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  1. A section 8 of Camp Rucker
    During World War II Charles Overstreet sent postcards to his friend Curley Belt back home in Flora, Illinois. Since Charlie was more comfortable with drawing pictures than writing words, he decorated his postcards with original ink drawing depicting army life in a humorous. It is postmarked June 19, 1944 and was mailed from Camp Rucker, Alabama.

  2. Adolf Hitler
    An example of Nazi internal propaganda collected by Corporal Charles Overstreet during his tour of duty in World War II Germany. These leaflets were distributed to German citizens by Hitler`s government.

  3. Adolf Hitler
    An example of Nazi internal propaganda collected by Corporal Charles Overstreet during his tour of duty in World War II Germany. These leaflets were distributed to German citizens by Hitler`s government.

  4. After the war
    Woodrow ""Shorty"" May, Charles Overstreet, George Nicholson and Jim Kalista in Manitowoc, Wisconsin in the 1950s. Original photograph size: 3.48 in (h) x 4.53 in (w).

  5. After the war
    Jim Kalista, Katie and Charles Overstreet, and George Nicholson and his wife in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in the 1970s. Original photograph size: 4.71 in (h) x 6.69 in (w).

  6. After the war
    Carl Lewandowski, Marland ""Bud"" May, Gerald J. Piaskowski and Charles Overstreet in Two Rivers, Wisconsin during the 1950s. Original photograph size: 4.53 in (h) x 6.55 in (w).

  7. After the war
    Woodrow ""Shorty"" May, Charles Overstreet and Alvin Titera in Manitowoc, Wisconsin during the 1950s. Original photograph size: 3.48 in (h) x 4.53 in (w).

  8. After the war
    A picture taken at a reunion in the late 1950s in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Pictured left to right are Laveryn Thornton, Charles Overstreet, Kenneth F. Holzhueter, Bill McCoy and their wives. Original photograph size: 4.29 in (h) x 6.46 in (w).

  9. After the war
    Charles Overstreet, Donald B. Barr and Carral Gibbs in Flora, Illinois sometime after the war, probably the mid 1950s. Original photograph size: 4.53 in (h) x 6.40 in (w).

  10. After the war
    Unknown man, Woodrow ""Shorty"" May, Charles Overstreet and James F. Kalista in Two Rivers, Wisconsin sometime after the war, probably late 1940s or early 1950s. Original photograph size 3.52 in (h) x 4.56 in (w).

  11. And someone said Merry Xmas!!
    During World War II Charles Overstreet sent postcards to his friend Curley Belt back home in Flora, Illinois. Since Charlie was more comfortable with drawing pictures than writing words, he decorated his postcards with original ink drawings depicting army life in a humorous manner. This postcard was sent from Fort Benning, Georgia and is postmarked 1943.

  12. Artillery Fire
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows the unit learning how to fire a 401 Howitzer CM43 artillery gun. Original photograph size: 2.04 in (h) x 2.33 in (w).

  13. Artillery Fire
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows the unit learning how to fire a 401 Howitzer CM43 artillery gun. Original photograph size: 2.13 in (h) x 2.34 in (w).

  14. Artillery Fire
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows the unit learning how to fire a 401 Howitzer CM43 artillery gun from under the cover of camouflage. Original photograph size: 2.15 in (h) x 2.29 in (w).

  15. Artillery Fire
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows the unit learning how to fire a 401 Howitzer CM43 artillery gun from under the cover of camouflage. Original photograph size: 2.15 in (h) x 2.33 in (w).

  16. Artillery Fire
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows the unit learning how to fire a 401 Howitzer CM43 artillery gun. Original photograph size: 2.09 in (h) x 2.34 in (w).

  17. Artillery Fire
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows the unit learning how to fire a 401 Howitzer CM43 artillery gun. Original photograph size: 2.13 in (h) x 2.38 in (w).

  18. Artillery Fire
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows the unit learning how to fire a 401 Howitzer CM43 artillery gun. Original photograph size: 1.93 in (h) x 2.24 in (w).

  19. Artillery Fire
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows the unit learning how to fire a 401 Howitzer CM43 artillery gun. Original photograph size: 2.13 in (h) x 2.45 in (w).

  20. Bomb Damage
    Corporal Charles Overstreet was the photographer and radioman for the Headquarters Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. While his unit marched across Germany in an attempt to reach Berlin he was able to document the damage done to the German infrastructure by the war. Original photograph size: 2.24 in (h) x 3.57 in (w).

  21. Bomb Damage
    Corporal Charles Overstreet was the photographer and radioman for the Headquarters Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. While his unit marched across Germany in an attempt to reach Berlin he was able to document the damage done to the German infrastructure by the war. Original photograph size: 3.86 in (h) x 2.54 in (w).

  22. Bomb Damage
    Corporal Charles Overstreet was the photographer and radioman for the Headquarters Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. While his unit marched across Germany in an attempt to reach Berlin he was able to document the damage done to the German infrastructure by the war. Original photograph size: 3.05 in (h) x 4.80 in (w).

  23. Bomb Damage
    Corporal Charles Overstreet was the photographer and radioman for the Headquarters Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. While his unit marched across Germany in an attempt to reach Berlin he was able to document the damage done to the German infrastructure by the war. Original photograph size: 2.07 in (h) x 2.18 in (w).

  24. Bomb Damage
    Corporal Charles Overstreet was the photographer and radioman for the Headquarters Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. While his unit marched across Germany in an attempt to reach Berlin he was able to document the damage done to the German infrastructure by the war. Original photograph size: 2.18 in (h) x 2.15 in (w).

  25. Bomb Damage
    Corporal Charles Overstreet was the photographer and radioman for the Headquarters Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. While his unit marched across Germany in an attempt to reach Berlin he was able to document the damage done to the German infrastructure by the war. Original photograph size: 2.11 in (h) x 2.18 in (w).

  26. Bomb Damage
    Corporal Charles Overstreet was the photographer and radioman for the Headquarters Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. While his unit marched across Germany in an attempt to reach Berlin he was able to document the damage done to the German infrastructure by the war. Original photograph size: 2.54 in (h) x 3.73 in (w).

  27. Bomb Damage
    Corporal Charles Overstreet was the photographer and radioman for the Headquarters Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. While his unit marched across Germany in an attempt to reach Berlin he was able to document the damage done to the German infrastructure by the war. Original photograph size: 2.11 in (h) x 2.13 in (w).

  28. Bombing Damage
    Corporal Charles Overstreet was the photographer and radioman for the Headquarters Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. During the later part of the war his unit travelled across Germany in a bid to capture Berlin. Corporal Overstreet had many opportunities to take pictures of bomb damage done to the infrastructure of Germany during this march. This is a bomb damaged bridge. Original potograph size: 2.11 in (h) x 2.13 in (w).

  29. But nurse, I've only got a cold
    During World War II Charles Overstreet sent postcards to his friend Curley Belt back home in Flora, Illinois. Since Charlie was more comfortable with drawing pictures than writing words, he decorated his postcards with original ink drawing depicting army life in a humorous manner. This postcard was sent from Fort Benning, Georgia and is postmarked Jan. 24, 1944.

  30. Camouflage
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows the unit learning how to camouflage a jeep. Original photograph size: 2.11 in (h) x 2.27 in (w).

  31. Camouflage
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows the unit learning how to camouflage their rifles. Original photograph size: 2.18 in (h) x 2.47 in (w).

  32. Camp McCoy Firing Range
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows members of the unit learning to fire the M1 rifle at the Camp McCoy firing range. Original photograph size: 2.25 in (h) x 2.49 in (w).

  33. Camp McCoy Firing Range
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows members of the unit learning to fire the M1 rifle at the Camp McCoy firing range. Original photograph size: 2.09 in (h) x 2.38 in (w).

  34. Camp McCoy Firing Range
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows the a soldier checking a target at the Camp McCoy firing range. Original photograph size: 2.18 in (h) x 2.51 in (w).

  35. Camp McCoy Firing Range
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows members of the unit learning to fire the M1 rifle at the Camp McCoy firing range. Original photograph size: 2.13 in (h) x 2.42 in (w).

  36. Camp McCoy Firing Range
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows a soldier checking behind a target at the Camp McCoy firing range. Original photograph size: 2.15 in (h) x 2.40 in (w).

  37. Camp McCoy Firing Range
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows members of the unit learning to fire the M1 rifle at the Camp McCoy firing range. Original photograph size: 2.13 in (h) x 2.40 in (w).

  38. Camp McCoy Firing Range
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows members of the unit learning to fire the M1 rifle at the Camp McCoy firing range. Original photograph size: 2.09 in (h) x 2.38 in (w).

  39. Camp McCoy Firing Range
    A photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of his unit during training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This photo shows members of the unit learning to fire the M1 rifle at the Camp McCoy firing range. Original photograph size: 4.40 in (h) x 7.61 in (w).

  40. Censors Mark
    This is an example of a censor mark on the back of one of Charles Overstreet`s photographs that he took while in Europe during World War II. Corporal Overstreet was the photographer and radioman for the Headquarters Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. A censor had to approve and place this mark on his photographs before the corporal could send his pictures home to the United States. Original photograph size: 2.36 in (h) x 3.57 in (w).

  41. Charles Overstreet
    A photograph taken of Corporal Charles Overstreet during his unit`s training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. He is pictured here using a movie camera. Note the WWI leggings of his uniform. His unit was not issued actual boots until they were shipped overseas. Original photograph size: 8 in (h) x 5 in (w).

  42. Charles Overstreet
    This is a photo ofCorporal Charles Overstreet, who was the photographer and radioman for the Headquarters Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This unit served as part of the Ninth Army in Germany during World War II. Original photograph size: 2.92 in (h) x 4.24 in (w).

  43. Charles Overstreet
    A photograph taken of Corporal Charles Overstreet during his training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. Original photograph size: 2.99 in (h) x 1.84 in (w).

  44. Charles Overstreet
    This is a photo ofCorporal Charles Overstreet, who was the photographer and radioman for the Headquarters Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This unit served as part of the Ninth Army in Germany during World War II. Original photograph size: 4.96 in (h) x 3.43 in (w).

  45. Charles Overstreet
    A photograph taken of Corporal Charles Overstreet during his unit`s training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. Original photograph size: 5.0 in (h0 x 3.55 in (w).

  46. Charles Overstreet
    A photograph taken of Corporal Charles Overstreet during his training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in 1943. Corporal Overstreet was a T5 technician and battalion photographer of the Headquarters Battery Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. Original photograph size: 4.87 in (h) x 3.73 in (w).

  47. Charlie and the Mays
    A photograph taken of Charles Overstreet, Woodrow ""Shorty"" May and Woodrow`s wife in 1954 at the Overstreet home in Flora, Illinois. Charlie is growing a beard for Flora`s Centennial Celebration. Original photograph size: 3.43 in (h) x 5.41 in (w).

  48. Cologne, Germany
    Photograph taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet of bomb wreckage in Cologne, Germany in 1945. Corporal Overstreet was the photographer and radioman for the Headquarters Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This unit passed throught this city as they worked there way to Berlin. Original photograph size: 3.70 in (h) x 2.60 in (w).

  49. Cologne, Germany
    Photograph taken of a church spire by Corporal Charles Overstreet in Cologne, Germany in 1945. Corporal Overstreet was the photographer and radioman for the Headquarters Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This unit passed throught this city as they worked there way to Berlin. Original photograph size: 3.75 in (h) x 2.56 in (w).

  50. Cologne, Germany
    Photograph of a cathedral taken by Corporal Charles Overstreet in Cologne, Germany in 1945. Corporal Overstreet was the photographer and radioman for the Headquarters Radio Unit of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion. This unit passed throught this city as they worked there way to Berlin. Original photograph size: 2.22 in (h) x 2.20 in (w).

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