Pfc Eve at Work — Tokyo

Pfc Eve at work (Tokyo, Japan 1945)

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Michael Dixon-Brooks October 3, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Here via PetaPixel site, these photos are amazing and it is astounding to think of the conditions your Dad and these guys worked under. Thanks for sharing them.

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Debra Eve October 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Thanks so much, Michael! I was so surprised at the site being picked up by Petapixel. It was an excellent writeup. I’ve been letting the place languish and should get back to posting the rest of my dad’s collection. Hopefully soon!

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Drew March 18, 2013 at 5:31 am

Debra,

My grandparents were in the U.S. Army medical corps in the Pacific during the war: my grandfather was a doctor, my grandmother a nurse. At some point during the war, somewhere on an island in the south Pacific, they met and fell in love. They were eventually married in Tokyo, just weeks after the war’s end: the first American’s wed in post-war Japan, according to an article from Stars and Stripes. Perhaps because of that fact, they had an “official” photographer provided by the Signal Corps. My grandfather used to say he was “MacArthur’s photographer.” Anyway, looking at your Dad’s photos, and looking in particular at the photo of your Dad, I find myself imagining it was him who photographed my grandparents’ wedding, that it was him who took that remarkable image of a hopeful young couple, standing on a balcony, looking out over the remains of Tokyo. For what it’s worth, thank you for the website, for the photographs, for the train of thought … all of which are deeply appreciated.

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