Abbot engineer. (Camp Abbot, Or.) 1943-1944, May 27, 1944, Page Page Eight, Image 8

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    Page Eight
Camp Abbot, Ore., May 27,19
Photos Taken at Camp Abbot
Signal Corps Shots Taken
Col. Frank S. Besson, Post Commander, was one o f the first to run
the hazardous infiltration course here. The colonel is shown with
his faithful pipe clinched firm ly between his teeth, making his way
through barbed wire entanglements while machine gun slugs whiz
a few inches over his head.
In all theaters o f operations, the Corps o f Engineers prepares the way for the advance over land and
nai t . It builds roads and bridges of several types. Above photograph shows Camp Abbot Arm y
Service Forces engineer trainees learning by doing. They are laying a heavy ponton bridge across
the Deschutes river in record time.
Ca-np Abbot trainees are shown here negotiating the rope ladders
o f the debarkatien tower. Sposl boats circle the tower sharply to
“ rough up" the water, causing the structure to pitch and heave in
the manner o f a ship at sea.
The alsoe picture shows one phase of the rigging application
course, an important purl of combat engineer training. The train
re’s current problem is to apply correctly his knowledge of the
“.•spiare knot.
Inevitably a ¡nip can Is* found
following a I tody o f troops. This
canine youngster d e c id e d the
hike back home was too much,
so he hitched a ride on the |>ack
o f a passing corporal.
This unusual photograph shows the final stone being lowered into
place on one ot tin* huge chimney which serve the new Officer’s
( lull. These trainees, who ar«* engaged in heavy construction, work
under the guidance of the Specialist Branch. ‘
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