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IN FOCUS: A
TROVE OF APC HISTORY
Army Pictorial Center's monthly newsletter, In Focus, highlighted
film production, history and daily life in Astoria. Eleanore (Mencik)
Jettmar supplied a stack of In Focus copies from 1959 to 1964. Stories
excerpted from In Focus will appear here, but for now, you can read the PDF
Eleanore finished her service as secretary to the commander, and
she filed away various documents like In Focus for future reference. The
In Focus record fills in some details about APC.
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.
A FOXHOLE ON WHEELS
OTHER PHOTO UNITS: 497TH SIGNAL COMPANY
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