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Greetings,

Attached are a few photos of members of the 8th Company, 2nd Air Service Mechanics Regiment posed on FT-17s.  A few companies of the 2nd Air Service Mechanics were assigned to French personnel to work on tank repairs.

 

Perhaps, if forum member "TANKER" (Michael) reads this, he can add to the service record and location of the 2nd Air Service Mechanics. 

 

I thought the  variety of uniform pieces and tank details might inspire some of you fine artists in addition to whetting the appetite of the scholars.  :)

 

John



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Bonsoir John,

With the photos number 3, 7 and 9, I can said (with trees in the background) that these photos were done in Bourron.

Bourron, South of Fontainebleau, was an Artillerie Spéciale Base from July 1918 until begenning of 1919.

The 2nd Battalion from 2nd Motor Mechanic (7th, 8 th, 9th, 10th and 16th Coy) was under Opcom Artillerie Spéciale.

These Coys was in Bourron (probably two) and in Martigny-les-Bains, an other Artillerie Spéciale Base, (probably three)

to repair French and also American Renault FT.

You can see that ace was on the rear tank (and not on the turret, like American Renault FT)

http://pages14-18.mesdiscussions.net/pages1418/Pages-d-Histoire-Artillerie/Artillerie-Speciale-chars-d-assaut/artilleris-speciale-bourron-sujet_1902_1.htm

http://pages14-18.mesdiscussions.net/pages1418/Pages-d-Histoire-Artillerie/Artillerie-Speciale-chars-d-assaut/artillerie-speciale-recherche-sujet_2391_1.htm

Thank you for these photos !

Bonne lecture et bonne soirée - Michel



-- Edited by Tanker on Wednesday 10th of August 2016 08:27:34 PM

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Michel,
You always amaze me with your knowledge! Thank you, so much, for sharing it. I now understand a bit more about these photos.

Thank you!

John

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