WWII DONALD B. WELLER OF THE U.S. ARMY 1942-1943 TUNISIA etc
10” x 7 3/4” 12 page photo album contains 76 photos. The pages are 3/32” thick. Each photo is provided with a caption which denotes either people and/or place depicted. Photos are odd prints and small. Each are held between thick card stack backing and cutouts in beige page. The front cover is gray and speckled black. An emblem of a serpent graces the front cover. The binding of the back cover is threadbare.
The album belonged to Officer Donald B. Weller of the U.S. Army. As written clearly on an empty pocket at the back of the album, Weller was stationed at Fort Lyautey in Morocco, in Tunisia, Sicily, and England between 1942-1943. According to the timeline provided on the last page, it appears that the album is not in sequential order. Five 1” x 1.5” photos under the title “Action in Sicily” are glued to the inside of the front cover. “Action” is apt in regards to these wartime photos. At least one photo contains a dead body.
Photos are of base camps, convoys, fellow officers, sergeants, fallen airplanes, and European sights and street scenes. There is one photo of a man smiling as he kneels with a photo of Hitler in hand.