U.S. Garrison

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1940 army trailer church

“Army’s Trailer Church. Washington D.C. — Catholic Soldiers shown during Mass celebrated by a chaplain in a trailer church equipped with public address system, altar, pulpit and hymn books. The War Department will provide each division with ton-and-a-half trailer churches similar to this one.” U.S. Army Signal Corps photo, 25 Nov 40.

Chaplain San Angelo Field

Original caption: “Continuous night bombing schedule of the intensive bombardier training program allows no time out for Christmas Eve worship. Lt. Eugene F. McCahey, flying chaplain of San Angelo Army Air Field, bring the Christmas message to the bomber flight line on Dec. 24, 1942. Pausing after the cadets receive his blessing before continuing their practice blasting of the 18,000 acres of this bombardier school’s night target bombing ranges in San Angelo, Texas. Chaplain McCahey is himself a pilot.” (AP Photo).

Chaplain (CPT) Emil Kapaun (center) celebrates Mass at Herrington Army Air Base, 1942.

Chaplain (CPT) Emil Kapaun (center) celebrates Mass at Herrington Army Air Base, 1942.

“The first group of soldiers to return to the United States after news of the surrender of Germany, bow their heads in prayers offered by Capt. Edward J. Barber, Chaplain at the air transport command base at La Guardia field. All of the men were wounded in European campaigns. (AP Wirephoto from Air Transport Command).”

“The first group of soldiers to return to the United States after news of the surrender of Germany, bow their heads in prayers offered by Capt. Edward J. Barber, Chaplain at the air transport command base at La Guardia field. All of the men were wounded in European campaigns. (AP Wirephoto from Air Transport Command).”

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