Posted 5 years ago
I'm honoring today, some of my husband's family members who served in the military in WWII. This is his grandfather and uncle, who both served in the US Army/ Army Air Force. Grandpa Gore was a career officer before the War, and was called to active duty in 1942. Zane joined the Army Air Force sometime after his high school graduation in 1942, I believe it was in 1943. He served in France until after the war, and brought home a German War Bride.
The third photo shows Grandpa Gore leaving for active duty January 17, 1942 , about 6 weeks after Pearl Harbor. On the right is my late mother-in-law, who was about 10 when this photo was taken. Zane was a senior in high school, age 17.
I'd love to know the meaning of the different insignias on the uniforms, if any of you military experts can help, that would be awesome!