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Paratrooper postcards from WW-II



 

The following postcards are from Sergeant Leonard Klinkner's WW-II memorabilia collection.
He served with the 80th AA Battalion June 1945 through January 1946.

 

 

Loading 37mm guns and paratroopers boarding C-47's. United States Army Signal Corps Photo.
2-80AA-C-47's on airfield



 

Training jump. United States Army Signal Corps Photo.
Training jump



 



 

Hooked up and ready to jump. United States Army Signal Corps Photo.
Hooked up and ready to jump



 



 

Out the door. United States Army Air Force Photo.
Out the door



 



 

Daytime jump. United States Army Signal Corps Photo.
Daytime jump



 



 

A Battery of 75mm howitzers stand by ready to fire. United States Army Signal Corps Photo.
75mm Howitzers



 

Notice the tents in the background. United States Army Signal Corps Photo.
Desert Warfare



 

37MM gun in tow. It was replaced later in the war with the 57MM gun. United States Army Signal Corps Photo.
Gun in Tow



 



 

River Crossing. United States Army Signal Corps Photo.
River Crossing



 



 

Sighting a 75mm pack howitzer. United States Army Signal Corps Photo.
75mm Pack Howitzer



 



 

Glider riders all aboard. United States Army Signal Corps Photo.
Glider riders



 



 

Glider in tow. United States Army Air Force Photo.
Glider in tow



 



 

Glider Infantry and ready for combat. United States Army Signal Corps Photo.
Glider Infantry and ready



 



 

A compililation of scenes - The U.S. Army in action. ( W.R.T. company)
U.S. Army in action



 



 

Jeep river crossing. United States Army Signal Corps Photo.
Jeep crossing



 



 

Slit trench. United States Army Signal Corps Photo.
Slit trench



 



 

105mm Howitzers. U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph.
105mm Howitzers



 



 

The flip side of all postcards displayed on this page contained a section for a message and the recipient's address.
Leonard served with the 17th Airborne Division, 155 AA Battalion from it's inception in April of 1943.
He transferred into the 80th AA Battalion in June of 1945. (U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph.)
155AA Bn.



 



 

Camp Mackall postcard. United States Army Signal Corps Photo.
Camp Mackall postcard



 



 



 



 

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