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Groups of marching soldiers. On back: "A battalion of Camp Grant trainees passes in review on one of the camp's two spacious drill fields. In addition to their training for service with ambulance, collecting, clearing, station hospital and general…

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts soldiers marching in units on a field with barracks in the background.

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Showing a marching band in front of a flagpole. On back: "Saluting Old Glory at Camp Grant, Illinois, is the Medical Department Replacement Center's military band. On this spot the cannon's thundering report is the signal for the raising of the flag…

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A Camp Grant building during World War II. The room is filled with maps, as well as a couch, desk with periodicals, and table and chairs.

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A performer in military uniform sings at the microphone at Camp Grant during World War II.

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Five women in polka dot dresses dance on stage. Part of the recreational activities at Camp Grant during World War II.

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Soldiers in uniform dance with young women in civilian clothing. Part of the recreational activities at Camp Grant during World War II.

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Soldiers in uniform dance with young women in civilian clothing. Part of the recreational activities at Camp Grant during World War II.

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The head doctor at Camp Grant (far left) presents a man with a new uniform. It may be a promotion. Two other men in military uniforms look on.

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A group of soldiers and women in civilian clothes gather around a microphone. The photograph appears to have been taken through a fence or window screen. Believed to be at Camp Grant during World War II.

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Three men in western costumes perform a skit on stage. Believed to be at Camp Grant during World War II.

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A man in a cowboy hat performs a skit on stage. He is standing behind a bar. Believed to be at Camp Grant during World War II.

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An unidentified man in a pinstriped suit stands back stage in front of a curtain. Believed to be at Camp Grant during World War II.

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Unidentified man in military uniform sits at a desk. A Camp Grant Telephone Directory hangs on the wall behind him.

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Three little boys watch a soldier in uniform perform a trick or game on stage. Believed to be at Camp Grant during World War II.

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A soldier receives his uniforms. Camp Grant during World War II.

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A soldier in military uniform sits at a desk in a Camp Grant building. On the wall is a map of the "Italian Campaign". Bookshelves are filled with orientation material and suggested reading.

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A U.S.O. Camp Show at Camp Grant during World War II. A man raises his hat to a woman with a parasol. A band plays behind them.

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A woman in a floral dress performs on stage. A banner behind her reads "Presented by U.S.O. Camp Shows." Part of the recreational activities at Camp Grant during World War II.

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A ventriloquist performs on stage with his dummy. A pianist in a polka dot dress plays in the background. Part of the recreational activities at Camp Grant during World War II.

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A soldier in military uniform stands at the microphone on stage at Camp Grant. There is an accordion player behind him.

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Aerial rendering of the crisscross patterns of roads, fields, and buildings that make up Camp Grant. On back: "Lower center is the Recruit Reception Center, where as many as 20,000 new soldiers may be outfitted and processed each month. Top left is…

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Airplane landing at Camp Grant.

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A promotional photo of Al Kavelin. He and his orchestra are believed to have been guest performers at Camp Grant during World War II.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts new recruits on benches while soldiers hand out paperwork for testing.

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Shows many two-story barracks in neat rows. A handwritten date on the back (Aug. 5, 1941) suggests that this postcard is World War 11 era.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts an assembly of civilian recruits with their bags disembarking from trains.

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Group of men in striped shirts with baseball gloves. A military officer, Captain Cyril J. Ballam sits at the left. Part of the recreational activities at Camp Grant during World War II.

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A baseball player in a Browns jersey stands at the plate to bat with a catcher behind him. The Browns were likely a St.Louis team affiliated with the Army's Granite City Depot of Engineering.

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Kids playing baseball with a crowd behind the backstop. Believed to be related to Camp Grant activities during World War II.

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An unidentified man in military uniform stands in a field with a baseball glove. Believed to be related to Camp Grant.

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Basketball payer in a Camp Grant uniform prepares to shoot the ball.

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The home of Howard and Phyllis Monson at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. There are dark coverings on all of the windows of the house. It is possible that these are blackout drapes. As an industrial city during World War II, Rockford, Illinois was a target for…

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The back door of Howard and Phyllis Monson's home at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. The windows at the side of the house are covered with dark panels that are clipped to the window frame at the top. These are possibly blackout shielding. During World War II,…

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A promotional photo of "Blue Barron". He and his orchestra are believed to have been guest performers at Camp Grant during World War II.

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A promotional photo of performer Bob Cross. He is identified as Bob Cross and his orchestra "Mellow Music". He is believed to have been a guest performer at Camp Grant during World War II.

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A boxing match on the grounds of Camp Grant during World War II.

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A promotional photo of Boyd Raeburn. He and his orchestra are believed to have been guest performers at Camp Grant during World War II.

Stasica, Bruno - WW II.pdf
Born September 22, 1921, Bruno Stasica joined the Army in 1942 and then applied to the Army Air Force, ultimately becoming a paratrooper. He was discharged in 1946. He died May 15, 2007.

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Barracks at Camp Grant.

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The Camp Grant Baseball team playing at an unidentified location.

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Seven basketball players with Captain Cyril J. Ballam at right. At Camp Grant during World War II.

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Captain Cyril J. Ballam, dressed in military uniform, stands with Camp Grant basketball player number 13 and two other men in military uniform.

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Camp Grant basketball player number 13 shakes hands with an unidentified officer.

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The Camp Grant basketball team poses with two men in military uniform.

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The Camp Grant basketball team stand on the court under the hoop. Cyril J. Ballam stands at the far right in his military uniform.

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Captain Cyril Ballam stands at the right in military uniform. With him is a basketball team believed to be related to Camp Grant.

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A chapel at Camp Grant during World War II.

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A chorus line of soldiers performing at Camp Grant. Performance was related to Camp Grant activities.

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A chorus line of soldiers performing at Camp Grant. Dwight C. Austin is third from the left. Harry Trunk is fourth from the left. Performance was related to Camp Grant activities.

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A soldier in uniform cooks a large vat of sausages at Camp Grant during World War II.

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Camp Grant Hospital Ward. Several men are sitting up in their beds.

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Soldiers reading and relaxing in the Camp Grant Library.

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Soldiers in the Mess Hall at Camp Grant during World War II.

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Men in military uniforms sit down to a meal in the mess hall at Camp Grant.

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Thirteen men in military uniform stand on stage in front of an American flag. Believed to be Camp Grant.

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Three men perform on stage at the microphone. A man in a plaid suit leans against a man in a cowboy costume who is looking at a man in a pinstriped suit. Part of the recreational activities at Camp Grant during World War II.

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Mr. Harry Perlee, superintendent of mail at Camp Grant, provides customer service to two soldiers.

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Several soldier pose with a group of women under a sign that reads "Recreation Hall." Part of the recreational activities at Camp Grant during World War II.

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A large group of men in military uniforms gather for a picture in front of the Recruit Reception Center sign at Camp Grant.
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