Based on the letters of Earl Philip Reinhalter (1922-1953). Edited by his son, Earl Philip Reinhalter (1950-).
Photo Highlights: STATESIDE (late 1942 - May 1943)
Earl as a member of the Maryland Minute Men civil defense organization (not to be confused with the
current-day anti-immigrant group) in September 1942, two months before his enlistment in the U.S. Army.
This appears to be in front of his house at 4408 Frederick Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland.
Earl at Camp Meade, Maryland, November 8, 1942. The automobile behind him is a Willys Americar.
Earl and his father at Camp Meade, Maryland, November 8, 1942.
Earl with his mother and sister Yvonne at Camp Meade, Maryland, November 8, 1942.
They would not see him again for three years.
Earl at Lockbourne Army Airbase in Ohio, 1942.
Earl at Lockbourne Army Airbase in Ohio, probably 1942.
Earl at Lockbourne Army Airbase in Ohio, December 1942.
Earl in the cockpit of a P-51 (R.A.F. Mustang) at Lockbourne Army Airbase in Ohio, 1942.
More Photo Highlights:
AUSTRALIA (June 4, 1943 until December 1943)
NEW GUINEA (December 1943 to Oct/Nov 1944)
NEW GUINEA - notable planes
LEYTE, PHILIPPINES (1944-45)
LUZON, PHILIPPINES (1945)
THE WAR ENDS
NOW AVAILABLE AS A KINDLE BOOK!
The Kindle book includes Earl Reinhalter’s World War II letters; all 23 issues of the unit’s wartime newsletter “The Squadron Pulse,” which was originally edited by Leonard Stringfield; all 12 issues of the “Pennant Parade” newsletter that Stringfield published while sailing home after the war; complete text of the U.S. government booklet “Pocket Guide to Australia,” which soldiers heading Down Under were given to read; more than 200 photos; pre-war and postwar family history; and over 700 explanatory endnotes.
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