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Guide to the Fred Bridges Photograph Collection, 1945-1946
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Description
The Fred Bridges Photograph Collection contains photographs documenting street scenes, local events, and individual U.S. Marines stationed in Tanggu and Tientsin, China as part of the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion. A booklet issued to Marines stationed in China provides insight into American perceptions of China immediately following World War II.
Background
Fred Bridges took part in the World War II invasion of Normandy as a Navy hospital corpsman. After the invasion he was transferred to the Fleet Marines, before being assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion. As part of that Battalion, Bridges went to Okinawa and then to Tanggu and Tientsin, China in September 1945. He returned to the United States on the USS General Meigs and attended college after completing his service. In 1950 he joined the U.S. Army and went to Korea and served as a fort and air observer. After Korea he returned to the U.S. to finish school, and became a math, science, and P.E. teacher at a middle school in Portland, Oregon. He also joined the Army Reserve and retired as a Captain.
Extent
0.45 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.