First, we’d like to say thank you to the men and women who have served our country. Your sacrifice is immeasurable.
In honor of Veterans Day, we thought we’d share some photographs we happen to have from WWII (thanks to the government using Trimm Dependable Headsets that we manufactured during that time). The photos are of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard men serving in the war.
This photo snapshots a moment of what it was like on a U.S. Battleship in the Navy. With a second class seaman at the wheel, a first class seaman and a chief petty officer monitor the gauges. The photo was distributed on February 1, 1943.
This is an official U.S. Navy photograph of “crew members of the USS Augusta List listening to Browns battle report.”
This official Coast Guard photo is entitled, “Coast Guard Radiomen in Invasion of Southern France” and provides the description:
“Serving aboard a U.S. Coast Guard fighting ship, ship-to-shore radio setups keep commanders posted in final rehearsals for the invasion of Southern France. These Coast Guardsmen were in there today when Allied forces established a new beachhead on French Mediterranean shores. They are, left to right: Gordon Allison, radioman second class, of Renova, Pa.; William J. Byron, radioman second class, of 2853 Gunther Street, THE BRONX, N.Y.; and Wayne R. Alvey, radioman third class, of Bloomington, Ill.”
This is another official Coast Guard photo entitled, “Coast Guard Lookout Talks to the Bridge.” This picture provides this description:
“Aboard a Coast Guard-manned assault transport somewhere in the Pacific, a lookout communicates with the bridge from his post high above the deck. Trailing is another transport. The eyes of Coast Guard lookouts sweep the sea day and night and instant reports are made by telephone of any suspicious signs.”