Rest and Relaxation
"Marine cradles his 30-cal. machine gun in his lap, and take time out for a cigarette his buddy, while mopping up the enemy on Peleliu Is."
Cpl. H. H. Clements, September 14, 1944. 127-N-97628. National Archives Identifier: 532538
"Sailor reading in his bunk aboard USS CAPELIN at submarine base New London, Conn."
Lt. Comdr. Charles Fenno Jacobs, August 1943. 80-G-468523. National Archives Identifier: 520852
"Activities aboard USS MONTEREY. Navy pilots in the forward elevator well playing basketball."
June/July 1944. 80-G-417628. National Archives Identifier: 520764
"Liberty party. Liberty section personnel aboard LCM returning to USS CASABLANCA from Rara Island, off Pitylieu Island, Manus."
PhoM1c. R. W. Mowday, Admiralty Islands, April 19, 1945. 80-CASA-618. National Archives Identifier: 520580
" Bing Crosby, stage, screen and radio star, sings to Allied troops at the opening of the London stage door canteen in Piccadilly"
London, England. Pearson, August 31, 1944. 111-SC-193249. National Archives Identifier: 531210
"Danny Kaye, well known stage and screen star, entertains 4,000 5th Marine Div. occupation troops at Sasebo, Japan. The crude sign across the front of the stage says: `Officers keep out! Enlisted men's country.'"
Pfc. H. J. Grimm, October 25, 1945. 127-N-138204. National Archives Identifier: 532566
"Pfc. Mickey Rooney imitates some Hollywood actors for an audience of Infantrymen of the 44th Division. Rooney is a member of a three-man unit making a jeep tour to entertain the troops."
T5c. Louis Weintraub, Kist, Germany, April 13, 1945. 111-SC-203412. National Archives Identifier: 531257
"Marlene Dietrich, motion picture actress, autographs the cast on the leg of Tec 4 Earl E. McFarland at a United States hospital in Belgium, where she has been entertaining the GIs."
Tuttle, November 24, 1944. 111-SC-232989. National Archives Identifier: 531330
"A youngster, clutching his soldier father, gazes upward while the latter lifts his wife from the ground to wish her a 'Merry Christmas.' The serviceman is one of those fortunate enough to be able to get home for the holidays."
December 1944. 208-AA-2F-20. National Archives Identifier: 535527
The pictures described in this list are from the holdings of the Still Picture Branch (NNSP) of the National Archives and Records Administration.
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