Re: A couple of freight cars that appeared on Facebook Page
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It could be some of the photos are part of the build up, but I strongly suspect that these are photos of the demobilization instead. Things that clue me are the "sold" scrawled on the engine cover on the Hellcat, the line of Long Toms with names on the barrels, the shipping instructions on the anchors sending them from NSD Oakland to NSD Clearfield Utah.
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From: "'Bruce F. Smith' smithbf@... [STMFC]"
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2017 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] A couple of freight cars that appeared on Facebook Page
Given that several other photos show hundreds of landing craft, I wondered if the “line" wasn’t being used to equip these as part of the preparation. Remember that in 1945, this is most likely preparation for the invasion of Japan.
Bruce F. Smith
"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."