The Last Days in Japan

E Street

Couple of the boys in front of our Quonsets.

One of the boys scratching his stomach.

A view overlooking Camp Crawford

Arriving at Camp Crawford by cutting across fields. Rice paddies in the background. On a hill about 200 feet over the camp.

Our 29 day bivouac camp on a sheep farm. Camp Crawford is in the background and Sapporo is on the right half of background

Cleaning day at camp. Everything must come out.

One of the flying boxcars at Chitose Airfield.

Division HQ Camp Crawford.

On a training problem with full packs.

Guys having chow.

Typical road in the mountains.

One of our rifle ranges.

Watching an artillery demonstration.

Typical Jap home. (Taken into the sun)

Typical store in Chitose.

Rosalie's favorite picture of Ken. She had it framed and sitting on her mantle right up to the day she died.

Ken in front of the sign for the 45th Infantry Division, 180 Regiment, Company E.

Ken in Camp

Ken and Dean Hume.

Rip's Raiders.

Can Ken really fit in that tent?

Copyright - 2013 Mary Elizabeth Zill VandenBerghe

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