WWII color slide groupings was shot by a US Engineer who was stationed in Berlin at the end of the war. Quite the shutter bug, he was able to track down German Agfa color film and shoot some of the scenery around Berlin. In one image, Captain Smith captures a brisk October, 1945 morning on Curtiusstraße in Berlin. An intrepid researcher was able to track down the original location using information from the store signs. Special thanks to Berliner Niko Rollmann for reshooting the image for me.
Here’s a link to a google map image: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=52.442804,13.296139&num=1&t=h&gl=us&z=18