OTHER PHOTO UNITS: 497TH SIGNAL COMPANY
Chuck Lewis supplied some notes photo duty in Europe in 1952.
ANIMATOR TO DEMOLITIONIST
When the newly-created
Special Forces made a film at Army Pictorial Center, PFC Ron Rozewski was
inspired to transition from an APC animator to a Special Forces demolitionist.
Click here to read more.
IS THERE MORE FOOTAGE?
When General Eisenhower visited Holocaust
survivors at Displaced Persons Camp Feldafing on September 17, 1945, it left a
profound memory of “… the encouragement and solace they all drew from (then)
General Eisenhower's visit to the camp.”
Silent footage from the visit is posted at the
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum at
footage, shot by motion picture cameraman Lambert of the 165th
Signal Photo Company, may not be complete, although the National Archives and
Records Administration has been unable to find more.
Rachel March, the daughter of two of those
Holocaust survivors who were at Feldafing is looking for more footage or photos
of that visit.
“The entire Jewish community felt uplifted by
that exciting visit,” she wrote. “Grand Rabbi Solomon Halberstam, who had
himself lost his wife and entire family in the Nazi inferno led the
congregation, (who interrupted their Yom Kippur prayers for this occasion) in
welcoming this highly esteemed visitor and his entourage.
“Today, there are thousands of descendants of
those who were present at that event who yearn for the opportunity to see
additional footage of that visit, specifically of General Eisenhower meeting
with Rabbi Halberstam and his Jewish Congregants.”
The shot list, apparently from the card file
at the Army Motion Picture Depository, then co-located with Army Pictorial
Center in New York, suggests the footage is complete. Rachel March remains
anxious to find out if there is more footage of the event.
If you have any information about footage or
photos of the Feldafing event, please send it to
firstname.lastname@example.org and/or to the
Army Pictorial Center webmaster.
Center personnel and the 69th Signal Company (Photo) shoot footage in Paris for
a 1962 episode of "The Big Picture" in this photo supplied by Robert Rosenthal.
ANOTHER APC ALUMNUS FOUND!
Glenn A. Sears
wrote, "I’m planning a trip to NYC in April and I checked to see if the Army
Pictorial Center was still in Long Island City. I was stationed at the pic
center in 1957-58. I spent some time working on The Big Picture but most of my
time was on TDY to the Los Alamos National Laboratory where I photographed the
bomb tests in Eniwetok. I was an SP4 when I arrived at the pic center and was
promoted to SP5 when my part of the organization was deactivated. When I left
Eniwetok I was discharged at Fort Hamilton.
"I notice that I am not in the roster on
your website although my old friend, Pete Turner, is there. We both transferred
to the pic center from Ft. Harrison, IN."
Sears has been added to the
Headlines, stories and photos that previously
appeared on this home page may have moved to Yesterday's Headlines, where you
can still find helpful links.
Army demonstrated drones for reconnaisance
Book editor seeks rights to
Film industry in WWII: Producer needs film, stills
Fred Harris remembers
Television photographers and sound men
Norton S. Parker
Cameraman Bernard J.
TV host detained
Cameras for atomic tests
APC / SCPC
Yes, we still need
your help to answer the questions about SCPC/APC and films made
Dave Brouchoud seeks film or photos of the presentation of
the All Army Flag to Ft. Monmouth in the late 1950s.
Samson III wonders what time bed check was for enlisted
personnel in France in 1962/1963.
T/SGT B. J.
Reisler is the subject of a charming romantic mystery.
An Italian lady wonders about the mystery photographer who wrote
words of affection to her mother in 1946.
from the ETO -- the kind saved by photographers but that
didn't make it into the National Archives -- are needed for a
What kind of
black-and-white film would Army photographers have used during
the 1950s? Russell Hay posed that interesting
technical still-photo question.
Miller bring his famous Army Air Force band to the Astoria
stages? We'd like to know!
Film producer Christine
Fitzpatrick needs footage for Korea War Battle of
Ch'ongch'on River and Battle of Chipyong-ni, and also the
Vietnam War Battle of Ap Bac (1963).
What was that artillery film made in Ft. Hood about 1965?
James (Jim) Strizich, of the Artillery, 2nd Armor
Division, appeared as a lieutenant.
Truman Bradley showing us how to select and pack an animal
in 1943 training films?
re-enactor seeks information about Signal Corps Field Caption
"It is quite rare and information is
scarce." Someone has acquired a WWII Oneida Photographic
Lab Trailer and is seeking information, manuals, or photos.
It isn't an
SCPC connection, but an Army photograph led Lisa R. Gerardi
here in her search for records made by her grandfather, PFC
Jerry, the editor on "Public Shelter Living: The Story of
McManus the original Emmy, the model for television's top
Did anyone ever
respond to the a question about the film, "Invasion of Poland,"
asks researcher Jeff Grehan.
See if you can answer any of the questions on the Help page.
Alumni of Signal Corps
Photographic Center / Army Pictorial Center have been asked to donate
artifacts to the
collection at the Museum of the Moving Image.
Collection Curator Barbara
Miller wrote, "We would be very interested in collecting 'artifacts' from
former SCPC/APC staff. These would include cameras (not necessary that they
be in working condition) and other technical equipment, photographs,
scrapbooks, manuals, or any other objects used in the production or
promotion of media created by the military. We have a fairly significant
group of objects related to the APC in our collection, and are committed to
preserving APC history through collecting and exhibiting this material.
Please note we do not collect moving image media (i.e. film and video), only
objects related to their production, promotion, and exhibition."
If you have artifacts you can
offer to the museum, send a note
to this site's Webmaster.
Visit the museum website at