Pittsburgh Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines
My mother's friend gave us a page
of the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph
dated Thursday, 29 July 1943.
It features under the heading
"Our Boys' Honor Roll" eight
rows of eleven photos each of
Pittsburgh area soldiers, sailors,
airmen and Marines then in the
service. Below each photo is the
name, rank, branch of service, hometown,
street addresses in some cases and the name
of a family member.
I had intended to scan the page
but reconsidered that after realizing
the paper is too fragile to allow it.
Instead, I photographed the entire
page with my Canon DSLR, encompassing
ten to twelve images per photo.
Unfortunately, because of the way
the page was folded and because the
paper is nearly sixty-three years old, some
of the 88 photos are not complete, i.e., they
have been torn or creased.Nevertheless,
most of them are intact, and I was able to get
pretty good results using ISO 800 with
I also created an Excel worksheet
listing the names, hometowns, branch
of service and rank.
Since I don't know what the maximum
message size is in the forum, I shall
list the data from the Excel worksheet
in replies to this.
If anyone discovers a relative and wants
a photo from the page, just email me.