SURPRISE PARTY – GI BIRTHDAY SURPRISE IN PANAMA

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SURPRISE PARTY – GI BIRTHDAY SURPRISE IN PANAMA

From YANK Magazine

PANAMA—Every foot-slogging infantryman in 1st Sgt. Robert Jeffcott’s outfit down here is sure of a birthday cake on his anniversary, but he is never sure what he will find in it.

For instance, when S/Sgt. Ingvald Skavlen, the company carpenter, surveyed his cake he found a replica of a hammer down in beautiful frosting by the company baker, Pfc. Everett Mead. When Skavlen started to cut the cake he found some genuine nails inside, hygienically wrapped in waxed paper, of course.



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American soldiers get a drink from a Panamanian girl

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A US Navy 16-inch MkIIMI gun on a M1919 barbette mount, guards the entrance to the Panama canal.

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A US Army Air Force P-40 Warhawk of the 29th Fighter Squadron at Madden Army Airfield, Panama in May 1942.



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Aerial view of the US Navy Station at Coco Solo, Panama in 1941.

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The US Navy light cruiser USS Concord off Balboa, Panama, on January 6, 1943.



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