View Full Version : The 20th Combat Mapping Squadron & Washington DC during the war years

12-12-2009, 08:09 AM
Hi all;
I have been fiddling around with Photoshop and my late in laws WWII photos and have posted some of these experiments here,

In a related site Chuck Varney has done some great work recounting the history of Louis' Squadron here;
20th Combat Mapping Squadron

I am still hunting through the bins for the combat photos Louis brought home with him. They were taken at 30,000 foot.

When this is all done I am going to mail these to the following archives;

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We'd be happy to assist with your project.

As aside point , I suggest you start doing digital scans of the images. Photos deteriorate with age and such accelerates as they get older. Scanning the images will provide for more permanent retention. Once you have reached a point of having accomplished such you will need to consider finding a permanent archival repository to be a home for the original collection. A facility that offers proper retention and storage facilities is a must. A dark corner of the local historical society without HVAC , etc isn't recommended. If your relative was an alumni of a particular college/university the school maybe interested in such. I will take the opportunity to offer that the US Army Military History Institute is the premier location for the retention of such collections and for the availability of such resources to be made available on-site for serious research.

Please visit our website at http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/index.cfm for a better insight into our mission and goals at the AHEC. Thank you for wanting to preserve the wonderful history you've encountered.


Richard L. Baker, MA (MSgt, USAF ret.)
Chief, Research Center Branch
Army Heritage and Education Center
U.S. Army Military History Institute (PSD)
950 Soldiers Drive
Carlisle, PA 17013