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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Catalog of Images

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Captured German map showing geodetic control around St. Nazaire, France.
France 1944-45
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Title page of captured German geodetic control book for St. Nazaire.
France 1944-45
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Listing of geodetic control points with rectangular coordinates. From captured German geodetic control book for St. Nazaire
France 1944-45
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Listing of geodetic control points with rectangular coordinates. From captured German geodetic control book for St. Nazaire
France 1944-45
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Diagrams of objects used to establish azimuth for orienting artillery. From captured German geodetic control book for St. Nazaire
France 1944-45
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Sketches with maps of various geodetic control points. From captured German geodetic control book for St. Nazaire
France 1944-45
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Group photograph of ill-fated Battery B of the 285th FAOB. Major Fair J. Bryant was executive officer and survey officer of the 285th FAOB.
Fort Sill, Oklahoma 1944
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"Malmedy Massacre" - approximately 70 members of Battery B killed after captured . Fair J. Bryant was travelling with Battery A of 285th at time of massacre. Occurred at beginning of Battle of the Bulge
Malmedy, Belgium December 17, 1944
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Commander Maurice A. Hecht at left - first instructor for radar ranging class. Observation battalion training in use of radar to determine enemy gun location
Fort Sill, Oklahoma 1944
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Officers' Sound and Flash Ranging Class No. 16. #9- Harry D. Reed; #11 - Charley Schanck; #12 C. M. Shinn
Fort Sill, Oklahoma 1944
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Typical Corps Survey Problem. Illustrating the complexity of battlefield surveying
Fort Sill, Oklahoma Post WW II
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Francis X. Popper plotting hydrographic survey in New Guinea. Regimental navigator for Army amphibious engineers. May and Larusso standing guard
New Guinea 1944
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Chart of Efate Island produced on board the PATHFINDER. Printed on board in July 1943. Green areas denote wiredrag coverage
New Hebrides, Efate Island, Pacific Ocean 1943
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Chart of Lifa-Uvea Passage produced on board the PATHFINDER. Printed on board in September 1944
Lifa-Uvea Passage, Loyalty Islands, Pacific Ocean
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Massacre Bay. HYDROGRAPHER led transports and combatants to anchorage areas during invasion
Alaska, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands 1946
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Marine mapping party working with a plane table. Photo from article in Military Engineer
Solomon Islands 1943?
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Marine photographic intelligence work. Photo from article in Military Engineer
Southwest Pacific 1943?
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Relief map of Truk Island developed to guide bombing missions. Work of Roswell Bolstad while Marine intelligence officer
Truk Islands 1944
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Approach recognition chart of Truk Islands. Chart shows varying aspects of Truk while approaching from different directions . Work of Roswell Bolstad while Marine intelligence officer
Truk Islands 1944
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Anti-aircraft battery at Guadalcanal commanded by Robert A. Earle. Early use of C&GS by Marines
Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal 1943
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Artillery survey crew of 10th Marines with 3 captured Japanese battle flags. Survey crew caught in middle of huge Japanese banzai charge at Battle of Saipan . Robert A. Earle, in center front, commanding officer of survey crew
Saipan, Marianas Islands July 13, 1944
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Artillery survey crew of 10th Marines with survey gear. Commanded by Robert A. Earle, back row 4th from left
Saipan, Marianas Islands July 13, 1944
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Amphibious landing beach on Tinian at H+5 hours. Note survey crew on left already beginning work for artillery survey
Tinian, Marianas Islands
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Measuring a baseline at low tide across reef area.
Western Pacific 1944?
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Jeremiah Morton's survey crew on Saipan. Newspaper article termed Morton and his crew "sniper bait"
Saipan, Marianas Islands July 1944
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Hydrographic survey signal on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima. This signal was erected within a short time of the famous American flag raising .
Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima February 1945
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Transportation on the upper Amazon River. Transporting survey crews of Carl Aslakson. Aslakson with Army Air 311th Air Photo Wing
Upper Amazon River, Brazil 1943
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Projection scheme for aeronautical charts of the U.S. Army Air Forces. This scheme was developed by Paul A. Smith, head of C&GS aeronautical charting. Army Air Forces routes pioneered modern commercial routes
1943
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C&GS Puerto Princesa, Philippines chart with military grid. Philippine Islands covered by C&GS charts prior to war. Charts helped U.S. forces transport men and equipment. Offensive operations planned using C&GS charts as well
Puerto Princesa, Philippines 1944
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Photo of Nazi submariner foot (?) trying to get out of submarine escape hatch. Office of Strategic Services project to find sunken vessels with new technology . Ray Tryon and John O. Phillips worked off USCGC GENTIAN in 1944. Example of early surface controlled ocean bottom photography
New York Bight area 1944
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Woman professional operating tide prediction machine. World War II opened up many opportunities for women. Over 1/2 of males with C&GS joined the Armed Services
Washington, D.C. 1944
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WEMS - The Women's Emergency Map Service. WEMS started as a joke passed to press that ran national article. Although never a formal service, women functioned in many C&GS jobs during war. By war's end, there was more truth to WEMS than cartoonist had visualized
Washington, D.C. February 1943
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Women operating automatic projection ruling machine
Washington, D.C. 1944
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Woman operating photo-reproduction equipment
Washington, D.C. 1944
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Woman draftsman preparing chart manuscript
Washington, D.C. 1944
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Women working in map-folding room
Washington, D.C. 1944
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Officer discussing work with woman operating photogrammetric stereoplotter.
Washington, D.C. 1944
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Wrecked Japanese ship at Kiska
Ponape, Caroline Islands, Kite Harbor 1946
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Another wrecked Japanese ship at Kiska
Alaska, Kiska, Aleutian Islands 1946
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Scrambling through the scree
Alaska Peninsula 1944
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Bob Pryce taking a breather at the station
Alaska Peninsula 1944
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Bob Pryce getting near the top. On the way to Station Wide
Alaska Peninsula 1944
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Climbing through the snow on the ridge lines. On the way to Station Wide
Alaska Peninsula 1944
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Coming down the mountain.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands
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One slip and you'll have some cold feet. On the way to Station Wide
Alaska Peninsula 1944
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Resting up and taking in the view. On the way to Station Wide
Alaska Peninsula 1944
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Packing into Yellowstone. Yellowstone National Park area 1950. One of the last horseback operations in the C&GS
Wyoming, Yellowstone area 1950
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Getting out before the snow gets deep. Yellowstone National Park area 1950. One of the last horseback operations in the C&GS
Montana, Black Mountain 1950
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Getting out before the snow gets deep - Bob Pryce with a little snow. Yellowstone National Park area 1950. One of the last horseback operations in the C&GS
Virginia, York River 1950
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Getting out before the snow gets deep. Yellowstone National Park area 1950. One of the last horseback operations in the C&GS
Montana, Black Mountain 1950

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