785th Eng, Depot Field and North Field Guam
Good evening to all,
My Grandfather, Ira Northern, was in the Army from 1943-1945.All I have to go on is word of mouth and a few war photographs from his estate.I do know that he took boot camp at Camp Attebury in Indiana and was involved in the Philipines, Saipan and Guam.
The pictures I have show a few Philipine images but many are from Guam.A truck he was operating has 785 E AGF 12 on the front bumper.Another picture has an annotation of785th Eng Platoon D company.Others show a combination of the 314 Bomb Wing and the 29th BG "Square O"s at North Field.A final series of photos show a unnamed base camp (mess hall, fuel tanks and graveyards).I believe this camp is Depot (Harmon) field.
I would love to receive any information about this unit or Guam.I have most of the images scanned and would be willing to share with anyone.
Technical Sergeant Scottie Slayback, USAF