Thought to have been taken at Camp Atterbury (Indiana) in 1943, seven men of the 608th pose for a photo. Shown L to R in back row is an unknown soldier, Martin W. Jackson and Carroll Campbell. Front row on far right is Joe Spagna. The others are unknown. Photo courtesy of William Jackson.
Thought to have been taken at Camp Atterbury (Indiana) in 1943, nine men of the 608th pose for a photo. Shown L to R in front row is Martin W. Jackson, unknown, unknown and Carroll Campbell. Back row, L to R, Daniell McBride, unknown, unknown, Joe Spagna and unknown. Photo courtesy of William Jackson.
Shown L to R is Carroll Campbell, Martin W. Jackson, Ken Tintle and Joe Spagna. Probably taken while stationed at Camp Atterbury, Indiana in 1943. This would have been prior to the unit's deactivation in December of 1943 when it's members were transferred to other battalions. Some of the unit's receiving soldiers included the 607th, 610th, 643rd and the 807th. Photo courtesy of William Jackson.
Two buddies of the 608th are Martin W. Jackson on left and Carroll Campbell on right. Photo courtesy of William Jackson.
Shown is a footlocker formally belonging to Curtis H. Adams (Ser.# O-413145) who was the commanding officer of Pioneer Company of the 608th Tank Destroyer Battalion in May of 1942. At the time he held the rank of 1st Lieutenant. At some point he served as A Company Commander. You can see that his footlocker lists him as a Major but we have confirmed that he eventually reached the rank of Colonel. The 608th was deactivated in December of 1943, and we have no information on where Adams went. I did find a Curtis H. Adams Jr. that attended West Point, graduating in 1965. He is listed as coming from a military family and after looking at his yearbook photo, he could very well be his son. Photo provided courtesy of Susan Johnson.
An original barracks sign for the Reconnaissance company of the 608th. Photo courtesy of Mike Justin.