April 8, 1919 – Company A boys on film

Castle watch

During and after the war, photographers of the U.S. Army Signal Corps took thousands of photos.  Many of these photos showing the utter devastation that occurred in France were taken by them.  After the A.E.F. moved into the Rhineland, the photographers continued their work where their work took on a little more relaxed nature.

On February 8, 1919, Sergeant First Class Charles Mace took this photograph and on this date 100 years ago the Signal Corps received it.

It is a photo of two Company A men checking out Burg Eltz, an “old castle near Moselkern, Germany”.  Seated is Corporal Frank Grandel.  Standing is Corporal William Benoit.  Benoit was one of the cooks working under Jay.

The photo was taken by Sergeant First Class Charles Mace of the Signal Corps and provided to me by Peter Wever.

Castle watch - Copy

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