Preparation to head to NC Maneuvers

Heavy pontons hand loaded

Bridge train to the 1st NC maneuvers 10/12/41

Cool mornings in NC campsite near Ellerbe

Army cadets train with the 85th - note 03 Springfield rifle

Ponton raft on the Pee Dee River

Pee Dee bridge under construction

Carl Breloff standing in an assault boat

Pee Dee bridge ready for traffic

The 85th would head for Plattsburg next

On the way the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor

Joe Prusasky at Plattsburg, he would later be KIA on the Rhine River

Robert Toole at Plattsburg

Toole at Plattsburg


Bridge train by rail to the 2nd NC Maneuvers 6/5/42

NC camp site as the 85th returns for more maneuvers 6/5/42

NC barber shop

NC camp site

Bathing facilities

Milt O'Barr in pyramidal tent

Crap game at the NC Maneuvers

The North Carolina Maneuvers and Plattsburg
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Latest comments

23.10 | 01:21

Glad you enjoy the site. Your grandfather was a worthy commander.

15.10 | 21:32

LTC Perdue was my grandfather. I love reading about where he served and what he did during WWII. Thank you for your work on gathering all of this information.

22.09 | 01:45

I do know there are remnants of where the 85th crossed the Rhine at Worms, Germany.

22.09 | 01:43

Sounds like you have an interesting trip planned. I hope to trace the 85th’s path some day. I do not know if there are any remnants of where the 85th crossed