The men of the unit sit down for a meal. The officers usually sat together and in this case, they are at the rear with the enlisted men at the tables in the foreground. At the rear table, with his back to the wall and centered is Lt. Col. Louis C. Cadenhead Jr. It is hard to see but he has a mustache. To the right is Cpt, John T. Wolfe. At the doorway on right is Michael A. Coviello and Louis Salloway is on left. Behind them is Mess SSgt. Chester J. Stempleski. At the front tables, James P. Duffy is on the left side of the center table, third from bottom (counting all heads). Next to him in the second position is John J. Yauch. On the right of that same table is Edward R. Schmuff, third from bottom, with James W. Smith in fourth position. The photo is identified as being taken in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. The unit was billeted or housed in a vicarage or residence of church leadership. Photo courtesy of Sean Duffy.
T/5 James P. Duffy on left with SSgt. Gerrit Snitselaar on right. The two men were at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, where the 1st TD Brigade was stationed, for about nine months of training. They also took part in maneuvers held there. Photo courtesy of Sean Duffy.
James P. Duffy and an unknown soldier pose while at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. Photo courtesy of Sean Duffy.
Brigadier General Herbert L. Earnest stands in center, looking out from one of the caves or tunnels in or around Hitler's retreat in Berchesgarden, Bavaria, Germany. James P. Duffy is standing on the left with who we think is Sgt. Simon Cummins on right. Photo courtesy of Sean Duffy.
James P. Duffy poses for a photo while at Camp Claiborne, LA. Courtesy of Sean Duffy.
Another photo of James P. Duffy on right, while at Hitler's retreat in Berchesgarden, Germany. The soldier on left may again be SSgt. Simon Cummins. Courtesy of Sean Duffy.
Another image of James P. Duffy while at Camp Claiborne, LA. Photo courtesy of Sean Duffy.
James P. Duffy shows his motorcycling riding skills while stationed in Europe. Motorcycles were used by tank destroyer units for communication between troops and reconnaissance of enemy positions. Courtesy of Sean Duffy.
The 1st TD Brigade sign identifies the unit's Command Post or possibly sleeping quarters for their personnel. When possible, schools and larger buildings were utilize to provide accommodations for the men. Photo courtesy of Sean Duffy.