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Photographs of wounded World War II veterans in 1945 at Northington Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Photographs of wounded veterans from World War II

From time to time we find and publish photographs that might be of interest to families and researchers. These are some we found at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Links are included to the source.

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Lt. Homer B. Pou, Northington General Hospital patient from Tuscaloosa, Ala., is shown with his first pay check since February 1944 – a check for $6,459 Q46249“Lt. Homer B. Pou, Northington General Hospital patient from Tuscaloosa, Ala., is shown with his first pay check since February 1944 – a check for $6,459! Back at our air base in England those USO units were really entertaining, said Pou. Despite air raids, the show always went on. Pou, first pilot on a B-17, was shot down March 8, 1944, by German Fighters on the second large Berlin raid. Two of his crew were killed, the rest bailed out and were captured by Germans. It was thirty hours after his capture that the lieutenant received treatment for his wounded arm, which had been broken by shell fire. “Our medical treatment was very inadequate,” said the lieutenant. “And the food given us by the Germans consisted mostly of potatoes and bread.” Around the first of this year the prisoners were forced to march 90 kilometers from their camp, Stalag Luft No. 3, to Bavaria, where they were liberated April 28 by U. S. troops. Pou, who was in the hospital with an infection of his arm bone, was sent to an American hospital in France before traveling to the States aboard a liberty ship. He arrived at Northington June 5, 1945. “At our P.O.W. camp we had an Alabama Club, composed of about 25 men from this state. Talking to our fellow Alabamians kept us from going off our nut.” Photographer, Northington PRO, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Q46249

ALABAMA DEATHS FROM WW I

Two wounded veterans recovering at Northington General Hospital. Tuscaloosa,ca. 1945 Alabama Q46251Two wounded veterans recovering at Northington General Hospital. Tuscaloosa, Alabama ca. 1945– Cpl. William Garrett (left), Union City, Tenn. and Pfc. Rayphard Barrett, Lynn, Ala., are shown in one of the ward ‘bull sessions’ at Northington General Hospital, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. “While in the hospital overseas and here at Northington the U. S. O. Camp shows really have helped us pass away the long hours in bed,” the men stated. “They visit our wards and entertain us just as if they were on the stage.” Q46251

Alabama serviceman Beasley, a patient at Northington General Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Beasley is holding a cane. Q46239Alabama serviceman Beasley, a patient at Northington General Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Beasley is holding a cane. Q46239

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Alabama serviceman Hammett, who was injured during World War II. Hammett is standing with crutches, on the steps outside a building; his foot is in a cast. He is probably a patient at Northington General Hospital in Tuscaloosa. Q46237

Alabama serviceman Huling, who was injured during World War II. Q46238Alabama serviceman Huling, who was injured during World War II. Huling is reading a book in a hospital bed. He is probably a patient at Northington General Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.Q46238

Alabama serviceman Miller, who was injured during World War II. Q46240Alabama serviceman Miller, who was injured during World War II. Miller is seated on a hospital bed, holding a pair of crutches. He is probably a patient at Northington General Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Q46240

Alabama serviceman Spikes, who was injured during World War II. Spikes is probably a patient at Northington General Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Q46241Alabama serviceman Spikes, who was injured during World War II. Spikes is probably a patient at Northington General Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Q46241

Alabama serviceman Turner, who was injured during World War II. Turner is seated on a hospital bed. He is probably a patient at Northington General Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Q46242Alabama serviceman Turner, who was injured during World War II. Turner is seated on a hospital bed. He is probably a patient at Northington General Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Q46242

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