It seems that the period photos are of considerable interest. The last three threads on this subject generated thousands of views. Since Thread 3 was getting pretty big, and may be a problem for guys with slow connections, I thought we should start a new Thread on period pics of the M1911 and M1911A1 pistols in use by America's military and naval forces.
Today's pics take us to the Pacific and the Hawaiian Islands in particular. It seems that during WW2 there were a number of militia units formed in the Territory for civil defense purposes. Shown here are some members of such organizations.
First, we have Staff Sgt. Sam Camp shooting a M1911A1 in a 1945 pistol match at the post range at Schofield Barracks. The caption to the photo says "Staff Sergeant Sam Camp, one of the Hawaiian Air Depot Volunteer Corps Pistol Team squeezed on off during one of the Inter-regimental shooting matches being conducted by the Territory's organized Volunteer Defense Forces. Central Pacific Base Command is sponsoring this series of pistol, rifle, and shotgun matches, in which the regiments are competing for honors."
Finally, we have a nice group pic of the Pistol Team Members from an outfit known as the "Business Men's Training Corps". This photo was taken 5-5-45. It is interesting that conditions had changed so much from the early war years that marksmanship competitions could once again be undertaken, even though the Pacific War would not conclude for another few months.
I hope you guys enjoy these, and once again encourage others to post their period pics that would be of interest. Post 'em if you got 'em!
Regards to all,