1st 8" Howitzer Battery (SP)
Force Troops Fleet Marine Force Pacific

 
Blackie the Photographer:
1st 8" Howitzer Battery (SP), Force Troops Fleet Marine Force Pacific, Dallas, Taylor Publishing Co., ca 1963, 8vo (8 1/2 x 11 1/4 in), hard boards with front cover illustrated, black and white half-tone photographs and illustrations, no copyright notice, unpaginated but 64 pages. Most images have descriptive captions.

Part 1. 1st 8" Howitzer Battery (SP), 1962-3. This is a "yearbook" for 1st 8" Howitzer Battery (SP). It covers the period from the unit's arrival in Okinawa on March, 1962 through the return to the United States in October, 1963. The yearbook is well illustrated with a unit photograph and individual photographs of the members. There is a one page alphabetical index of the unit members which lists home addresses. Part 1 contains 32 unnumbered pages.

Part 2. Okinawa, general photographs of Okinawa, 103 photographs reproduced in black and white halftone, 32 unnumbered pages.

Dating the Book. While the book is undated, it was published ca c1963. The introductory letter from the Commanding Officer, Major John C. McIntosh, is dated 14 Mar 1963.

Credits: Editors: CPL Dwight D. Whitmire & L/CPL Salvatore Blydenburgh. Featured Cartoonist: PFC Reggie L. Lawrence. "Photos by Blackie the Photographer."

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Part I.

Okinawa - Ryukyu Islands (map inside front/back covers and front/back free pages)


Introduction by Major John C. McIntosh.

(Unit Photo - 2 pages)


Officers


Officers & NCOs



Headquarters Platoon



Battery Operations
Battery Administrations

Headquarters Platoon Communications
Headquarters Platoon Motor Transport

Battery Supply
Battery Cooks

1st Platoon


Gun #1
Gun #2

1st Platoon FDC
Communications Section
Maintenance Section

2nd Platoon


Gun #1
Gun #2

2nd Platoon FDC
Communications Section
Maintenance Section

3rd Platoon


Gun #1
Gun #2

2nd Platoon FDC
Communications Section
Maintenance Section

Good Conduct Awards (3 images)

Various Photographs (9 images)

"Okinawa, 1962-3"  (12 images)

"Okinawa, 1962-3, In the Field" (12 images)

"Okinawa, 1962-3, Guerilla Warfare Training" (12 images)


Training at Camp Fuji (9 images)

Training at Camp Fuji (10 images)

Training at Camp Fuji (10 images)

Training at Camp Fuji (8 images)

Training on Okinawa (5 images)

Training on Okinawa (8 images)

Training on Okinawa (8 images)

Montage of Photographs


Names and Home Addresses

 -- End Part I)
 
 
Part II.

Okinawa

The Long Journy Over
Dependent's House
Troop Quarters
Dependent Housing Area

Shopping Center (PX/BX)
The Church of Your Choice
US Army Hospital
Dependent School

Okuma Rest Center
Yaka Beach Rest Center
Ishikawa Beach

American Clubs (Machinato NCO Club, American Legion - 2 views)

"Naha" Okinawa's Largest City


A Typical Southern Scene

A Typical Northern Scene

The Famous Five (part 1)
   "PaPa-San's Day is Done"
   "The Happy Valley"

   
The Famous Five (part 2)
   "MaMa-san"
   "Okinawan Baby Sitter"
   "Houseo"
  
   
(View of pineapple fields)

(A child sitting in freshly cut sugar cane)

Typical Okinawan Scenes (7 images)

Typical Okinawan Scenes (4 images)

Typical Okinawan Scenes (6 images with "Ice Plunt" photo)

Typical Okinawan Scenes (4 images with pig on a bicycle photo)

Typical Okinawan Scenes (Aerial view of Southern Okinawa)

Typical Okinawan Scenes (6 images)

Typical Okinawan Scenes (6 images)

Okinawan Rice Belt

Tea House of the August Moon (4 images)


Nami-no-gu Shrine

Temple at Kin village, Buckner memorial, Pyle memorial

Angelus of Okinawa

Memorial at Suicide Cliff
Cave of the Virgins


The Habu and Mongoose (6 images)

Divorce rock -"Otofuishi" (4 images)

Divorce rock -"Otofuishi" (4 images)

Rice Paddies

Fishing and the Sea  (includes butchering of a whale)

Papaya, Bananas, Pineapples & Rice (4 pics)

"The Last Mile"

Photo of Blackie & Photo of Seaside village
 and Blackie's Poem "Photo of Life"




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