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Lots of brass

Post by Kim » 24 Nov 2002 20:59

Here is a tiny picture taken by my wifes father. Generals Geo. Patton,Mark Clark,Doolittle,Omar Bradley,and I don't know who the last guy is. Do you? Also does anyone know when and where this might have been taken? I see that Bradley has 3 overseas hashmarks at 6 months each on his sleeve so that may give us a timeframe. There were also some Chinese generals present at this same event. My father-in-law was an MP attached directly to Pattons entourage. I recall him saying that he thought Bradley was "A good guy" because on a bumpy,airsick C-47 flight the General took a piece of gum out of his pocket and gave it to him saying"This will help,son"
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Post by Dan W. » 24 Nov 2002 22:45

Nice picture Kim. I see Doolittle has 6 service stripes, and considering that the bombing of Tokyo took place in April of '42 that means this picture could very well be from the time frame of late war, mid 1945.

I did not know that Patton was that much taller than Mark Clark.

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Post by David C. Clarke » 24 Nov 2002 23:26

Hey D.W., I think Mark Clark shrank in stature in Italy. Cheers, David

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Post by Dan W. » 25 Nov 2002 01:17

David C. Clarke wrote:Hey D.W., I think Mark Clark shrank in stature in Italy. Cheers, David


Ha Ha! Good comeback Dave. I happen to have an original uniform (that I can actually wear too) in my closet that has the red, blue and white 5th Army patch on it. Mark Clark definitely took some heat in Italy, that is for sure. I'm not exactly sure if his reputation ever recovered either.

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