1943. Near Fine.
Oblong photo album containing a cover leaf signed by Kenneth W. Kachline with a note: "Feb 5, 1943, Joined & left for Boot Camp", 4 blank pages of daily activity log, 6 pages of autograph logs containing messages from friends, and numerous blank leaves of black paper with corner mounts for photos; bound in limp suede and brown morocco covers decorated in black, red, yellow, and blue with pictorial cloth inlay, fore edge with metal snap closures, containing 44 mounted photographs and an additional 5 photographs laid in, some labeled with dates, names or places. Near fine condition with some wear to the exterior. Kenneth W. Kachline (1923-2012), whose signature indicates he owned this photo album, was a member of the U.S. Navy Amphibious Scouts & Raiders, established eight months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and which would later come to be known as the Navy SEALs. The album contains photos of several young servicemen, presumably during their time at the training camp in Little Creek, Virginia, as well as several photos of a young woman, many bearing inscriptions addressed to "Honey." Kachline served in the Southwest Pacific and European regions, and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for his service.